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None of us would have imagined spending more than two hours in a science museum, but that’s what we did on our second day of the trip; we were in the Deutsches Museum for six hours, and if it wasn’t closing for the day, we would probably have stayed longer. It is supposed to be the world’s largest museum of technology and engineering. Our plan was to spend two hours there, and our strategy was to go to the top floor and work our way down; we would skim through all floors (there are 6 floors) and we would stop only when we see something interesting. I think it would take two hours just to walk thru all exhibits non-stop (there were more than 40 exhibits) I think we tried to finish our visit before we have lunch, but by 2:30pm, we were only half way thru. So we gave up rest of our schedule (to visit two more museums that day), and decided to stay there for the rest of the day.

Here are some of the exhibits that we spent a little more time than others: Astronomy, Computer Science (I wonder why), Agricultural and Food Technology (I really wonder why), Photo and Film (very nice exhibit), Aviation (most time here), Marine Transportation, Bridges (I never thought building bridges could be that interesting), and Mining.

Everything there is massive, both size of the collection and the artifact itself. It is the opposite of our Ontario Science Centre, which is very much hands-on and interactive, but not so much exhibits (maybe that’s why it’s not called a museum?) It might be the reason why we were so impressed by the Deutsches Museum.

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