Use instead of waste
German Museum of Technology – 07.12.22 – 03.09.23
Special exhibition for families: Repairing is sustainable and fun! With lots of hands-on activities and free workshops.
Whether it’s a cell phone, a sneaker or a bicycle – repairing something is always worth a try. When we repair things, we understand how they work instead of throwing them away and buying new ones. Repairing is living sustainability in everyday life. The exhibition “Repair!” shows the diversity of repair from the old Japanese gold repair to the super special tool for game consoles. At interactive stations, young and old exhibition guests get to work together, plugging a hole in a giant sock or mending a dike. This makes it clear that repairing is not only sensible, but also a lot of fun!
Many people no longer have the confidence to carry out everyday repairs. They lack the tools or the knowledge. The exhibition invites you to lend a hand yourself and discover repairing in a new way. On weekends, there are various hands-on activities at the exhibition: a monthly Repair Café, where visitors can repair things themselves with support, demonstrations on printing spare parts from the 3D printer, and family workshops, where you can sew axolotl hand puppets from broken socks and old buttons, for example.
Tuesday-Friday 09:00 – 17:30
Saturday-Sunday 10:00 – 18:00
Last entry 16:00
Admission price € 8,00
Admission is free for those under 18 and up to the completion of regular schooling.
Reduced price € 4,00
Discounts are available to the following, with appropriate proof:
Students. Unemployed persons, Severely disabled persons (from 50%), Recipients of social welfare. Recipients of benefits under the Asylum Seekers’ Benefits Act (Asylbewerberleistungsgesetz), Federal volunteers and those doing voluntary military service, Berliners with the berlinpass and berlinpass-BuT, Groups from institutions for the disabled