Attractions for children
DASA - a children's paradise!
Get a grip on the world and try your hand. In DASA children can discover what it’s like to work at different jobs. Here you can find information on the many activities on offer.
Dig, dig, dig
“PC14R-2“is the correct name for a mini-excavator with maximum performance. The excavator was built in 2007. It has 15.2 horse power, weighs 1.5 tons and one shovelful holds 55 litres of material. The motor is quiet and made to reduce vibrations and noise pollution. Climb aboard, listen to some brief instructions and off you go!
Even the most delicate female hands can plough through gravel, shear away at rock and lay heavy slabs. The heavy machine is easy to operate. You only need a few minutes practice. Listen, watch and feel – have a go at the excavator. It’s a real adventure. The machine is suitable for children with a minimum height of 1.50 metres.
The largest notebook in the world
... stands in DASA as a symbol of the computer world which heralded a revolution in working conditions around 30 years ago.
The gigantic notebook is a big hit and reminds us of the time when mobile work was still in its infancy. The model for the notebook was made in 1993.
The DASA helicopter
Intrepid pilots can take off in the DASA helicopter to check electricity cables and experience "piles of tension" from the sky.
What seems to be an audacious James Bond-like flying manoeuvre is extremely exhausting work for technicians and helicopter pilots.
The tram to Wambel
...shows how trams used to work more than 80 years ago. Take an exciting journey fitted out with a conductor’s cap and money changer.
Originally the tram driver didn’t have a seat. Sitting at work used to be regarded as much too comfortable.
A journey down your ear
... shows you how loud noise can be. Here you can find out how loud 85 decibels really is, how loud people can snore, or even how quietly a bird can sing. Then you can test your own ears and find out what it’s like to be hard-of-hearing. The tunnel looks like an ear canal and makes noises not only audible but visible. The noise levels are shown in decibels to give visitors an idea of how loud specific noises are.
The DASA-adventure ride
You need strong nerves to take a ride on our ghost train through a creepy storeroom where shelves can tip over and stumbling blocks are lying along the way.
For children especially, the "DASA-Drome" is one of the highlights of a visit to DASA. And this, in what appears to be a completely dry theme like "internal transport".
The applause machine
... Applause, Applause. Isn’t everybody special in their own way? And because we all need applause from time to time DASA not only gives it to you but shows how good it can make you feel. The installation makes clear the extent to which our patterns of perception are influenced. Certain sensual stimulations cause almost automatic reactions which we find difficult to control, like smiling at deafening applause Right then, get up on the stage!
The labyrinth of the senses...
Nothing is what it seems to be – or is it? Try irritating your senses in order to bet conscious of everything our brain can do. DASA has 25 different stations for you to test your senses. Try sniffing things with your nose, train your eyesight, feel around with your hands, and prick up your ears.