BIONICS

permanent exhibition

in short

The Bionics exhibition offers information on the historical background and gives insights into current research in this area.
„BIONIK“ setzt sich aus den Begriffen „Biologie“ und „Technik“ zusammen und steht für eine Denkweise, die Natur und Technik und deren wechselseitige Beeinflussung betrachtet.
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Visitor entrance

TECHNOSEUM
Museumsstraße 1
68165 Mannheim
Germany 

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in detail

Bionics – derived from the Greek word for “life”, this word represents an attitude that does not regard nature and technology as contradictory but focuses on how they influence each other. The purpose of this very young branch of science is to use solutions invented by nature over millions of years as a source of inspiration for technical innovations.

Penguins, for instance, are a great source of inspiration –these birds’ wings have been converted to rudders. They are considered the animal kingdom’s best wing swimmers. In their natural environment, they cover up to 100 kilometres a day and achieve top speeds of more than seven metres a second – such as when jumping onto an iceberg from water. Thanks to the aerodynamic shape of its body, a penguin uses exceptionally little energy in the process. Engineers have used this knowledge to develop  more efficient and environmentally friendly means of transport.
Admission
6 / 4 EUR;
Familienkarte / Family ticket: 12 EUR
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Opening Times

Sun
09:00 - 17:00
Mon
09:00 - 17:00
Tue
09:00 - 17:00
Wed
09:00 - 17:00
Thu
09:00 - 17:00
Fri
09:00 - 17:00
Sat
09:00 - 17:00

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