Extra is relaunching!

The marketplace for scientific touring exhibitions will be redeveloped and will go live on the Ecsite website in June 2016. See you there! www.ecsite.eu

WARNING - NO NEW USER OR EXHIBITION ON THIS PLATFORM FROM 15 MARCH 2016

Ecsite, the Europen network for science centres and museums, will be entirely redesigning and upgrading the platform in the next few weeks. The new EXTRA marketplace will be integrated in the Ecsite website and will benefit from its robust technical framework and contemporary design. It will be going live at the Ecsite Annual Conference on 9 June 2016. Uploading exhibitions will be reserved to Ecsite members and EXTRA sponsors, while the search function will stay accessible to all.
Exhibitions developed by Ecsite members are being migrated in their 15 March 2016 state.
More information here

Archaeology of Glaciers – 2nd World War, emercency landing of JU 52 on the glacier
Archaeology of Glaciers – 2nd World War, emercency landing of JU 52 on the glacier

spectacular original parts of the JU52 aircraft, mixed with a fascinating story about a top secret mission, which ended with an emergency landing in the middle of the Alps.

the gender EXPERIMENT
the gender EXPERIMENT

By means of highly interactive exhibits, visitors take part in a nation-wide experiment to find out what women can do better than men and what men can do better than women.

Playing with Einstein.
Playing with Einstein.

The exhibition covers five themes: starting from Einstein’s childhood and the classical mechanics concepts that young Albert devoted his thoughts to at the end of the nineteenth century, to end up with general relativity . The topics covered include waves, light, electromagnetism, quantum mechanics, brownian motion and special relativity, all presented in the interactive and playful style of the museum with many exhibits and pleasant texts that anyone can understand.

Dialogue in the Dark
Dialogue in the Dark

“Surprise, the world can be interesting without colour.”
“Thank you for the impressions which have shown me a lot, and what difficulties there are if you can’t see.”
“An impressive experience which moves seeing into a different dimension.”
“The exhibition is an excellent contribution when it comes to dealing with disability. I got a lot out of it. A successful change of perspective.”
“Thank you very much. I was afraid when I went in, and found I could relax in a dark world.”

The Science of Navigation - from the Ancient Mariner to the Moons of Galileo
The Science of Navigation - from the Ancient Mariner to the Moons of Galileo

This very original exhibition traces developments in the history of navigation - sea or stars - from the ancient mariner to the scientific discoveries of Galileo navigating the solar system, with a special focus on the “navigational techniques” that have evolved over the ages in different cultures.