Science freaks, kids, and all those who want a change from private Rijksmuseum tour in the “City of Windmills” can have a great time exploring and experimenting with the objects installed all the five floors of Nemo Science Museum in Amsterdam. Interactive exhibits that teach valuable lessons about science and technology are hosted in the structure quite thought-provoking. Below are some facts regarding the Science Museum that you should know before visiting the museum.
Unique Architecture of the Structure
Architect Renzo Piano had built the Science Museum in a manner that is very appealing to its visitors with unnatural slopes and angles. The location of the museum is also worthwhile that it is across a tunnel.
A Breathtaking View of Amsterdam from the Rooftop
Visitors can have a beautiful view of the whole city by standing at the rooftop of the building. One can reach rooftop by either stairs or elevator. Besides, the entry to that part of the structure is totally free.
Interesting Locker System
Do not worry about the change if you do not have enough to be paid for the lockers. There is a handy change machine installed which could resolve your problem. The coat checks and racks make it more transparent for the visitors.
Exclusive Spots for Kids
The museum is a great place to hang around with kids, as they are specially planned with them in mind. Fun exhibits and interactive labs may pass a great deal of time without any boredom. Apart from that, several hands-on learning activities are also being arranged especially targeting the kids.
Life in the Universe
This exhibit provides a mesmerizing voyage to the infinite corners of the universe. Planets, which are billions of age-old, to those shiny stars and meteoroids are splendidly set across the gallery.
This particular installation demonstrates how it really works when you order any product through a different chain of events. Visitors can operate robot arms, design the products, and may even ship them if you really wish.
Other Spots of Attraction
The list includes attractions such as Sensational Science, Science throughout the Ages, World of Shapes, Water Power, Energize, and many more.
How to Get There
It could barely take a 13-minute walk from the Amsterdam Centraal Station to reach the Nemo Science Museum in Oosterdok. It is quite easy to locate the museum with its copper-green shielding and its shape of a rising ship. The structure seems to be rising from the water surface around IJ tunnel of Amsterdam.