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“Nice way to spend a few hours”

Northern Norwegian Science Center
Ranked #21 of 90 things to do in Tromso
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: The Science Centre offers northern lights planetarium shows every day. In addition there are close to a hundred interactive exhibits where everyone can have fun with popular science, exploring both regional and universal questions. The Science Centre is open about 359 days of the year. Check our website for opening hours, planetarium schedules and prices.
Reviewed 2 April 2018

My husband and visited here for an afternoon on our recent trip to Tromso. I would say it is definitely geared towards children and families but that is not to say we did not learn anything! It was very quiet when we visited on a Sunday afternoon which made the atmospehere a bit lacking. There were no options to buy food and we only had enough change to buy one machine coffee between us.

The planetarium was quite nice and we had the entire theatre to ourselves!

Thank ElyFraz
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Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

A well organized planetarium where you learn with fun. There are two floors filled with lots of small activities primarily aimed for kids however we enjoyed it refreshing what we studied in school and also learning new things. If you are tired, you may relax at the seating area where every table has a game like ludo, chess etc that you could play. The planetarium dome is very good and we liked the extreme aurora short movie. I recommend to spend around 1 to 2 hours there and plan your visit according to the show times. The show is displayed and different languages at different times, so please check the website about the show timings before you visit.

Thank manikanth_mxm
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Reviewed 22 March 2018

We spent a few hours here, and although the science centre is aimed at a much younger audience, we're young at heart and in our 30's and had great fun!!! There is an English language video about the Aurora Borealis on the 4th floor and the first and second floor are hands-on science exhibitions where we can interact and learn lots of stuff.

Would highly recommend a visit for those with children and others that enjoy entry interactive science activities.

Thank aVilhoa
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Reviewed 21 March 2018 via mobile

great for all ages! our children are 2-11 years old. Very entertaining and a good place to learn....

Thank ragnhild r
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Reviewed 21 March 2018 via mobile

The advertising stated that there would be daily shows of the Northern lights. However, when I was there, the planetarium was closed because a group booked it (although I did neither see nor hear anyone). The whole way for nothing... Disappointing

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