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    Activities for families and kids.

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During the summer holidays, the do-it-yourself exhibition Fascination Design will not take place. Discover the summer holiday programme until 8 September 2019.

Summer holiday programme 2019.

Maths Queens & Maths Kings

A voyage of discovery to the glorious land of mathematics: that’s what the “Maths Queens & Maths Kings” participatory exhibition at the Mercedes-Benz Museum makes possible. Here, children from the age of six can sort, count, trace patterns, weigh, make shapes to their heart’s content and thereby dive into the world of numbers. The exhibition in the Campus area on level 0 is open from 30 July to 8 September 2019, Tuesday to Friday from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. as well as on Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Participation is free of charge and prior registration is not necessary.

Date: 30 July to 8 September 2019
Tuesday to Friday from 13 to 18 pm
Every Saturday and Sunday from 10 to 18 o’clock
Recommended age: 6 years and older
Location: Campus (basement) in the Mercedes-Benz Museum

 

Discovering the Mercedes-Benz Museum with the new “Mercedes-Benz Pocket Museum” app.
Discovering the Mercedes-Benz Museum with the new “Mercedes-Benz Pocket Museum” app.

Summer holiday programme 2019.

The “Mercedes-Benz Pocket Museum” app.

A museum tour is being offered for the first time as part of the summer holiday programme with the new “Mercedes-Benz Pocket Museum” app: “Would you like to discover the history of the car? Then come along on a thrilling museum tour.” The app is tailored to children from eight years of age, but is equally designed to be a pleasure for the whole family. With it, you can put together your own vehicle collection and, with the most beautiful cars in the museum, go on the hunt for points. In doing so, the visitors will come across car pioneers Gottlieb Daimler and Wilhelm Maybach as well as Carl und Bertha Benz, solve tricky puzzles and find out a great deal about automotive technology while they are at it.

The Mercedes-Benz Museum has a tablet with the new app available to loan for each family or group (limited quantity). It is also handed out after redeeming the tickets in the Campus area on level 0 against the production of an official document (ID card or passport).

Recommended age: for families with children aged 8 and older
Counter: Campus (basement) in the Mercedes-Benz Museum

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: 21/22 September, 12/13 October, 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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Family-friendly 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 – from the children’s audio guide through children’s birthday parties to free children’s dishes in the restaurant.

  • 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.
  • Free-of-charge workshop for kids “Fascination Design” on the weekend.

Gastronomy

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

Fascination Design at the Mercedes-Benz Museum.

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: after the summer holidays every Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Participants: up to 30 children
Age recommendation: 3 years and older
Location: “Action” area in the Campus (basement level) of the Mercedes-Benz Museum.

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

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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.