A Journey in time through our cosmos at the Deutsches Museum

The exhibition takes visitors on a journey through time which begins 13,7 billion years ago and ends with a glimpse at the future of the Universe. En route the visitors learn how space, time, matter and the large structures in space have formed. An excursion into today’s Universe describes the life cycle of stars, the structure and development of galaxies and the roles Black Holes play in the process.

The exhibition combines findings from astronomy, astrophysics, nuclear and particle physics in order to present the history of the development of the cosmos from different perspectives. The current level of research is clearly depicted with video and visual material.

Hands-on experiments show what we can learn from cosmic background radiation, how important Dark Matter is and why oxygen, iron and gold are found on earth.

The exhibition is located in the „round room“ of the astronomy section on the 5th floor of the Deutsches Museum. Opening hours are from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm daily.

The exhibition was planned, financed and realized in 2009 by five research institutes in Munich and Garching:   

  • Excellence Cluster Universe (today: Excellence Cluster Origins)
  • European Southern Observatory (ESO)
  • Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics (MPA)
  • Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics (MPE)
  • Max Planck Institute for Physics (MPP)

In 2014 the exhibition "Evolution of the Universe" was extensively updated.