The Humboldt Exploratorium
Exploring and discovering nature: at the Humboldt Exploratorium children and teenagers can gain an understanding of natural history, ecology and the environment through hands-on experience.
In practical workshops, children and young adults can discover their inner scientist and learn about excavation and microscopy techniques.
Explore the fascinating world of micro-organisms at the Carl Zeiss Microscopy Centre. Take your children on a journey into the past, become a palaeontologist and excavate dinosaur bones or explore nature from an artistic perspective.
For more information about our educational programme please take a look at the guided tours and other activities page.
Carl Zeiss Microscopy Centre
At the Carl Zeiss Microscopy Centre, school children can work together with scientists and the museum’s own education experts to discover the micro-organisms that live in Berlin’s soils, rivers, lakes and ponds. They can explore the magical world in a drop of water and marvel at the mysterious beauty of thin sections of stones and minerals – and even meteorites from outer space.
The Microscopy Centre is open to the public from 12.30 to 3.30 p.m. every Wednesday during school days. Visitors can use the facility on their own and learn about the work of scientists in a natural history research lab.
In addition, the Carl Zeiss Microscopy Centre is used on a regular basis by many different groups and organisations. For example, every other Tuesday, the “Working Group for the Fostering of Exceptional Talent in Science Education” meets here, and Potsdam University uses the Centre as part of its teacher training programme.
To find out more about the Microscopy Centre’s education programmes, its projects and partners, please take a look at the Carl Zeiss Microscopy Centre web page.
The Carl Zeiss Microscopy Centre is a member of the Schülerlabor-Netzwerk GenaU (student lab network) and receives funding from the Berlin Senate for Education, Science and Youth and from the Pawel-Rammingen Stiftung. From 2003 to 2006 it also received funding from the Robert Bosch Stiftung under its NaT-working programme.