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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: +372 516 766
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.


Special workshops of the exhibition "Monsters of the Sea"

From 4 May to 4 November 2018, we welcome our visitors to the brand new exhibition "Monsters of the Sea" - and two new thematic workshops. Attention! The special workshops will be carried out until 4 November 2018 (this also applies to pre-booked workshops)

NEW! Sea Monster Timeline (04.05 - 04.11.2018)

So you visited our sea monster exhibition and and met all these awesome beasts! But when did they actually roam planet Earth!? Were they all dinosaurs, or were there some other sea creatures as well? In this workshop, we'll create a timeline of all the ancient and present sea monsters and learn the differences between fish, dinosaurs and mammals.

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


Periscope (04.05 - 04.11.2018)

The sea monsters are really fascinating, but they can also be a bit scary. Why not build a periscope, so that at first, you could peek at them from afar, and buid up the courage to visit the exhibition hall!

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

Diving Squids (04.05 - 04.11.2018)

In addition to dinosaurs, you'll also meet ancient cephalopods in our new exhibition. In this workshop, you'll get acquainted to their "modern" descendants - squids. Squids are master swimmers, but how do they really swim? And how - and why do they dive? Did you know that the diving "mechanism" of squids and submarines is basically the same? In this workshop, we'll build the "squid tanks", where you can make the squids move up and down as if by magic!

10-20 people, approximately 60 minutes
Recommended age: 10 years

AHHAA's Classics

1. 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

2. 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


3. 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

4. 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

5. 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

6. 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