If you are intrigued about exploring life in the Universe, then Nemo Science Museum, in Amsterdam might just be the right place for you! A trip to this museum, they say, is a voyage of exploration that epitomizes the farthest angles of the universe. From protecting Earth to studying Meteorites, this science museum in Amsterdam is a gateway to billions-of-years-old stars and planets. And by the end of the tour, you also end up discovering who you are, after all, we are all nothing but a collage of tiny particles from distant stars and planets.
At first glance, from the Oosterdok canal, Nemo Science Centre appears to be a chic greenish waterfront cruise-alike-structure. In fact, with that view, it will take you some time to believe that this Oasis Ship instead, is a 19th-century museum, as well as, the Netherlands largest science center. Designed by Renzo Piano, Nemo flaunts 5-floors of hands-on science exhibitions which in return attracts over 670K visitors annually. Making this venue, the 8th-most-visited museum in the Netherlands! Upon entering the museum lobby, you will notice a cafeteria and a souvenir shop with esteemed miniature models of Nemo’s scientific contributions. And by that, we mean fascinating copies of the DNA experiments and the likes of the giant domino set. You will be tempted to shop at this unique shopping store for its exquisite collection.
First and Second Floor: The 1st-floor of the Nemo Science Museum features a variety of DNA samplings and chain reaction circuit. Look out for the giant dominoes with contraptions, such as the flying car and the giant bell. The 2nd-floor of the museum has a ball factory where tiny plastic balls, are transmitted through a circuit. This process lets the visitors weigh the balls and forward them to the packing facility which adds them to a little metal box. This floor also contains a cafeteria, a performance hall, and the display of a water cycle representing electricity, metals, and buildings.
Third and Fourth Floor: The 3rd-floor is an enormous science lab where you can participate in science experiments such as testing Vitamins and material resembling DNA. The 4th-floor is the most-interesting space as it deals with the human mind. From experiments based on senses testing, memory check, to mind related problems, this floor rejoinders plenty of unanswered questions. Besides, the dark eeriness of this floor, adds that extra intense touch to the whole concept of ‘semi-psychological’ study.
Fifth Floor: The 5th-floor of Nemo Science Museum is where you relax! For this floor is dedicated to phenomenal views, rooftop cafeteria, and a children’s play area.
Admission for Visitors
€16.50 per adult
Free Entry for children up to the age of 4
No entry fee for adults who hold the Amsterdam City Card
Free Entry for the carers of disabled visitors