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Workshops


Want to make something truly great for yourself and learn something new in the progress? Come and join in one of our numerous workshops that take part every day!

Participation in workshops is free for the science centre ticket holders.

Depending on the number (max. 30 people) and ability of the participants, the workshops usually last for no more than 45 minutes. Workshops are free for visitors of the centre, except for pre-booked workshops for groups. The price for a booked workshop is 3 € per person (with the science centre ticket) or 5 € per person (without the science centre ticket).


Open workshops (i.e. those that have not been previously booked by groups) are subject to availability: there is at least one open workshop every day, where the visitors can sign up by putting their name on the whiteboard in our Hall of Technology. The working language(s) of the workshop is determined by an explainer and is stated on the same whiteboard. AHHAA cannot guarantee the availability of free seats. 

The daily program in AHHAA (available on the front page of our website) is updated every morning.

Booking and additional information

Mo-Fri 9-17
ph: +372 515 6766  
e-mail: tellimus@ahhaa.ee.

Attention! We have set the minimum and recommended age requirements for every workshops. Children who are younger than the recommended age might not be sufficiently skillful on their own and should participate in workshops with older siblings, parents etc, who could assist them if necessary.

For booked groups, the minimal number of people in each workshop is 10 (max. 25). If a group of pre-schoolers wishes to book a workshop, there should be one assisting adult for every five children. Workshop(s) must be booked at the same time as the visit to science centre.


Seen in AHHAA/Available for booking


The following workshops are being carried out for the visitors of AHHAA (admission with the science centre ticket) and you can book them for your group for an additional fee.

1. Ice Cream Laboratory

In this workshop we will talk about the origins and history of this delicious dessert. We will also talk about modern ways of making ice cream and it would be not be a workshop without making one ice cream yourself.

Up to 25 people, about 45-60 minutes, recommended age: 5 years and older


1. Caffeine Crystals

Why does drinking coffee and energy drinks make you feel so energized? How much caffeine should be consumed? Why do people take caffeine tablets and what else is added to them? Does it affect your body? You will be able to get all the answers to these and many other questions in this workshop.

Up to 25 people, about 45 minutes, recommended age: 12 years and older


2. Cabbage Chemistry

Do you know what an indicator is and why do we use them? And can we make indicators out of ordinary everyday object, such as a cabbage? What are the differences between acids and bases and why do we need to know all this? Well, come to the workshop and see for yourself!

10-25 people
Recommended age: 10 years

3. Soap Laboratory

We're surrounded by all kinds of soap, shampoos, washing detergents and so on. How do they work? Let's enter the mysterious and seemingly confusing world of soap chemistry. Find out why you need to add water to soap to make bubbles and how people used to make their own soap at home. All this while constantly being surrounded by the magnificent aromas. Did you know how our sense of smell works? In the end, you too will learn how to make soap - wonderfully bubbly and well-scented!

10-25 people, 45-60 minutes
Minimum age: 5 years, recommended age: 9 years


4. Eye Surgery

We all know pirates wore eyepatches. But not all of them had to cover missing eyes. Realizing that when switching between dark and bright surroundings, eyes need some time to adapt themselves, the pirates started to train their eyes to be able to adapt quicker. Find out how our eyes really work, who has the largest eyes in the world and what does colour blindness really mean. In the end of the workshop, you will get a unique glance inside a real eye.

The workshop is sponsored by Rakvere Lihakombinaat.

10-25 people, up to 45 minutes
Minimum age: 7 years, recommended age: 10 years

5. CSI: DNA extraction

DNA is a recipe to make us who we are. Everything we are - our hair, our eyes, even our brain - is written in our genetic code. All the living things have DNA and some of our genetic information can be really similar. Which one is more closely related to us - a banana or a mosquito? Here, in our laboratory, you will learn how to extract DNA from your own cells, see your own genetic code - and even take it home with you!

10-25 people, up to 30 minutes
Minimum age: 7 years, recommended age: 10 years

6. Chocolate Laboratory

A sweet with a long and interesting history, chocolate has transformed from a bittersweet drink of South American ancient civilization to one of the most beloved foods of the world. Here, you have a chance to make (and eat!) your very own chocolate.

10-25 people, up to 45 minutes
Minimum age: 5 years, recommended age: 7 years

7. Soda Factory

Want to know what is really going on in soft drink factories? And why are there bubbles in soft drinks? Hey, where did soda even come from in the first place? Why don't you join us and explore the history of this fascinating drink, and make some of your own as well!

The workshop is sponsored by A. le Coq

10-15 people, up to 45 minutes
Minimum age: 4 years, recommended age: 7 years


Only available in AHHAA


The following worskshops are only available for the regular visitors of AHHAA, and cannot be booked at the moment. Check the daily programme on the main page of our website!

1. Home Planetarium

People have always been captivated by starry sky. What stars can be seen on a dark night and how do you recognize them? This workshop gives you a chance to use your nimble fingers to create a simple planetarium that will create stars in any small dark room of yours.

Up to 20 people, about 45-60 minutes, recommended age: 10 years and older


2. Help, I’m drowning!

Do you know how to behave next to water, in the water or on the water and stay safe? We will talk about the water safety and items used to save drowning people. Practical part of the workshop takes place in a special simulator, where all the volunteers will have a chance to get out of a 2m deep ballpit.

Up to 15 people, about 60 minutes, recommended age: 10 years and older


3. Pepper’s Ghost

What does hologram mean? How to create an illusion of something floating in the air? You will find it out in this workshop and also be able to create a small tool for creating a floating picture over your screen.

Up to 25 people, about 30 minutes, recommended age: 8 years and older 


4. Toothbrush Robot

What do you get when you put together a toothbrush and a vibromotor? A small robot! By adjusting the brushes and motor you will be able to change its direction. Could you use such tool to clean your room as well? Hmmm...

Up to 25 people, about 30 minutes, recommended age: 8 years and older


5. Periscope

What is a periscope? Where do we use them and what for? You will get the answers to these questions in this workshop and also make your own tool for peeking behind the corners by using two mirrors, as well as learn how to use it.

Up to 25 people, about 30 minutes, recommended age: 6 years and older