Family Night at the Ars Electronica Center
Friday, July 11, 2014 / 6 PM-12 Midnight
(Linz, July 9, 2014) Linz’s cultural institutions and recreational facilities will be staying open ‘til Midnight on Friday and offering fun activities for the whole family. At the Ars Electronica Center, there’ll be an arts & crafts workshop at which artisans both young and old can learn to transform high-tech junk into flashy jewelry. In Deep Space, you can enjoy a breathtaking downhill run on the Streif, Kitzbühel’s world-famous ski slope. Plus, a guided tour of the AEC is a great opportunity to get a close-up look at the LED façade and use a Bluetooth-enabled device to make it blink in time to your favorite tune.
6 PM-12 Midnight / Lobby
Throughout the evening, families can surgically eviscerate techno-junk and use the cool-looking components to fashion jewelry that exudes high-tech flair. Drop by and tinker to your heart’s content!
Deep Space Family
Every half hour beginning at 6:30 PM / Duration: 25 minutes
A truly amazing show will be screened every half hour in Deep Space, a one-of-a-kind, world-class audio-visual venue featuring a 16×9-meter, wall-and-floor projection surface. Visitors can virtually cruise the endless expanses of outer space and see what it’s like to kick out the jams on the world’s most challenging ski slope!
“When the museum sleeps …” Tour
10:30, 10:45, 11, 11:15, 11:30 PM / Duration: 25 minutes / tour group size is limited; tour tickets available free-of-charge at the box office
What actually happens in the Ars Electronica Center when night falls and all the visitors and staff have long since gone home? The “When the museum sleeps …” tour is designed for kids and grown-ups to find out what goes on after hours in the Museum of the Future.
Illuminated Façade Tour
9, 9:30, 10, 10:30 and 11 PM / Duration: 25 minutes / tour group size is limited; tour tickets available free-of-charge at the box office
Most Linzers are familiar with the illuminated outer shell enwrapping the Ars Electronica Center. On Family Night, visitors will have an opportunity to get a close-up look at the LED lighting system that makes this structure a brilliant highlight of the Linz cityscape.
9 PM-12 Midnight / Donaulände (riverside) in front of the Ars Electronica Center
Beginning at 9 PM, visitors and passers-by can make the AEC’s LED façade colorfully pulse in time to their favorite song. Just bring a cell phone, mp3 player or other Bluetooth-enabled device to the Façade Terminal on Donaulände below the Ars Electronica Center.
Deep Space Family – Weltraum / Gerid Hager / Printversion