The Aha?! Science Lab is the new hands-on area at the Senckenberg Naturmuseum Frankfurt. Here you can get in touch with science: examine fascinating objects from nature, join in real research projects and talk to scientists from our museum.
Nature research thrives on the fascination of discovering unknown things, grasping connections and understanding the world better bit by bit. In our Aha? Science Lab you can – guided by your own curiosity and your own impulses – pursue your own research questions and get to the bottom of scientific phenomena.
The scientific collection specially compiled for the Aha? Science Lab includes over 100 natural objects that can be touched and examined. Technical workstations equipped with microscopes and binoculars offer the opportunity to look at the objects magnified, discover breathtaking structures and dive into the hidden world of the microcosm.
Those who want to work on a specific topic (weighing dinos, counting annual rings or perhaps you like to examine shark teeth?) can grab “research boxes” and approach natural history phenomena step by step and develop their own research questions. Painting and drawing utensils also enable an artistic exploration of natural history topics.
Another special of the exhibition: experience science first hand. How? For example, by working on Citizen Science Projects in the Aha? Science Lab. Here you can evaluate camera trap images from Martin Jansen’s WildLIVE! project or sort mollusc sands for our malacology section. In addition, Science Live events take place regularly. Here our scientists visit us in the exhibition, give exciting insights into their work and are happy to answer all your questions. You want to know when the next Science Live event will take place? You can find our calendar here.
Got curious? Then come and visit us – we look forward to meeting you and to your questions!
We would like to thank the Stiftung Polytechnische Gesellschaft Frankfurt am Main and other supporters who make the Aha? Science Lab possible.
Monday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am – 8:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday, Sunday, and holidays 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Special opening hours of Aha?! Science Lab:
Tuesday: 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Wednesday: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Thursday: 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Friday: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sunday: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Holiday: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Special opening hours
Shrove Tuesday closed from 13:00.
Good Friday, December 24, December 31, January 1 closed.
Bitte beachten Sie auch die temporären Sperrungen im Museum bei der Planung Ihres Besuchs.
Adults (from 18 years)
Children and teenagers (aged 6 - 17), conscripts, civilian servants, school aged and students with student ID
Frankfurt-Card 50% Owner
Groups numbering 20 or more (price per person) from 18 years
Kindergartens, School classes, Associations
One accompanying person free per booked tour
Each additional accompanying person per booked guided tour
Children, school aged, teenagers from 6 years
Escorts of Kindergartens (every 2nd child)
Students (Guided Tour)
Family: 2 Adults and up to 3 children between 6 and 17 years
Mini Family: 1 Adult and 2 children between 6 to 17 years old
Family Card Hessen
2 adults and all children under the age of 18
On Wednesdays effective from 5pm, visitors from 18 years
Annual season ticket (Naturpass)
Annual Season Ticket 6 - 14 years old and disabled from 50 GdB
Annual Season Ticket from 15 years
Accompanied refugee groups
Children under the age of 6
Disabled children from 50%
Escorts of disabled (from 50% on), in case support is essential for the visit of the museum
Groups with SGN company member card
ICOM members with ICOM card
Members of the Circle of Friends (including family) with Circle of Friends member card
One accompanying person per guided tour (only kindergarten, school classes and associations)
Press members with press card
SGN members (including family) with SGN member card
Tourist guides with official guide card of the Frankfurt Tourist Office
Trainees of Frankfurt City Council with confirmation
Visitors from twin towns of Frankfurt city with identity card
Volunteers with confirmation
Your donation for the Senckenberg Society
With your donation, you help the Senckenberg Society to conduct natural scientific research and make our results accessible to the public through publications, exhibitions, educational projects, and many other initiatives.