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Vitengarden (science farm) (Jærmuseet)

  • Kviavegen 99, Hå
  • +47 47776020
  •  /  km From You
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Vitengarden is an exciting science centre and museum located in Nærbø and Jaeren, one of the largest agicultural areas in Norway. Interactive exhibitions outdoor and indoor lets you discover topics such as the agriculture, modern food production, energy, technology, science and nature. Here is also a museum farm with many different farm animals, and hay to jump and play in.

Vitengarden is an exciting science centre and museum located in Nærbø and Jaeren, one of the largest agicultural areas in Norway. Interactive exhibitions outdoor and indoor lets you discover topics such as the agriculture, modern food production, energy, technology, science and nature. Here is also a museum farm with many different farm animals, and hay to jump and play in.

At Vitengarden, visitors are invoted to be active and to explore natural science and history in new and engaging ways. Where does our food come from –and how long to you have to ride a bicycle to get rid of the food you have eaten? Can you pack cheese faster than the robot? And how do you make to perfect biogas? And are you able to stand still in the hurricane? Explore this and much more at Vitengarden.

The exhibitions are both indoor and outdoor. Some of the most popular activities are the wind machine, the water experiments, the dark tunnel and the farm animals. 

Vitengarden has also one of the largest collection of agricultural machinery in Norway. In one of the exhibitions, you can study over 30 different tractors – from the first that came to the country around 1910 to those that were produced in the 1960s.

In spring and summer, barbecues are available for the visitors. There is a cafè that serves warm and cold dishes, as well as refreshings drinks, ice creams and cakes.

Vitengarden 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 also received the European Micheletti Award 2009” for one of Europe’s best technology museums. 

Access

Marked path from Ringvegen at Nærbø centre, south of Opstadvegen to the museum.


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  • Outdoor parking - free

Opening hours

Jan 17, 2021 – Jun 20, 2021
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri 10:00 AM–3:00 PM
Sun 12:00 PM–5:00 PM
Jun 21, 2021 – Aug 15, 2021
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri 10:00 AM–4:00 PM
Sun 12:00 PM–5:00 PM
Aug 16, 2021 – Aug 22, 2021
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri 10:00 AM–3:00 PM
Sun 12:00 PM–5:00 PM
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Price

Description Price*
Adults from 18 years 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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