There is a museum you can visit in only 10 minutes to learn how mathematical models help us understand global warming and predict changes in the climate.

Through interactive applications, videos and animations, sound, experiments, 3D prints, and friendly explanations, we'll show you:

  • How scientists run models of our planet on supercomputers to see multiple possible futures.
  • How we can know what Earth's climate was like millions of years ago.
  • How we can transform wind and sea currents into equations.
  • What Global Warming sounds like.

... and many other things! In 10 minutes!

Where can I visit the 10‑Minute Museum of Climate Crisis Mathematics?

We have two stations currently touring Germany

Heinz Nixdorf MuseumsForum in Paderborn, Germany.

Heinz Nixdorf MuseumsForum
Fürstenallee 7
D-33102 Paderborn
+49 (0) 5251 306-600

Mathematik-Informatik-Station (MAINS) in Heidelberg, Germany.

Mathematik-Informatik-Station (MAINS)
Kurfürsten-Anlage 52
69115 Heidelberg
+49 6221 533382

Do you want to host one of our 10-Minute Museums at your venue? Contact us!

What is a 10‑Minute Museum?

10‑Minute Museums are self-contained, portable, physical stations that offer the experience of visiting a science museum exhibition in less than one square meter and in a brief amount of time.

They are “pop-up” interventions of public spaces (libraries, shopping centers, train stations, hospitals, or tourist sites) that surprise you with an unexpected and enriching experience during your day.

Visit the 10-Minute Museum project website to learn more about the format, our experiences, and even instructions to build your own (coming soon).

The 10‑Minute Museum of Climate Crisis Mathematics was dreamed, designed, and built by IMAGINARY, a non-profit organization based in Germany dedicated to showing mathematics can be beautiful, interactive, something you can touch, or a way to work together for a better world.

The Klaus Tschira Foundation supports natural sciences, mathematics, and computer science in Germany and enables this 10-Minute Museum.