Body and Fitness
A further Science Center department is dedicated to the human body, its physiology and health. Simple experiments, clear measuring procedures and competitions challenging visitors’ athletic and creative abilities place the human body at the centre of interest. Everybody receives personalised feedback on their fitness status and is encouraged to make exercise and health matters of everyday concern.
World ski champion Michael Walchhofer for instance donated his skis to become part of our interactive "Ski Glider“. A simulated downhill race tests the balance of the participant – to be a fast downhill skier it is crucial not to put the skis on edge! The rowing competition will cause everybody to burn a lot of calories. Our "calorie scales“, however, will prove that eating a pizza will cause you to regain these calories as quickly as they were lost. An obstacle course tests your skills in manoeuvring a wheelchair – an intriguing hands-on activity demonstrating how challenging everyday life in a wheelchair can be.