Visitor Information

We look forward to your visit. To help you plan your visit, you will find all the information you need here. If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. You will find our contact details at the bottom of this page.

Please note our measures on board to contain SARS-CoV-2.

Opening hours

The exhibition is usually open from 10 to 19 o'clock. For a basic cleaning, the exhibition is closed daily from 13.30 to 14.30 pm. 


The entrance is free! Likewise, all events on board can be visited free of charge. A visitor guidance system at the entrance regulates the permitted number of people on board. Waiting times may occur. Registrations are not possible.

Landing places

The exhibition ship MS Wissenschaft will be docking in a total of 19 cities in Germany in 2020. The exact berths can be found in the tour plan (in German) by clicking on the respective city. 

Target group

The exhibition is designed to be suitable for children aged 12 and over, teenagers and adults.

Audio guide

We offer a free audio guide through the exhibition in German. The audio guide can be borrowed from the information counter against a deposit. For reasons of hygiene, you can also use your headphones with a jack plug (3.5 mm) for the audio guide.

Wheelchair access

The exhibition on board the MS Wissenschaft is wheelchair accessible.

A stairlift with a maximum load of 225 kg and a platform size of 80 x 90 cm is available. A lightweight wheelchair can be provided in the exhibition (seat width 43 cm). There is a wheelchair-accessible toilet.

Accessibility at the landing stage may be restricted due to structural conditions or low water level. Please contact the on-board staff in advance by telephone (0172 1765936) to clarify the conditions on-site.


The on-board bistro offers pretzels, cakes, ice cream as well as soft drinks and hot beverages. The bistro is open daily from 10 to 19 o'clock.The Sars-CoV-2 containment regulations also apply here.

Air conditioning

The exhibition is air-conditioned and remains pleasantly cool even at high outside temperatures.

Behaviour in the exhibition

It is not permitted to bring animals (except assistance/rehabilitation dogs) into the exhibition rooms. Please pack bulky items as well as large pieces of luggage/rucksacks in the designated cloakroom compartments. Near the exhibits, it is not permitted to handle objects that cause damage to the exhibition. It is not permitted to eat, drink or smoke in the exhibition area; eating and drinking is possible in the bistro area under Corona rules.

Visitors are liable for any damage caused by their behaviour.

Duty of supervision

Children are very welcome. However, children under 14 years of age may only visit the exhibition if accompanied by an adult (i.e. a parent or guardian). Legal guardians and representatives are responsible for the appropriate behaviour of the children and young people entrusted to them.