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Universeum, Gothenburg
(4/5 based on 1,300+ reviews on the web)
Scandinavia’s largest center for science, Universeum presents six major interactive exhibits specifically geared toward children and young adults. Since this public center opened in 2001, it has offered a number of opportunities to foreign visitors and Swedish students, including the chance to debate with Nobel Prize winners and professors. Its seven floors boast various sections focused on different aspects of science, from crime investigation to rainforest ecosystems and Swedish marine life. The site is known for its massive aquariums and the hand-on experiments throughout the museum. Make Universeum a part of your Gothenburg vacation plans using our Gothenburg tour planner.
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  • Nice for children, with many activities. Even those of us who vuxan thought of animal services. Large aquarium. It may well be more activities for teens/adults.
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  • Nice trip at any time of the year. No matter what country you come from English-speaking or not, so you do not need any guidende trip here. There are animals in his "straight natural element". Nice for couples/family/single.
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  • Universeum is a informative and enjoyable program, well adapted for families with children. The only thing that pulls down is the queue system and instructions.
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  • A great place to take your children. Huge fish tanks (Sweden's largest), a fun rain forest and very fun experiment rooms!
  • Universeum allows you to experience a few different environments on the planet and see what animals lives there. There is a very large tropical area where the appropriate plants and animals from a rainforest live. There is also a aquarium / oceanarium of sorts where you can watch different types of sea life. There are also different kind of "deadly" animals to enjoy and finally a section called "Vattnets väg" that showcases different animals living in different water regions in Sweden. There is also a kind of exploratorium where children can try out how it works to work in space and other experiences. I like the tropical rainforest part and the aquarium / oceanarium. Especially the butterflies in the rainforest are beautiful to watch. Located next door to Liseberg it is close to a major tram stop and parking places. It is easy to get to and there is also a restaurant in the building (that I have not tried) and easy access for families.
  • Amazing place. Living animals from all over the world. Aquarium AND a rain forest! They also have a science floor with various hands-on experiments. Great for kids. Beware though, very expensive. But if your kids actually enjoy science and nature, go here.
  • We spent a few hours here and we all loved it. The rainforest is amazing. Kids also liked the job room play area and outside wooly mammoths. Lots to see and do with family. Need a good few hours to explore it properly
  • I must say I was a bit dissapointed. The more technical part of the museum was targeted mostly on younger children, so for a young adult, there was not much to do (except trying to keep sane because of all the children running around :) ) The rainforest part was interesting, but technology interests me more than nature.