Aha?! Research Workshop
In the experimentally designed rooms, visitors of the Senckenberg Natural History Museum will be able to actively interact with scientists as well as work on and discover collection items themselves.
Nature research thrives on the fascination of discovering unknown things, understanding connections and understanding the world better, bit by bit. Driven by their curiosity, scientists are constantly developing new research questions and investigating them through targeted research and well thought-out experiments. Where museums normally simply display the results of this research, the Aha? Research Workshop offers an opportunity to participate. Guided by their own interests and impulses, visitors get to measure exhibits, view them under a microscope and discover hidden worlds. Research boxes with objects, accompanying questions and thought-provoking impulses are designed to encourage visitors to understand correlations in nature or to develop their own questions. Those who prefer to work creatively can draw, model or design with natural materials. But what do visitors actually want to explore? Which animal groups do they want to get to know better and which methods do they want to try out? In order to get closer to the answer to this question, a deliberately experimental and flexible research workshop will start in spring 2022, in which methods and topics can be tried out and visitors can express their opinions and wishes.