The MS Science

The exhibition ship MS Science is touring through Germany from June 3rd to September 9th 2016 with a new exhibition “Seas and Oceans” as part of the Science Year 2016*17 with the same title. Also on board are numerous exhibits of the Cluster of Excellence “The Future Ocean” and the GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel. The tour of the science ship will start in Kiel on May 3rd. The ship will be in Kiel and open to all interested until May 8th.


Visitors to the MS Science exhibition will go on a research expedition: They will dive into the impressive world of seas and oceans, explore habitats such as the coast, the high sea, the deep sea or the polar sea and will get an impression of the multifaceted work of marine researchers. The exhibition “Seas and Oceans” emphasizes the importance of the world’s oceans for the climate, what role they play as a resource and how we can protect the oceans and use them in a reasonable way without exploiting them. The interactive exhibits encourage visitors to discover and experiment.

The exhibition on the refitted inland barge with an exhibition area of 600 square meters is a key component of the Science Year 2016*17 proclaimed by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and Science in Dialogue (WiD). It addresses, in particular, schools, young people and families and is recommended for young people age 12 and up. The entrance is free of charge.

Further Information:

An overview of all stations of the tour:

Film about the MS Science: