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Open-house Saturdays

On open‑house Saturdays, we offer our younger and older guests an eventful program.

On every second Saturday of the month, you can have a particularly rich experience in the BASF Visitor Center. Explore the world’s largest contiguous chemical complex on a site tour. Discover the wide range of exhibits at our multimedia exhibition. Experiment on exciting topics with your children in the Kids’ Lab. You can relax at “Steamcracker”, our espresso bar.

Site tour “Innovation, investment and safety at BASF”

9.00 am – 3.00 pm at 30‑minute intervals
2.00 pm in English
Duration: 1 hour

Throughout 2019, the focus of the site tours is on the theme of “Innovation, investment and safety at BASF”. You will find out how BASF develops new products and solutions for the challenges of the future.

Groups of eight or more are requested to notify us in advance via email.

Kids' Lab Family Program

Our latest Kids' Lab Program "Clever Foodies!" started in June 2017!

9.30 am, 11.00 am, 12.30 pm, 2.00 pm
Duration: 2 hours
Entry is free of charge

In the 2-hour workshop "Clever Foodies", families with children aged 6-12 will explore the question “Why are fruits and vegetables colourful and healthy?” together. Following the experimentation program in the Kids’ Lab, there is a site tour for children regarding this topic around the BASF site.

Children may only participate if accompanied by an adult. Please arrive no later than ten minutes before the start of the activity at the Kids’ Lab reception on the first floor of the BASF Visitor Center and inform the reception of your arrival with your booking confirmation. Every workshop shall begin with a short safety briefing. Please understand that families that arrive late will not be able to participate in the workshop.

Dates for the workshops "Keep cool! " can always be requested from start of the month for the relative open-house Saturday.

Application deadline is always on Friday before the relative open-house Saturday at 3 pm.

Unfortunately, we are unable to accept incoming registrations after the deadline, but you have the opportunity to come spontaneously at the open-house Saturday and ask for vacancies at Kids' Lab.

Important info

The exhibition is suitable for children aged 8 and above. Children aged 6 and above may participate in a site tour. Adults are asked to bring their identity card with them.

All our program activities are free of charge and are freely selectable.

Open-house Saturdays, 2019

January 12th           July 13th
February 09th            
March 09th             September 14th
April 13th                October 12th
May 11th                 November 09th
June 08th                December 14th

Opening hours for the exhibition

9.00 am – 4.00 pm
On open‑house Saturdays, brief guided tours through the exhibition take place. You will be surprised at how closely connected BASF and your daily life are. The modern café “Steamcracker” on the sixth floor invites you to take a break with snacks and beverages.