Current museum exhibitions
The German Hygiene Museum is more than a museum in the traditional sense. Founded in 1912, it now sees itself as a place to discuss the cultural, social and scientific upheavals of our time. With its diverse exhibition program, it is a popular destination for guests from all over the world. Its extensive range of events makes it a popular meeting place for Dresden's city society.
The popular science permanent exhibition is dedicated to the Abenteuer Mensch, which is staged on a varied course with classic exhibits, media installations and many interactive stations. The experience-oriented children's museum Welt der Sinne complements this central area of the museum.
The permanent exhibition presents numerous objects from the museum's extensive collection, such as the Gläserne Menschen, valuable wax moulages, anatomical models and specimens, international AIDS poster art or body and cultural history exhibits from the various special collection areas.
The special exhibitions deal with a wide range of current and historical issues - from happiness and passion to sex, death, sport and dance to climate, language or shame. With their curatorial concepts and novel scenographies, they not only resonate with the general public, but also the museum and media scene.