Universeum, Gothenburg

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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. With our world travel planner, Gothenburg attractions like Universeum can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • Very good fun here with so much to see and do. A jungle with a variety of birds, fish, lizards and even sloths! The aquarium was great and the staff knew so much and could give a tour very well. The r...  more »
  • Really too expensive for what it is (€25). the aquarium and the tropical greenhouse are not bad see animals in captivity is never too fun! the interactive parts are rather successful book to children or adolescents.
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  • The largest part of the exhibition comprises a rain forest - wet, humid and muddy as to be expected but sadly lacking in livestock. A few beautiful birds and butterflies was all we saw. The marine sec...  more »
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  • Great place for a family day out. Perfect for when it's raining. The place is quite big and it will take well over three hours to see it all. The kids were kept interested in every thing that was displayed. Every different section had a perfect transition into the next and all exhibits had descriptions both in Swedish and in English. If you have children, you might want to allocate some extra time for the play area on level 0 because you won't get them out of there quickly. There are also toilets on every floor and restaurants throughout (although the only one that was open when we went was on the ground floor). The lockers and coat hangers are at the first level below ground at 10kr each, so make sure you have coins.
  • Fantastic for children. Plenty of animals, science practicals and more. Also an aquarium! Just wonderful!
  • This is a great place for the young and old There was alot to see enjoyed it very much also. A great place for an indoor activity incase the weather is not so good.
  • If you are in Gutenberg you just have to go there. Something for kids and adult as well. Rain forest, animals, games, sport, cosmos.
  • Super location for relaxing and seeing the natures beautiful sight, loved the animals and the fish, not a child but definatly a place to see when in Gothenburg, vloses at 18:00

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