Why is cosmology important

Cosmology: evolution of the universe

The exhibition invites you on a journey that began 13.7 billion years ago with the Big Bang and ends with a glance at the future of the universe. On the way you will learn how space, time, matter and the great structures in space were formed. An excursion into today's universe describes the life cycle of stars, the structure and evolution of galaxies - and the role that black holes play in this.

In the middle of the room is the Universum Cinema, a seating and lounging area on which a 10-minute video projection with the history of the development of the universe is presented to the visitors. Participation experiments show, among other things, how important dark matter is or why there is oxygen, iron and gold on earth.

The exhibition combines knowledge from astronomy and cosmology, astro, nuclear and particle physics on 100 m². The story of the universe is told from different angles.


"Development of the Universe" is a joint project of five research institutes in cooperation with the Deutsches Museum.

  • Excellence Cluster Universe of the Technical University of Munich and the Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich
  • European Southern Observatory (ESO)
  • Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics (MPA)
  • Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics (MPE)
  • Max Planck Institute for Physics (MPP)