One of the places my colleague and I visited for free with our Gothenburg City Card was the Universeum. We both hadn’t gone to this place before and it made us feel like a child when we finally saw what’s inside. We know that Universeum is popular among schools for students’ trip with their teachers. I guess the name, Universeum, comes from the words, universe and museum put together. It’s like the universe’ museum.
I sometimes passed by this place on a tram but I had no idea how big it was inside. I found out that it costs 165 sek for adults and 110 sek for 3-16 year-old visitors. Free entry for kids under 3 years old. Glad that we skipped to pay though.
We passed through a tunnel with aquariums on both sides. It’s quite dark inside but we found our way in the end. We missed a turn once and discovered we were in the corridor where conference rooms and kitchen were situated. Since we came on our own we couldn’t ask for a guide to lead us.
My colleague was having fun standing at this big aquarium. No-flash photographing is allowed though, and I am not really good at taking photos in dark places without using a flash. Can you see her in the picture?
This huge mouth got our attention. Looked like it’s ready to devour us. We came in here without knowing which floor or level of the building it was.
When we had enough with sea creatures we headed to the rainforest and got a little water on us. It was so interesting to see those wild life and plants and we felt like we were out for a safari somewhere.
Universeum is the largest science centre of Scandinavia. It’s in the heart of Gothenburg and the building is ecological in a way that the energy and water systems and material flows are designed according to global environment perspectives. It will be exciting for the kids and students to be at Universeum on autumn break or why not visit anytime of the year.
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