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Interactive participatory fun at the Museum Mile Festival 2023

On the first weekend in June it's that time again - with free admission, the five houses of the Museum Mile will open their doors to visitors young and old on June 3 and 4, 2023.

Museum Alexander Koenig: Family festival and live music in the Museum Park - participation expressly desired

A varied program and many activities make the Museum Mile Festival at the Museum Koenig Bonn an experience for the whole family. Live music, workshops and many hands-on activities provide fun and games for young and old. The staff of the research and mediation projects of Museum Koenig Bonn as well as numerous cultural clubs, organizations and associations invite to an active exchange in personal conversation. Two special photographic exhibitions reveal not only the vibrant colors of nature, but also an excerpt of the biodiversity of the natural paradise of Lake Neusiedl. Numerous exciting guided tours provide an in-depth insight into exhibition or collection topics.

On Saturday evening, the bands "Woodstuff" and "Plenty Forty" will provide a good atmosphere from 5.30 pm to 9.30 pm. "Woodstuff" is just as at home in small pubs as on big stages and offers wooden music at it`s best. If you love soul and funk with groovy horns, "Plenty fourty" is just right for you. The cover band inspires with a varied program, which is highly energetic.

On Sunday, the stage is set at 3 p.m. for the science slam by the museum's researchers Alina Schüller, Lydia Möcklinghoff, Annika Mozer and Vera Rduch. Moderated by Matthias Geiger.

Opening hours
Saturday, June 3 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Sunday, June 4 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Museum Koenig

House of History: Analog Meets Digital

"Pac-Man" and "Tetris," the "Magic Photon Carpet," identifying insects with the app from the Nature and Biodiversity Conservation Union (NABU) NRW - at this year's Museum Mile Festival, many offerings at the House of History revolve around the new #DeutschlandDigital exhibition.

On Saturday, June 3, the Deutsches Museum in the Haus der Geschichte will present future technology with the Photon Carpet. Retro computer games are also on the program: those who have "paddled" enough will treat themselves to a break in the museum garden. "Turn off your cell phone and take a deep breath" is the motto of yoga instructor Leo Belloso.

On Sunday, June 4, visitors will again have the opportunity to try out "Tetris," "Pac-Man," "Super Mario" and other retro computer games. In addition, young and old can discover nature and count insects with AI. Lorenzo Annese, the first foreign works councilor in the Federal Republic, will talk about his life between Puglia and Wolfsburg.  On both days there will be handicrafts in the "Open Studio", and guides will lead visitors through the current exhibitions. Games and handicrafts and a coffee bar invite young and old to linger under the cherry tree.

Opening hours
Saturday, June 3 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday, June 4 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

House of History

Kunstmuseum Bonn: Participation program for all in the Kunstmuseum and on Museum Square

For the Museumsmeilenfest, the Kunstmuseum once again invites visitors to participate in a colorful program. Thematically, everything revolves around the current exhibition "Wiebke Siem. The Maximum Minimum." From alienated everyday objects, whimsical and marionette-like figures, Wiebke Siem creates oppressive and equally humorous installations. In the interactive installation "Dream of Things," visitors* can slip into the artist's role and assemble figures themselves. Free short tours and cicerones provide insights into the exhibitions and the permanent collection. With the help of light and shadow, self-made shadow figures are brought to life in the museum foyer. In the workshops, children and adults can give free rein to their imagination and create moving puppet figures. The crowd favorite, the StandART circus theater, will also be back on Sunday, delighting visitors with tricks, juggling and a participatory program.

On Saturday evening, the Kunstmuseum, together with the Bundeskunsthalle, celebrates the Art Night at the Museumsplatz. In a relaxed atmosphere, guests can expect a DJ set by Monita Wagma, drinks, meditation, guided tours and a creative lounge with the "Nein Zine Kollektiv".

Opening hours
Saturday, June 3 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. 
Sunday, June 4 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Art Night at the Museum Square
Saturday, June 3, 8:30 p.m. - midnight, exhibitions until 11 p.m.
Admission 13 euros / reduced 6.50 euros, including 3 euros drink voucher

Kunstmuseum Bonn

Bundeskunsthalle: Full House - four exhibitions, children's fun program, hands-on art activities and live music

On Saturday, there is a traditional highlight: The Art Night from 8:30 p.m. to midnight presents eight exhibitions, more than 40 guided tours and an evening-long program at the Bundeskunsthalle and the Kunstmuseum Bonn. 
The exhibition program could not be more diverse. With "INTERACTIONS. A Summer of Interactions," "1920s! In the Kaleidoscope of Modernity," "JOSEPHINE BAKER. Freedom - Equality - Humanity" and "WHO WE ARE. Fragen an ein Einwanderungsland" offer the enjoyment of art and culture with free admission and, in addition, a festive program that is as fitting as it is free, with Charleston dance workshops on the roof, a performance by Ülkü Süngün, a family rally around the house or a concert by German rapper Eko Fresh. The special feature: Salon 53177, the creative space for encounters at the Bundeskunsthalle in Bad Godesberg, is a guest at the Museumsmeilenfest with upcycling origami, a repair café and a yoga session.

Opening hours
Saturday, June 3 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. 
Sunday, June 4 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Art Night at the Museum Square
Saturday, June 3, 8:30 p.m. - midnight, exhibitions until 11 p.m.
Admission 13 euros / reduced 6.50 euros, including 3 euros drink voucher


Deutsches Museum Bonn: Curtain up and clear the stage - robot spectacle at the DMB - be there!

In keeping with this motto and the new experience space on the use of artificial intelligence in robotics and mobility, the Deutsches Museum Bonn offers a continuously varied program for young and old on the days of the Museum Mile Festival.

Electric sounds with robots will make the museum pulsate during the two days. The interactive installation MR-808 by musician and media artist Moritz Simon Geist is an oversized robot drummer. With the help of a tablet, visitors can control the automatic musical instrument and create an individual sound.

On Sunday, "Spot" is on patrol in the museum. For the security of tomorrow, the innovation laboratory of the NRW police presents the walking robot "Spot". Here, the future of robotics can be experienced up close. The walking robot reaches places that are too dangerous for humans and thus has great potential for the police work of the future. Anyone who meets "Spot" on his walk through the museum will learn more about its purposes.

At hands-on stations in the museum, children can, for example, plan the city of the future, recreate fantastic AI creatures, experience 3D printing or experiment. A hand puppet play playfully takes children into the world of binary numbers. With an interactive play area for the whole family, the Deutsches Museum Bonn will also be a guest at the Haus der Geschichte during the festval weekend. A free bus shuttle service operated by the Historical Society SWB shuttles between the Deutsches Museum Bonn and the Museumsmeile (stop between Haus der Geschichte and Museum Koenig Bonn).

Opening hours
Saturday, June 3 from 12 a.m. to 6 p.m. 
Sunday, June 4 from 12 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Deutsches Museum Bonn