On the open day hosted by “Sendung mit der Maus,” companies, laboratories, workshops, factories, museums and other institutions from all over Germany will open doors that are otherwise closed to the public. This year TUM is taking part with several activities.
Please note: most scheduled activities require advance registration. Details can be found on the linked information pages for the individual programs.
The scheduled events will take place subject to the current pandemic conditions. The COVID restrictions applicable at TUM and in Bavaria at the time of the event must be complied with. Current regulations at TUM: www.tum.de/corona
Biomedicine, chemistry and technology (Garching)
A wide variety of activities await mouse fans aged 7-13 at the Munich Institute of Biomedical Engineering (MIBE): giant blubber bubbles, magic writing and fireballs, as MIBE presents a chemical show featuring spectacular mixtures and reactions! But wait – where have the chocolate eggs gone? To track down the chocolate thief, the young detectives will visit several exciting stations, from construction set soldering and a model made of 23,000 Lego blocks to an X-ray machine for Kinder Surprise eggs.
When: 3.10.2022, 9-11:45, 12-14:45, 15-17:45
Where: Munich Institute of Biomedical Engineering (MIBE), Boltzmannstrasse 11, 85748 Garching
Registration and more information (MIBE homepage)
Details on the Sendung mit der Maus homepage (WDR)
Research Neutron Source (Garching)
Reservations for the Mouse Day at the Research Neutron Source Heinz Maier-Leibnitz (FRM II) are now closed. However, adults and children are also invited to the FRM II open house in the neighboring Science Congress Center Munich (GALILEO) on October 3.
In a tour of the Research Neutron Source, guests can peek into the reactor basin and learn more about the non-destructive investigation of materials with neutrons. There will be plenty of information available as well as informative talks, films, painting and handicraft activities, games and Lego models of scientific instruments. FRM II researchers will also be on hand to take questions. Registration is required only for the reactor tours (adults).
When: 03.10.2022, 9.00 – 17.00
Where: The open house event will take place in the Science Congress Center Munich (GALILEO), Walther-von-Dyck-Strasse 10, 85748 Garching. This is also the meeting point for the reactor tours.
More information and registration for the tours (FRM II homepage)
Mouse activities (fully booked) (WDR)
Munich Excellence Clusters (Garching)
Where will we obtain our energy in the future? What is a quantum computer? What causes Alzheimer’s disease? And what happened after the Big Bang? Mouse fans four years of age and older can learn the answers to these and other questions from the Munich Excellence Clusters e-conversion, MCQST, SyNergy und ORIGINS. They can choose to build batteries using fruit and vegetables, visit a research lab with virtual reality glasses, discover nerve cells under a microscope or make fridge magnets with galaxy images to take home.
When: 03.10.2022, 9.00 – 17.00
Where: Science Congress Center Munich (GALILEO), Walther-von-Dyck-Strasse 10, 85748 Garching
Registration and more information (Origins Cluster homepage)
Details on the Sendung mit der Maus homepage (WDR
Microbiology (Klinikum rechts der Isar)
“Me and my bacteria – we’re inseparable!” Here mouse fans aged 6–10 will learn about who is living on and in us and what these tiny creatures get up to all day long – and why we make a perfect combination. The kids will immerse themselves in the world of microbiology and become little researchers. They’ll see surprising things under the microscope, discover all kinds of bacteria and parasites and be amazed at the sheer variety. Children must be accompanied by a parent or responsible adult and should bring along a snack.
When: 10.00-12.00 and 14.00-16.00
Where: Institute for Medical Microbiology, Immunology and Hygiene TUM, Trogerstr. 30, 81675 Munich
Registration and information on the Sendung mit der Maus homepage (WDR)
Video: TUM Hyperloop on the occasion of the 2021 Mouse birthday celebration
How will we get from place to place in the future? Maybe we’ll travel by Hyperloop – a high-speed train on which a TUM team is doing important research. Our students Domenik Radeck and Wonyoung Choi were featured on WDR’s 50th anniversary Sendung mit der Maus broadcast (YouTube) in 2021, where they explained the concept behind the future Hyperloop train, which will speed through a tube at close to the speed of sound.