This Swedish museum is the largest technological museum in Sweden. The museum is responsible to preserve every Swedish cultural heritage that is related to industry and technology.
Study and Play at the National Museum of Science and Technology
1. Mega Mind
This engaging exhibition is absolutely a must-see during your visit to the museum. It allows visitors to collect, connect, and create your ideas in one of their three labs. Experiment on your imagination and make those inspiration come to life, or take on an existing idea and improve it according to your solution. A fresh idea is always exciting and it will be even more mind-blowing if you can make it into reality.
2. The Mathematical Garden
As the name suggest, this new exhibit at National Museum of Science and Technology will let you explore the world of mathematics in a delightful fashion. Through various sculpture and objects, The Mathematical Garden will take you to see the mathematical principles on everyday objects around us. For example, a nautilus-shaped slide, which reminds us of the Fibonacci sequence, a Koch-curve shaped fence, a triangular climbing web, and many more. For the math-heads, you can try to solve the challenging puzzles in the garden.
3. The Energy Game
This exhibition will teach us about the importance of sustainable energy to our environment in a delightful way, since it is designed as a computer game. Energy is inseparable from our daily life, and we need it constantly to keep on living in an ever-increasing amount. For example, we need energy to power our cars, our gadgets, and even our body. As we became more dependent on energy, we have to reduce our dependence on unsustainable energy because it will someday affect our future generations and start to find a sustainable energy source to preserve mankind's future. This exhibition will raise our awareness to our environment greatly.
4. The Mine
Explore the dark mining tunnels and learn what it was like in an underground mining complex through the passages of time in The Mine. The Mine is one of the oldest attractions in the museum and it is filled with plenty of exciting things, as it was built to replicate a real mine, complete with its workers and equipment. Learn about the dangers of working underground and how to utilize the sophisticated mining tools such as drills, explosives, pumps, etc.
Interactive exhibitions are always popular among kids, since they could experience it firsthand and try something by themselves. Teknoleket allows visitors to experiment on various things, from mechanics to sound and light. Children always find this exhibition as the most amusing and it is really a great way to introduce your kids to science and technology by discovering its wonders on their own. The exhibition also has other stimulating activities that is suitable for all ages, such as constructing a marble maze, create a set of working cog wheels, etc.
6. Play Beyond Play
Enter the digital era, where technological advancement in the form of computer games are all around us. This exhibition will certainly intrigued gamers from all kinds, as it features a numerous game stations and workshops. Learn of the various aspects of the advanced digital technology of the gaming world, most notably the Swedish game industry, in the two stages of the exhibition. Try the up and coming VR games or relive the nostalgic past of gaming industry, such as arcade games, through the Play Beyond Play's collection.
7. Digital Now
Another exhibit that emphasizes in the digital technology in the National Museum of Science and Technology is the Digital Now. This exhibit is an arena to highlight the technological prowess of the modern digital arts. Most of the installations displayed here are using some kind of digital technology to convey a message through artistic creativity. For example, the #metoo exhibit visualizes tweets and testimonials related to sexual harassment. Another exhibit, Simone Says, is a projection of artificial intelligence in the form of an interactive face called Sim.One.
How to Get Tickets?
Tickets for entry are available at the ticket booths and via online reservation. To avoid long lines at the ticket booth, it is advisable to book the online tickets on their website.
How To Get Around?
Most parts of the museum are accessible by wheelchairs. You can travel from exhibit to other exhibits on foot.
What Should I Wear?
There is no specific dress code to visit The National Museum of Science and Technology. You might want to wear some comfortable footwear as the area is pretty huge and involves a lot of walking from place to place. It is advisable to dress accordingly to the season.
Best Time to Visit
It is advisable to avoid the holiday season as it can be very crowded inside the museum. Winter is generally a good idea to visit, and late autumn or early spring is good as well.
Will I Need a Guide?
As the museum has plenty of interactive attractions, guides will be provided accordingly so you don't have to worry. Certain parts of the museum does not need any guide as the explanatory signs and placard are informative enough.
How To Get There?
You can take bus number 69 from the T-centralen station, which heads for Blockhusudden. Stop at the Museiparken stop and the museum is located within a walking distance.
If you have a permanent or temporary disability, impairment, or allergies, the museum can provide you with a personal assistant to help and guide you during your visit, free of charge.