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Fjord Norway Rogaland SANDNES


  • Storgt. 28, Sandnes
  • +47 47776020
  •  /  km From You

Discover this popular science centre and museum in Sandnes. Here are four levels of exhibitions and activities. Topics are natural science, mathematics, energy and astonomy, regional industrial history and Sandnes' city history.

At Vitenfabrikken, the exhibitions are interactive – you are invited to see and touch – and have fun while you discover! After a visit here, you would be able to tell how warm your brain is, how fast you react,  how strong the spider web is and much more!

You can, amongst other things, challenge friends and family to a wheelchair race, or see who responds the fastest in the reaction wall. A must-do at Vitenfabrikken, is to visit the top modern Planetarium and find out more about space and the universe. Vitenfabrikken also has a Tesla-Coil, where you can try and catch arches with 750.000 volt strength. The younger children like to run the harbour and control the crane. In the exhibitions about Sandnes, you can discover more about well-known brands such as Figgjo (porcelain) and DBS (bicycles).

During weekends and school holidays, there is an extended activity programme with science shows, workshops and showings in the Planetarium.

Vitenfabrikken has a café and a museum shop.

Vitenfabrikken is part of Jærmuseet, a regional museum for the municipalities Randaberg, Sola, Sandnes, Gjesdal, Klepp, Time and Hå. The museum was named “Museum of the Year 2009” in Norway, and it also received the European Micheletti Award 2009” for one of Europe’s best technology museums. 

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Opening hours

Aug 16, 2021 – Dec 19, 2021
Tue Thu Fri 10:00 AM–3:00 PM
Wed 10:00 AM–8:00 PM
Sat Sun 11:00 AM–5:00 PM
Jun 19, 2022 – Aug 15, 2022
Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun 11:00 AM–5:00 PM
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Description Price*
Adults 140.00 Admission
Children 4 - 17 75.00 Admission
Student 75.00 Admission
Family ticket Two adults and three children 380.00 Admission
* Price from
Statens Kartverk, Geovekst og kommuner - Geodata AS
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