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Little Scientist's House - Learning while play

Haus der kleinen Forscher, Logo.

The "Haus der kleinen Forscher" (Little Scientist's House) association encourages the enthusiasm of three-to ten-year-old boys and girls in natural science and technological phenomena through play.


The foundation "Little Scientist's House" supports educators in their work and permanently embeds daily interaction with the natural sciences and technology in day care centres and primary schools throughout the whole of Germany. Educational Concept The workshops, materials, and work documents of the "Little Scientist's House" are oriented with the development and performance of co-construction and metacognitive approach.


The foundation "Little Scientist's House" is based on an initiative of the Helmholtz Association, of McKinsey & Company, the Siemens Foundation, and the Dietmar Hopp Foundation. The nationwide dissemination of the programme is sponsored by the Federal Ministry for Education and Research.

Getting Involved

You can get involved for early-childhood education - as an educator, teacher, trainer, network coordinator or by becoming an active sponsor of a day care centre.

To the german website 'Little Scientist's House':




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