Tuesday, 10. June 2014

Fifth anniversary of the Science Center Berlin

Invitation to the open house on 14 June

Professor Hans Georg Näder, President and CEO of Ottobock, inaugurated the Science Center Berlin in 2009 just a stone's throw from Potsdamer Platz. More than 525,000 visitors have since gone there on an expedition through the world of medical technology. The five-year anniversary of Ottobock's representation in the capital city with the permanent multimedia exhibition "Discover what moves us" is going to be celebrated: The Science Center Berlin is hosting an open house on 14 June. Guests can look forward to a varied entertainment programme.

On Saturday at 10 am, the doors of the Science Center Berlin will open to anyone who is interested in learning how the human body functions and, in keeping with the exhibition motto, wants to discover what moves us. Interactive exhibits over three floors demonstrate how nature and technology are meshed. The visitors can playfully discover more about themselves and understand inventions that help to restore mobility. In addition to the permanent exhibition, the Science Center Berlin is offering numerous other highlights for the open house: Guests are invited to put their skills to the test on a wheelchair course, allow the guides to take them on a tour of the exhibition, win great prizes in a raffle and enjoy the entertainment of the band “Die Scopitones”. Refreshments are provided as well.

With the Science Center Berlin, Ottobock is linking the past to the future. The orthopaedic technician Otto Bock founded the company Orthopädische Industrie GmbH in the Kreuzberg district in 1919. After 90 years, the company has returned with an open forum presenting medical technology to offer inspiration and education about the topic of mobility. Its unique architecture has established the Science Center as a landmark in the heart of Berlin. Based on the concept of its interior, the amorphous curves of the façade imitate the structure of muscle fibres. After dark, light installations make it an impressive sight.

For further information about the open house and lots of interesting details about the Science Center Berlin, visit www.sciencecenterberlin.com.

For further information

Karsten Ley

Director Corporate Communication

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