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Long Night of the Sciences

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On the "smartest night of the year", numerous scientific institutions and laboratories open their doors and invite visitors to participate.

Once a year, numerous scientific institutions in Berlin and Potsdam invite visitors to laboratories, archives, libraries and lecture halls that are otherwise not open to the public. From 5 PM until midnight, visitors can participate in exciting experiments, learn about current research results and enjoy stimulating conversations. Around 27,000 visitors took advantage of this opportunity last year.

Where Scientists and Citizens Exchange Ideas

What makes the Long Night of the Sciences so special is the personal encounter between scientists and citizens, the thrilling experience of discovering usually "hidden" places, and the vivid atmosphere of a nightly event. Above all, it's not only the visitors who learn a lot this night - the scientists, too, get inspiration and useful feedback from their dialogue with the public. Therefore discussion groups and join-in activities have increased from year to year, including over 300 events for children and young people.

“Be Smarter”: Event Promotes Research against Fake News

Once, the Long Night of the Sciences 2022 takes a stand against misrepresentations, invented truths and irrationalism. The guiding idea: science as an answer to fake news, conspiracy theories and fatal errors.

At a Glance

Lange Nacht der Wissenschaften 2023
various locations in Berlin and Potsdam
17 June 2023
Admission Fee
€14 Euro, reduced fee €9, free for children under 6

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Last edited: 13 January 2023