The Fascinating World of Mirrors

Looking at oneself every morning in the bathroom mirror, peering into a kaleidoscope or even gazing upon nature's own reflection in a clear mountain lake – mirror images are all around us and have been part of human life since the early days of man. From February 12 to August 27, 2023, we invite you to experience the interactive mirror exhibits by the Wolfsburger Science-Center phaeno, and dive into the fascinating world of mirrors!

  • How can we use mirror tricks to have a ghost appear and disappear in the Haunted House?
  • What kind of patterns can we create in the various kaleidoscopes?
  • Does our mirror image rotate along with the mirror?
  • What will you find in the Cube to Infinity?

Visitors ages 8 and up can explore the exciting world of mirroring and symmetry in mathematics from a fresh perspective, and unlock the surprising secrets of the world of mirrors. This exhibition is being displayed in collaboration with phaeno Wolfsburg, where the exhibits developed by Technorama were displayed previously.

Tours through the exhibition at the MAINS take place every Saturday and Sunday at 3 p.m. (in small groups). A registration is not necessary.

  • Further information

    Venue: MAINS (Mathematics Informatics Station)
    Kurfürstenanlage 52
    69115 Heidelberg
    Phone: +49 6221 533-382
    Dates: February 12 to August 27, 2023
    Opening hours: Thursday and Friday 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
    Saturday, Sunday and holidays 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
    Admission: free
    Guided tours of the MAINS: Saturdays and Sundays at 3 p.m. (in small groups)
    Groups / School Classes: Visiting the exhibition with a free guided tour through the MAINS outside of standard opening hours is possible by appointment. The maximum group size is limited to 35 individuals.
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    Language: German
    Host: Heidelberg Laureate Forum Foundation