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    Activities for families and kids.

Children’s programme in November.

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09./10.11.  Hacker School

16./17.11. The do-it-yourself exhibition “Fascination Design”

23./24.11. Stories of the G: G-Class creative

Register now for the Hacker School.

Up to ten children and young people aged from 11 to 18 can take part in each weekend course. In the Mercedes-Benz Museum campus, over the course of two five-hour sessions, the participants dive into the world of bits and bytes and learn to programme – without any prior knowledge or good grades in maths and physics.

The following dates are available to choose from: 09/10 November and 07/08 December 2019.

Each course costs 30 euros per person, plus advance booking fee.  

On three weekends, the Mercedes-Benz Museum and Hacker School offer programming courses.

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The exhibition by the Graz Children’s Museum at the Mercedes-Benz Museum.

The Inventive Geniuses.

Ingenious Inventions, thrilling fiddly jobs and crazy ideas! 

For children age 8 and older. 

Bicycle, car, boat, and airplane – All that had to be invented first! By whom actually? And why? And what was the world’s first invention? People worked on many inventions for a long time, whereas other inventions were down to a mishap and others to a coincidence. Some inventor geniuses urgently needed something that did not yet exist and suddenly had a flash of inspiration!

What ideas do you have? What would you like to invent and how could it work? Let’s go hunting brilliant ideas – and turn into a real inventive genius! 

An exhibition by the Graz Children’s Museum – FRida & freD. 
Main sponsor: Klaus Tschira Stiftung gemeinnützige GmbH.

Fascination Design.

Fascination Design – The do-it-yourself exhibition in the Mercedes-Benz Museum. Immerse yourself in the world of automobile design.

The Fascination Design team at the Mercedes-Benz Museum has an exciting workshop to offer you: whether in sketching, drawing or design. Realise your own idea of the car of the future. You need no previous knowledge. The only requirement is that you enjoy creative work. An ideal studio space in a stimulating atmosphere, plus high-quality materials, are at your disposal. At various stations you will be accompanied and assisted by highly knowledgeable team members. At the sketching table you can produce drawings and plans for your own, personal car model. Or have you perhaps always wanted to design your own steering wheel?

Date: Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Please note current changes.
Participants: up to 30 children
Age recommendation: 3 years and older
Location: basement level (“Ebene 0”) in the Campus of the Mercedes-Benz Museum.

The registration with adult accompanying takes place directly on site. Occasionally there may be waiting times.

Fascination Design at the Mercedes-Benz Museum.

Children’s programme at the Mercedes-Benz Museum.

The history of the automobile holds a special fascination for all age groups. The Mercedes-Benz Museum offers numerous special amenities and services tailored especially to families with children and school classes.

  • Family parking spaces in the museum’s multi-storey car park (except P4)
  • Admission to the Mercedes-Benz Museum is free for all children up to the age of 14.
  • Children and adolescents before the age of 14, must be accompanied by a legal guardian or equivalent supervisor.
  • A barrier-free exhibition
  • Before they embark on a tour of the museum, children are presented with a “discovery book” at the ticket counter.
  • The free audio guide with a special children’s profile is recommended as an alternative for visitors aged six and over.
  • Baby buggies may be borrowed for a deposit of €50.
  • Mothers’ and babies’ rooms and sanitary facilities are available on all levels.
  • Classes from Primary on, receive age-based booklets on demand.
  • Special guided tours for children.
  • Every weekend there is a colourful children's programme. Please note the current information. 

Gastronomy

Children’s toilets and high chairs round off the family-oriented amenities.

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What age are children allowed to enter the museum unsupervised?

Children under the age of 14 are only allowed to visit the exhibition if accompanied by an adult.

Baby buggies may be borrowed (at the ticket desk) for a deposit of €50.

Contact:

Mercedes-Benz Classic Kontakt Center
Phone: +49 711-17 30 000
Fax: +49 711-17 30 400
Email: classic@daimler.com

Videos.

A girl called Mercedes.

This stop-motion animation was made by three students from the Stuttgart State Academy of Art and Design – Annarita Matuschka, Eduard Losing and Dirk Michael Flach – plus Stefan Heller, a freelance artist and animated film maker. Their short film, which lasts around two minutes, invites the viewer to see the history of the Mercedes-Benz brand in a new dimension. The stars of the short film include the inventors of the automobile Carl Benz and Gottlieb Daimler along with two female protagonists: Bertha Benz, who made the world’s first long-distance car journey with her sons in 1888, and Mercédès Jellinek, who gave her name to Daimler’s car brand in 1902. The individual scenes are told with skilfully drawn figures, along with buildings and scenery. The creative use of scissors, pen and paper has brought the two-dimensional protagonists to life. When it came to creating the animation, the most important tools were the film makers’ own hands and their voices which feature on the accompanying soundtrack. They also used various models which they built themselves and a computer, and the music was specially composed. From the screenplay to post-production, the film is the result of intensive teamwork.

Hungry for History.

“Hungry for History” is the work of Marco Erbrich and Florian Greth from Flyvision Media, both of whom were students at the Film Academy in Ludwigsburg until 2014. Erbrich and Greth’s film plays with the aesthetic of classic monster films. In it a gigantic shiny silver creature suddenly appears in a series of historic film sequences from the company’s archives. The Museum-shaped monster has a huge appetite for iconic Mercedes-Benz-branded vehicles. The succinct story lasts around a minute in length and all becomes clear in the final shot. The monster grew out of a digital animation of the Museum’s façade.