Science Express India

Four years rolling science for six million visitors


A German-Indian journey into science

Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel and former Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh sent our first rolling exhibition on its maiden voyage: the German-Indian science train SCIENCE EXPRESS. From 2007 to 2011, the Science Express stopped in more than 164 cities across India and attracted well over six million visitors – a real success story. Archimedes designed and produced the exhibition architecture, the media design and all exhibits.

A total of eleven wagons presented a fascinating look into the present and future of scientific discoveries. Images and films as well as interactive exhibits told stories about the search for the smallest particles, the research for the basics of life or measurements of the largest structures in the universe.

Archimedes developed an extraordinary exhibition design for the Science Express: a distinctive interior architecture linked the wagons and guided the visitors through the 400 meter long train. Modular architecture corresponded with an individual color concept in each wagon – interactive exhibits and graphic elements were combined in an attractive and functional way.

Clients | Project Sponsors: Max-Planck-Gesellschaft, München; Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung, Berlin; Department of Science and Technology, India Exhibition Area: 11 railcars with a length of 400 metres. Tourdates: October 2007 –  June 2011. Travelling over 68.000 km Country | Nation: India Languages: German | English | Hindi

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