The Zentrum Neue Technologien at the Deutsche Museum Munich presents current topics from the world of science and technology . Here it is evident how new knowledge originates and in which way this can influence our lives.
The DNA visitors’ laboratory we created is the focus and highlight of the permanent exhibition. High above the heavy cabinets of black steel the experimental laboratory hovers like a completely white UFO, which is in itself an impressive exhibit. The laboratory room is formed from a flattered ball of triangular sections. With a diameter of eight metres and a height of five metres, it offers ample space for 16 future scientists and the necessary technology. The visitors enter the laboratory through one of the three wing doors that like a spaceship slowly open.
Under the supervision of scientists visitors can now perform their own experiments with pipette and laboratory equipment and for example isolate their own DNA. In May 2012 the Zentrum Neue Technologien received a prize in the national competition »Germany – 365 places in the land of ideas«. Since 2006 the initiative has been distinguishing those in Germany who produce innovation, inventive spirit and novel ideas. We are happy that we could contribute to this.