Ottobock Science Center

“Understanding what moves us”

On the way from Potsdamer Platz to the Brandenburg Gate you pass the Ottobock  Sience Center at Ebertstraße 15a. The striking facade design is modeled on the structure of muscle fibers. The lighting installation called “Walker” provides an eye-catcher at nightfall: an astoundingly characteristic gait of a human being emerges from fifteen moving luminous points.

The three-story exhibition “Understanding what moves us” provides the opportunity to learn more about your own body interactively and playfully. Multimedial installations help to understand inventions that allow physically restricted people to get more mobility. Movement is the central theme of the exhibition. Here you can try out how the sense of balance works: How it feels to drive a wheelchair through Berlin. Or what our hand is doing while catching a pen. At the same time, for example, the functions of thought-controlled prostheses are described.

The Science Center Berlin is open from Thursday to Sunday from 10 am to 6 pm. The admission is free. Science Guides are at the disposal of the day visitors as contact persons for the exciting depictions of the “muscle house”.

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