Helmholtz Munich is the German Research Center for Environmental Health. It is a top research facility within the Helmholtz Association, the largest German research organization. Composed of 57 different Institutes/Research Departments, it has a strong focus on the mechanistic principles of health and disease linking the fields of biomedicine and environmental research. Helmholtz Munich pursues the goal of developing personalized medical approaches for the prevention and therapy of major common diseases. Science education and public engagement are key areas for the project. In order to set bridges between Helmholtz Munich and society, the centre has already acquired experience developing new interactive participation formats, such as teacher training, research training and science communication activities.