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Visitor information

  • Open all year
  • Closed 24, 25, 31 December and 1 January
  • Guided tours
  • Suitable for children aged 5+
  • Also suitable for groups


Prepare to be amazed at the EXPLORA Science Centre

The EXPLORA Science Centre in Frankfurt specialises in visual phenomena and optical illusions that will fool the eye and trick the brain. It's a place for children aged five and upwards to learn by doing and experiment, play and discover.

Man is a curious being. Children never stop asking questions and grown-ups, too, try to expand their knowledge by reading books. Many a mystery of science and technology is finally explained at the EXPLORA in Frankfurt. This hands-on museum focuses on perception and illusion, art, language, maths and physics, and our five senses. In this unique exploratorium, which delivers plenty of 'aha' moments, interactive exhibits encourage children to learn and understand through the medium of play. Its 3D art trains the eyes and tricks the senses: wearing special 3D glasses, you can immerse yourself in a world of 3D, optical illusion and interactive works of art. Prepare to be amazed by science, technology and art as you've never seen them before!


Experiment and find things out for yourself, indulge your curiosity and experience a world of visual phenomena at the EXPLORA Science Centre in Frankfurt. Holograms, 3D art, anaglyphs, anamorphoses, trick pictures, stereoscopic art, light polarisation, optical illusions, impossible objects, inverted sculptures, mirror tunnels, zoetropes, DNA spirals, Rott's pendulum, optical art, an Ames room, two-way pictures, a theremin, sniff boxes, vectogrammes, triple vision, mathematical tangram and puzzle tables. Each station has to be thought about long and hard before its lesson is revealed. All these intriguing and astounding exhibits call on visitors of every generation to experiment, find things out for themselves and learn by doing. Play yourself smart is the slogan at the EXPLORA Science Centre!

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