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It becomes slimy in the science variety Glittering & Thinking

From November 8, 2020 it will be Slimy! in the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin. In the upcoming live stream of the scientific variety show Glittering & Thinking everything revolves around snails, squids and mussels. The Experimental Field for Participation and Open Science offers the perfect stage for a sparkling mixture of music, artistry and scientific topics – a scientific variety show for nature. All interested parties are cordially invited to participate digitally in the shows. The project Glittering & Thinking is carried out by the Museum together with the ensemble Salon Fähig and Science in Dialogue (WiD) and is sponsored by the LOTTO Foundation Berlin.

The Museum für Naturkunde Berlin has set itself the goal of opening up research and collection to society. To this end, the science variety show Glittering & Thinking is creating an artistic-scientific salon within the Museum's exhibition: a space where people from different backgrounds can talk about science. The concept of the science variete was developed by the Berlin artist Ines Theileis and with the ensemble Salon Fähig, which she founded. At the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin, the variete is performed and developed further together with researchers. In this way, art is organically combined with science and underground with high culture.

The current show Schleimig! is about the tribe of molluscs (Mollusca). In addition to biological facts, the occurrence of the animals in art and literature and their significance for the bio-economy are also addressed. The hula-hoop artist Philip Golle as well as the Berlin street swing band Red Chucks are on stage. Background information can be found in the project's blog:

Due to the security precautions in connection with Covid-19, the current show will be streamed live. Unfortunately, free access from the audience on site is not possible.



The shows are streamed on Facebook and YouTube. All dates can also be found in the event calendar.

  • Sunday, November 8, 2020, 7 p.m. (in German)
  • Tuesday, November 10, 2020, 7 p.m. (in German)
  • Wednesday, November 11, 2020, 7 p.m. (in English)