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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  • Incredibly fun place for large and small. My Norwegian friend who had never been there was very impressed. Apmatningen was nice to look at, the guy who was talking, however, needed to have better mic when he barely could be heard. Even maybe a little better track of tourists and animals when a hapless monkey had a phone up straight in the face and was remarkable stressed, I like other tourist should not have to tell when it needs to be monitored by staff when animals are the screamed loudly and with the monkey was. cornered in in a corner, got that animal-friendly tourist ask girl on 13-14 years to back so not the monkey would "acting out". Otherwise, the museum always nice to visit, but pricey food, 135sek for hamburgers and French fries are in the higher price range, especially when the Hamburger was not particularly good, tasteless and soggy. It just got Pommes who was eaten by all of us.
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  • A perfect day for a family with children with many different activities! 8 year old had busy all the time. Really appreciated!
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  • There are quite interesting things like some birds, fishes. If you are an adult there isn’t much things that you’ll be interested in. But for kids is like an world for them to discovery things and see...  more »
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  • Amazing place to bring kids. There are different environmental zones with different animals, including reptiles, birds and fish. The big aquarium halls allow you to see fish from pretty much every direction. In the rainforest section you can be lucky enough to encounter curious birds, monkeys and butterflies. In every section there is also lots of information to read, both about plants and animals as well as environmental facts. There is an area where you can eat your picnic, or restaurants and cafeterias where you can buy food. The whole place is adapted for getting around with strollers and/or wheelchairs. They have a special room with a space theme, a place with building blocks and arts and crafts, and a room where you can test your physical skills with climbing, balance walking or remembering a path to walk. Bathrooms are many and easily found. There is also a big gift shop.
  • A great way to spend the day. Fantastic for kids and grown ups alike. Split across several floors you’re able to go around and in and out of several different areas. I loved the rainforest and my daughter loved all the chemistry areas. It’s such a varied museum and I was really surprised at how interesting it was. Information is available in both Swedish and English. Shop and in house restaurant are both very good too
  • Epic place for adults and kids. Lineup for tickets is annoying, especially on weekends. Try going during the week to really take your time with some (relative) quiet. Cafeteria isn't the cheapest and not vegetarian friendly. Bring your own food (we did). You can take the kids downstairs in a play area and eat the food there before beginning exploration.
  • Much fun, although the entrance fee is high for the entertainment it actually provides for adults. Especially the interior jungle was impressive, and very interesting to spot as many animals as possible.
  • Great science museum for visitors. The rainforest exhibit must be seen and felt. Amazing displays in both Swedish and English. Very kid friendly. The on-site restaurant has great burgers and fish and chips.
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