Current note:
Wearing an FFP II mask is mandatory in all our facilities.


Astonishment at the speed of light

Our educational offers bring young and old visitors closer to the cosmos and open doors to an up-to-date STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) education. We use the diverse possibilities of the observatory and digital planetarium projection to make other areas of science accessible in a contemporary way and at eye level, starting with astronomy. The education department of the Stiftung Planetarium Berlin (Foundation Planetarium Berlin) is constantly developing its offerings for lifelong-learners.

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Our educational offerings include:

  • School programmes
  • Information and working materials for teachers and students
  • INTENSE – the mobile science theatre for Berlin schools
  • Space Explorers Club
  • Star charts
  • Children's podcast »Abgespaced – Der Weltraum von A bis Z«


Celestial Science Museum

A museum of celestial science awaits you in the historic building of the Archenhold Observatory in Berlin-Treptow. Since 1909, what was and remains to this day the largest public observatory in the country has presented exhibitions on astronomy – one of the oldest sciences known to mankind. Special exhibitions are dedicated to the development of astronomy and highlight different focal points.


Special Exhibitions

Special exhibitions are presented from time to time in all facilities of the Stiftung Planetarium Berlin.

The exhibition »Der Ernst-Thälmann-Park« will be on display in the foyer of the Zeiss-Großplanetarium (Zeiss Grand Planetarium) until June 2022.


Stiftung Planetarium Berlin

Stiftung Planetarium Berlin was established on 1 July 2016 as a foundation under public law with legal capacity and unites astronomical institutions for the first time in Berlin's history. The Archenhold-Sternwarte (Archenhold Observatory) and the Wilhelm-Foerster-Sternwarte (Wilhelm Foerster Observatory) are among the most traditional popular observatories in Germany, while the Planetarium am Insulaner and the Zeiss-Großplanetarium, Europe's most modern science theatres, offer relevant and innovative forms of education.

The foundation’s institutions are state-of-the-art modern bridges to the cosmos. Internationally renowned for their technology and content, the facilities form an essential part of Berlin’s educational and cultural offerings. Its unity allows it to not only explore astronomy, but also expand into other sciences. The decisive factor here is the reorientation and professionalization of the joint program schedule and the range of programs.

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