Mon-Thu, Sun 10-19
Fri-Sat 10-20
15.12 open 10-19
22-23.12 open 10-17
24.12 AHHAA is CLOSED
31.12 open 10-17
01.01.18 AHHAA is CLOSED

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 "Aha, Winter Sports!"

AHHAA's brand new  winter sports themed exhibition is here and so are our new wintry workshops! The workshops take place (and can be booked for groups) from 01.12.2017 to 15.04.2017


NEW! Aha, Great Meltdown!

Do you know why we pour sand and salt on the roads in winter? Neither of theses substances is warm, so how could they possibly melt the ice? And what is the fastest way to melt ice, anyway? You're about to find out!

10-25 people, recommended age: 7 years



NEW! Safely on Ice

When is the ice thick enough to step on it? How to walk on frozen lakes and rivers as safely as possible? What to do when you accidentally fall through the ice? Learn the safety tips and test them in our maritime safety simulator 

10-15 people, minimum 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