The Universeum science center is Gothenburg's premier destination for learning about science and nature and is one of the city's most popular attractions.
What to do at Universeum
With seven floors and 9,000 square meters of floor space, Universeum is Gothenburg's largest science center. There is so much to see and do with interactive exhibits meant to make learning a blast for all ages! Explore unique exhibits such as the Reptilarium, where you'll find an exclusive collection of venomous snakes and lizards; the Rainforest, an 18,000-cubic-meter area that's always kept at tropical temperatures and is filled with animals to discover; and the Chemistry Lab, where you can join in on a lab session and learn more about chemistry. Go on a safari, dive into the depths of the ocean, and walk through the Swedish wilderness all in the same place.
One of the most popular sections is Space, where you can step into full-scale space capsules and learn about how astronauts survive without gravity. Discover what it's like to work in space and learn all about how quiet it is up there—sound can't travel in space! For younger children, Job Land is the perfect spot. Kids can dress up and try out different jobs, or even meet and pet some rainforest animals. Universeum is a very child-friendly space, packed with colorful, hands-on exhibits that make learning about science feel like a game.
Getting hungry or thirsty? Universeum offers café and restaurant options onsite, with detailed menus for those with allergies. There are also picnic areas where you can relax.
Universeum even hosts private events after hours, for small groups or big bashes with up to 800 guests.
The center's important goals
Universeum started in 2001 with a goal to encourage learning. There were two main reasons for creating this place: the need for more young people to become interested in and knowledgeable about science and technology, and the need for a tourist attraction in the area. In recent years, Universeum is trying to focus on encouraging people to get involved in global sustainable work and make a difference.
Year-round fun in the heart of Gothenburg
This amazing space is open every day of the year, including Christmas Eve, so there is no reason to miss it. Universeum is conveniently located near other Gothenburg attractions like Liseberg amusement park and the Museum of World Culture. Make this entertaining learning center part of your next trip to Gothenburg.