Invisible Worlds

Hands-on exhibition for kids and families


Our eyes are wonderful, but even so, we cannot see everything with them. There is so much more to discover, beyond what we can see, both near at hand and far away. In space, in our global environment, within our bodies and even in our thoughts and minds. Let us therefore take you on a journey of discovery. A journey that is made possible in this large, hands-on exhibition "Invisible Worlds".

Visitors will find eight stations or “pavilions” on the themes of Origin, Life, Waves, Thoughts, Secrets, Earth, Brain and Cosmos. You are invited to discover – playfully, with a smile perhaps – the ways that have been developed and invented, by both nature and humankind, to make the invisible visible.

How does a bat find its way in complete darkness? How does our brain work -- and how can it be tricked? What did fossilised creatures look like when they were living? Is it possible to move a ball with the power of thought alone? Can you write secret messages in hieroglyphics?

Answers to these and many more questions can be found in the "Invisible Worlds" exhibition from the 16th of November 2023. Whether you're a family with children, a school class, or a children's or youth group exploring the pavilions in small teams, the exhibition is great fun, rewarding for young and old alike. And we can promise some genuine “Aha!” moments. We look forward to welcoming you.

We are delighted to acknowledge the invaluable assistance of numerous top research institutions in the supporting programme:

  • Members of the renowned ForschungRegion Braunschweig e.V research and innovation network: the German Aerospace Centre, the Julius Kühn Institute, the Leibniz Institute DSMZ-German Collection of Microorganisms and Cell Cultures, the Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt, the Technical University of Braunschweig


  • the German Röntgen Museum Remscheid
  • the Hanover University of Music, Drama and Media
  • the Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Collaborative Research Centre "Atomic Scale Control of Energy Conversion”

* Family pass I (1 adult + max. 3 children, each additional child plus 1,00 €) 11,00 €

** Family pass II (2 adults + max. 3 children, each additional child plus 1,00 €) 14,00 €