Soon experiments will start to fizz and sputter, brains will start to overheat and the air will fill with square soap bubbles. Experimentarium opens on 26 January 2017 in new and spectacular architecture only 15 minutes north of Copenhagen City Centre.
“We look forward to inviting families from all over the world inside the new Experimentarium for some truly phenomenal and science-rich experiences,” says Experimentarium CEO, Kim Gladstone Herlev.
A vast 11,500 square metres of exhibition space are spread across four floors, bursting with experiences for all ages. The exhibitions include the World’s first interactive cinema equipped with motion sensors, where everyone in the auditorium have to cooperate, an enormous roof terrace for open-air activities, and 16 challenging and interactive exhibits that explore everything from the human body to the fascinating and fun science of soap bubbles.
Experimentarium is a new version of the original Experimentarium, which opened in 1991 and has thrilled more than 8,2 million visitors through the years.
Photo: CEBRA architecture
Architecture Inspired by Science and Technology
Danish architects, CEBRA architecture, designed the new Experimentarium after winning the architectural competition in 2010.
“We have designed a building that reflects and supports Experimentarium’s exciting exhibits. Both the interior and exterior are strongly inspired by Science and Technology,” says Kolja Nielsen, CEO and partner, CEBRA architecture.
This inspiration can be seen in the impressive and beautifully spiralling copper stairway at the entrance, recalling the twisting double helix structure of DNA. Experimentarium is housed in the former soft drinks bottling facility of the world-famous Danish brewery Tuborg. As an homage to the building’s history, Experimentarium’s new 28-tonne aluminium facade is made partly of recycled beer and aluminium cans.
Facts about Experimentarium
- Experimentarium opens 26 January 2017.
- Address: Tuborg Havnevej 7, DK-2900 Hellerup, Denmark – 15 minutes north of Copenhagen City Centre.
- Architects: CEBRA architecture.
- The first Experimentarium opened in 1991 and has thrilled more than 8,2 million visitors.
The new Experimentarium is kindly supported by:
A.P. Møller og Hustru Chastine Mc-Kinney Møllers Fond til almene Formaal, Aage og Johanne LouisHansens Fond, Villum Fonden, Augustinus Fonden, Knud Højgaards Fond, TrygFonden, Novo Nordisk Fonden, Industriens Fond, Nordeafonden, Ole Kirks Fond, Lundbeckfonden, Orients Fond, Torm Fonden, Industriens Arbejdsgivere i København, Maersk Group, Tuborgfondet, DONG Energy A/S, Louis Petersens Legat, Hempel Fonden, Otto Mønsteds Fond, Realdania, Lauritzen Fonden, Den Danske Maritime Fond, Carlsbergs Mindelegat, Egmont Fonden, Danske Banks Fond and Familien Hede Nielsens Fond.
We have been thought-provoking since 1991, and explored the world through Science and Technology together with millions of curious children and adults.
Our ambition is to transform the way in which our visitors experience and appreciate the significance of Science and Technology have for our lives.
Experimentarium is a non-profit foundation staffed by more than 80 employees, who are all busy getting everything – from cerebral matter to robotic arms – ready for the opening of the Experimentarium in 2017.
For further information, please contact
Christian Juul Yssing
PR consultant, Experimentarium
M: +45 4139 1708
Photo: CEBRA architecture