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phaeno Wolfsburg

An interactive world of adventure in Wolfsburg

enlarge Distortion in the concave mirror in the Wolfsburg phæno

Distortion in the concave mirror in the Wolfsburg phæno
© phæno gGmbH

Distortion in the concave mirror in the Wolfsburg phæno

phaeno Wolfsburg   

An interactive world of adventure in Wolfsburg, with 350 exciting phenomena to touch, experiment with and learn about – for young and old. A six-meter-high fire tornado, a ball that moves by the power of relaxation, maglev trains and fluorescent gases: all these phenomena will get you fascinated by scientific and technical ideas. At phæno, there is something for everyone to experience – be they specialists or beginners. As well as the rooms with hands-on exhibits, phaeno also offers a varied programme of events, workshops and science shows.

phæno – A world of phenomena was evaluated by a certified recorder on 14th September 2015 and awarded the “accessibility verified” certificate by the inspection body, to show that it is accessible for those with difficulty walking. The museum can now carry this label from November 2015 until October 2018.

Information for wheelchair users and people with difficulty walking

We have put together some information on accessibility below.

  • Parking spaces for people with disabilities are provided in the multi-storey car park.
  • It is possible to stop in front of the museum entrance to load and unload.
  • The main station is 100 m away.
  • There is step-free access to the building and to the various rooms: lift with door width 87 cm and internal measurements 100 cm x 150 cm and two stairlifts in the exhibition (platform 82 cm x 100 cm).
  • There is a ramp with a 10% slope in the exhibition and in the shop.
  • Passages are at least 90 cm wide; corridors at least 200 cm.
  • Turning spaces are at least 150 cm x 150 cm (exception: WC on main level).
  • The till counter is 115 cm high. The information counter is 96 cm and 115 cm high; there is an alternative communication option from a sitting position.
  • Exhibits and goods are visible from a sitting or standing position.
  • All exhibits are designed as experiments and can be experienced through multiple senses.
  • There is seating in the museum.
  • Tours are offered for wheelchair users and people with difficulty walking. Pre-booking is required.
  • Available aids: free wheelchair rental, seating in the museum
  • Wheelchair-suitable tables are available in the Bistro and BrandtEins restaurant.
  • Information on accessibility can be found on the website.

 

Disabled toilets (main level)

  • The WC can be accessed by wheelchair from the left.
  • Fold-up grab handles are available on both sides.
  • Some turning spaces measure less than 150 cm x 150 cm.
  • The wash basin is wheelchair-suitable and the mirror can be seen from sitting and standing positions.
  • There is a changing table.
  • There is an emergency call button.

 

Wissenschaftstheater and disabled toilet in the Wissenschaftstheater

  • The Wissenschaftstheater is accessed via a ramp (slope 8.5 %).
  • Spaces in the front row of the theatre are reserved for wheelchair users.
  • The WC can be accessed by wheelchair from both sides.
  • Fold-up grab handles are available on both sides.
  • The wash basin is wheelchair-suitable and the mirror can be seen from sitting and standing positions.
  • There is an emergency call button.

 

Information for the deaf and hard of hearing

We have put together some information on accessibility below.

  • Tours are offered for the deaf and hard of hearing. Pre-booking is required.
  • Sign language interpreters can be arranged.
  • Information on accessibility can be found on the website.
  • There is no induction loop.
  • All exhibits are designed as experiments and can be experienced through multiple senses.
  • Written information on the exhibits is provided.
  • Any emergency call in the lift is confirmed with a visual alarm.
  • Spaces with a sound alarm also have at least a clearly-recognisable flashing visual signal.

 

Bistro and BrandtEins restaurant

  • Tables with bright and non-glare lighting are available.
  • There are tables with no standing or hanging lamps that could impede the line of sight or eye contact.
  • There are seating areas with low ambient noise.
  • There is no electro-acoustic sound.

 

Information for the blind and partially sighted

We have put together some information on accessibility below.

  • The main station is 100 m away; parking is available in the underground car park.
  • Guide dogs are permitted.
  • Tours are offered for the blind and partially sighted. Pre-booking is required.
  • Information on accessibility can be found on the website.
  • The exhibits in the exhibition are distributed throughout the room. There are no attention boxes or markings.
  • The exhibits contrast with the surroundings and are well lit.
  • All exhibits are designed as experiments and can be experienced through multiple senses.
  • A menu in an unembellished, high-contrast font is available in the Bistro and the BrandtEins restaurant. The Bistro also has a large font menu.
  • Stairs have no edges that contrast with the horizontal or vertical step surface.
  • In the lift, any emergency call is confirmed with a visual alarm.
  • No information is available in Braille or prism font.
  • There are glass doors without safety markings.
  • There is no visual or tactile guidance system indoors or outdoors.

 

Information for people with cognitive impairments

We have put together some information on accessibility below.

  • Information on accessibility can be found on the website.
  • The name and logo are clearly recognisable from outside (phaeno exhibition, BrandtEins).
  • The till and information counter are directly visible from the entrance.
  • The spaces have an extensive, very open design. The destination of each route is usually within sight.
  • All exhibits are designed as experiments and can be experienced through multiple senses.
  • The dishes in the Bistro and BrandtEins are presented visibly.
  • Tours are offered for people with cognitive impairments. Pre-booking is required.
  • No information is provided in simple language or presented as pictograms or pictures.

More information

phaeno: Offers for Persons with Disabilities (PDF 297.00 kB)

Contact

phaeno gGmbH

Willy-Brandt-Platz, 38440 Wolfsburg

Phone: +49 (0) 5361 / 890100

E-Mail: entdecker@phaeno.de

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