Superpowers! the cultural hackathon

From 23 May to 25 May 2024, creative cultural formats will be developed in record time by people with a wide variety of skills. On Saturday, 25 May, the results of the cultural hackathon will be presented at a public festival, with a programme offering something for everyone!

(c) Peter Auchli

On Saturday, 25 May 2024, the Museum Garden  will be hosting attractions for young and old, from children’s theatre to tasty food and delicious drinks. Excursions to the various museums will provide unique behind-the-scenes experiences. On this day, admission to all the exhibitions is free.

In the evening, the cultural hackers’ ideas for cultural formats will be presented. After the winners have been selected (including the People’s Choice), the celebrations will continue with a live concert featuring CRIMER. And, for one evening only, the wildest bar in town will be reopening: refreshing drinks will be served at the Bar der toten Tiere at the Natural History Museum of Bern.

These events will be held at the Museum Garden (Helvetiastrasse 14, 3005 Bern) and in the nearby institutions of the Museumsquartier Bern .

Museum Garden programme (noon – 10 pm)

...Superpowers attractions (1 – 6 pm)

Find out more about the superpowers of the institutions of the Museumsquartier Bern – and discover superpowers of your own!

(c) Peter Auchli

...Food und drinks (noon – 10 pm)

Refreshments will be available from various stands at the Superpowers! festival in the Museumsquartier Bern.

(c) Peter Auchli

...Presentation of ideas and selection of winners (6 – 8 pm)

The cultural hackers present their cultural formats developed in record time. A jury decides which of the ideas will be jointly pursued by the institutions of the Museumsquartier Bern. The public’s voice will also be heard: which idea will win the coveted People’s Choice award?

...Live concert by CRIMER (8 pm)

CRIMER is one of the brightest talents on the Swiss pop music scene. With his eighties-style pop and breathtaking live shows, he has won listeners’ hearts and taken radio stations’ playlists by storm.

Programme in the institutions (1 – 5 pm)

...Excursions to institutions (1 – 5 pm)

Discovery tours will take place at regular intervals. The meeting point for all tours is in the Museum Garden. Details of the schedule can be found here.

(c) Peter Auchli

...Special events at the institutions (1 – 5 pm)

On Saturday, 25 May 2024, admission to all the institutions of the Museumsquartier Bern is free of charge. As well as the usual exhibitions, various special events are being held.

(c) Peter Auchli

After-party at the Natural History Museum (9 pm - 01.30 am)

... Bar der toten Tiere - Special edition

The wildest bar in town returns for one evening - fine drinks in a cosy animal setting and music to dance to await.

Bar service from 21.00 // Dancefloor from 22.00 with DJ Nina Powlee

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