Following the philosophy of the Humboldt brothers, Berlin Zoo-University wants to give children between 10 and 12 the opportunity to develop a spirit of research and exploration and to travel and experience the continents from a scientific perspective. In the context of a two-semester program, children study scientific problems and solutions with the assistance of expert teachers. In the courses, Junior students get a playful yet intense introduction to natural scientific thought and research. Berlin Zoo and Berlin Tierpark are the university’s research stations. The IKM developed the Zoo-University’s curriculum and the basic elements of the study course.