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Universeum, Gothenburg

(4/5 based on 1,400+ 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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  • Universeum is worth to spend a day on. Educational for small and large! Science, physics, space exploration, lemurs, rain forest, Aquarium and archaeology. To mention something. The notch of the technical museum in Norway. Recommended for families with children, youth and curious adults. Perfect if it rains. Located right at the Liseberg amusement park. Nice children's playground outside. All right café as well.
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  • Sharks and other fish that swam over the heads of us was wonderful, for those of us who were not so young. Those who were in their teens were more interested in playing and piece, etc.
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  • Here you will find loads to do! Prepare yourself by visiting their webpage in order to know what to expect and find your way. The only small drawback I can see is that it is a lot to take in hence one...  more »
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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.