Science Centre with plenty of educational fun and close to a hundred interactive exhibits for the curious-minded of all ages. In Norway’s largest all-dome full digital planetarium, you can experience the aurora every day no matter what the weather conditions are like outside. Our exotic planetarium show about the northern light is a spectacular presentation of this beautiful scientific phenomenon. This show is on every afternoon, with additional shows during main seasons; see our webpage for details.
The Science Centre is open just about every day, all year; general opening hours: 11-16*
* Detailed information concerning opening hours (we have extended opening hours during holidays and other events), planetarium show schedule, weekend program and other relevant information is available at our website.
The Science Centre offers exciting exhibits that fall within the following topics: The sky above, Climate and weather, Energy and environment and Body and brain. By appealing to our senses, the interactive exhibition brings out people's curiosity and interaction with science. A large part of the exhibition, at the only Science Centre north of the polar circle, reflect the nature, economy and the research that originates from living in the arctic.
Under the 360° planetarium dome, breathtaking shows come alive. The topics of the shows vary from the origin of life, stars and the universe, to our living climate and spectacular rides through the cells of the human body.
The Science Centre is situated on campus at the University of Tromsø (bus stop: Univ./Planetarium), right above the arctic botanical garden. Reach us by bus 20, 21, 32 or 33/34 from the city centre or from Giæverbukta, near the airport. Parking at the visitors parking on campus (charge to be paid on weekdays between 7-17, free on weekends and school holidays)
The Science Centre offers a sitting area with a lovely view at the mountain range across the strait. Here you can take a break, enjoy an ice cream, a little snack or a cup of coffee; all to be purchased at the Science Centre shop. The shop is small but offers a wide range of gifts, educational toys as well as useful and informative souvenirs.
The admission fee includes the Science Centre and the planetarium.
Film screenings outside regular hours and group arrangements upon request.