Experimentarium, Hellerup

Experimentarium, Hellerup

Trangravsvej 12, Hellerup nr,
Copenhagen 1436
Opening Hours: 10 AM to 4 PM
Price: 105 kr (15.2 USD) - 160 kr (23.1 USD)

Only five km north of Copenhagen on the coast road, the Experimentarium is an interactive museum with an emphasis on having fun while learning. It manages to do the impossible and makes science attractive and accessible to children. There are almost 300 hands-on exhibits, and lots of demanding-but-fun temporary exhibitions on such subjects as the brain and why it’s important to keep active. Permanent exhibitions handle the questions of how our bodies work, and how the world works in a large hall called Our Dynamic Earth, where mini-earthquakes and hurricanes are recreated. Other galleries address sight, smell, hearing, and energy. There’s a Kids’ Pavilion with pint-sized dimensions, where 3-6-year-olds can dance in the Poppy Forest, play with color and sound, and crawl through a kaleidoscope of mirrors. The Childrens’ Puddle gives them a chance to splash about in water and play with fountains as well as learning about the need to conserve water for the world. Knowledgeable staff (called ‘pilots’) are on hand answer any questions and perform live demonstrations throughout the day. There’s a decent, mainly organic, café on site for refueling hungry youngsters.

Short train ride from the main train station
Closed until 2017 for renovation

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