Copernicus Science Centre

Warsaw, Poland

The Copernicus Science Centre is not a museum. There are no glass cabinets or guides to show you around. Rather, it’s a space that will inspire you to observe, experiment, ask questions, and look for answers. It’s up to you what you take home. You will find more than 400 exhibits here. Although things may look chaotic at first glance, the exhibits are grouped by subject. We have a total six permanent galleries. However, the borders between them are quite fluid: because just like in the world around us, the most interesting things occur at places where different sciences intersect, intermingle, and complement one another. Our exhibitions are like a living organism, constantly changing.

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Domus- Museos Científicos Coruñeses

Corunna, Spain

The Domus is the first interactive museum in the world devoted to the human being. Located in a spectacular building designed by the Japanese architect Arata Isozaki, this museum aims to entertain visitors by stimulating their curiosity. Through a variety of exhibits, different features of the human species are revealed, such as the I (identity), We (demography), the Senses, the Heart, the Motor System, the Brain, Skills and Language. There are almost 200 modules, most of which are interactive, in which a mechanism has to be activated for them to be understood. Domus is one of three houses including in the institution, Museos Científicos Coruñeses. It is a public funded institution with 30 years of active life communicating science. Its premise is "Without science there is no culture”.

Heureka, the Finnish Science Centre

Vantaa, Finland

The Finnish Science Centre Heureka introduces the public to science and technology in an engaging and interactive way. Visitors can experience the joy of discovery through spectacular exhibitions, planetarium films and events. Located in the Tikkurila area of Vantaa, Heureka first opened its doors to the public in 1989. Heureka is one of Finland’s most popular recreational centres, attracting an average of nearly 300,000 visitors each year.

Museum of Life, the science museum of Fiocruz

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

A space of integration between science, culture and society, the Museum of Life, the science museum of Fiocruz, aims to inform and educate in science, health and technology in a creative and entertaining manner, through permanent exhibits, interactive activities, multimedia, theater, video and labs. Being connected to the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fundação Oswaldo Cruz), the Museum has unique features, reflecting the institution's culture, mission and social commitment. Its major themes are life as object of knowledge, health as quality of life and man's intervention on life. Besides, because it is located in Fiocruz campus, a huge green area amidst a densely populated region with deprived communities and large number of public schools, it works as a major pole of leisure, culture and education in Science and Health. An initiative by the Casa de Oswaldo Cruz, the Museum aims to offer to the population the understanding of scientific breakthroughs and their impact on the daily life, enlarging their participation in issues related to Health and S&T.

Sci-Bono Discovery Centre

Johannesburg, Republic of South Africa

The Sci-Bono Discovery Centre, Southern Africa’s largest science centre, is affiliated to the Gauteng Department of Education to support maths, science and technology education and to help build to South Africa’s science, engineering and technology capacity. Sci-Bono is responsible for implementing the Gauteng Mathematics, Science and Technology Education Strategy. Located in the historic Electric Workshop in the cultural precinct of Newtown, Johannesburg, Sci-Bono annually receives hundreds of thousands of visitors to its a large collection of interactive science and technology exhibits and exhibitions. Sci-Bono also offers a broad programme of science and technology related events, activities and programmes for both the general public and the school community. Sci-Bono is now one of the most popular leisure and educational destinations in Gauteng.


Montréal Science Centre

Montreal, QC, Canada

The Montréal Science Centre operates with the mandate to help visitors of all ages discover, understand and appropriate science and technology for use in building their future. An institution totally dedicated to science and technology, the Montréal Science Centre is known for its widely accessible, interactive approach and its focus on innovation and local talent, in a setting that is both educational and fun.

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National Museum of Science and Technology Leonardo da Vinci

Milan, Italy

The Museum is, right from its origin, a fundamental place for the understanding of scientific phenomena and for their technological and practical employment. Technology and Science are gaining ground in our everyday life, often without a mediation, posing ethical questions for which we find it difficult to make aware choices. Our goal is to help visitors use their own knowledge and skills to interpret objects and phenomena, and to be the protagonist of the own learning process. A path of discovery, experience, emotions and understanding accessible for all.

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National Science Museum of Thailand

Pathumthani, Thailand

The National Science Museum THAILAND (NSM) is a group of science based museums that include 3 museums and 1 science square located in the heart of Bangkok. NSM is focused on presenting relevant science-based experiences for people of all ages and in as many places as possible, in order to enhance understanding and promote enjoyment – helping develop a community of citizens who value science, its role in individual lives and in the development of the Nation. As a National institution for museums in science and technology, NSM research branches into many fields and works; in particular, science communication and the natural history and biodiversity of Thailand.

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Perth, Australia

Scitech seeks to increase awareness, interest, capability and participation by all Western Australians in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The strong support from the WA Government, industry, universities and teachers is due to Scitech’s primary focus on raising awareness and participation in science to create scientifically literate citizens, and to support our teachers in educating our children about science.

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Miraikan – National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation

Tokyo, Japan

National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (Miraikan) is a place where we can understand the things happening in our world today from a scientific point of view, and have discussions while considering the future that awaits us. In addition to permanent displays and exhibitions that provide people with a chance to enjoy hands-on contact with science and technology, Miraikan's colorful line-up of offerings includes experienced based classes, and talks. While exchanging opinions and ideas with Science Communicators, visitors can experience the technological progress of today, from simple day-to-day questions, to the latest technologies, the global environment, and space exploration.

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Pavilion of Knowledge – Ciência Viva

Lisbon, Portugal

The Pavilion of Knowledge – Ciência Viva is an interactive museum of science and technology. Its main objective is to stimulate scientific knowledge and to promote scientific and technological culture among all citizens. The exhibitions and activities proposed allow the visitor, through interactive exhibits, to explore many different themes in an active, relaxed and enjoyable way. Apart from the large thematic exhibitions, the Pavilion of Knowledge – Ciência Viva also promotes various scientific and educational initiatives.

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Technopolis – the Flemish Science Centre

Mechelen, Belgium

Roll up your sleeves and get down to it, because this is what it’s all about at Technopolis, the Flemish Science Centre. By doing experiments themselves, visitors discover the how and why of countless technological and scientific phenomena. The exhibitions explain everyday matters from an uncommon perspective and demystify the most complex scientific phenomena in a crystal-clear way. At Technopolis, you (re)discover the science and technology concealed behind familiar things from daily life.

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