About Universeum

The Universeum is the largest science museum in this part of Europe. Spread out over seven entire floors, the museum allows you to experience various natural ecosystems in realistic settings. The interesting part is whether your interest is in natural history or biology or zoology or natural chemistry or just ecosystems, you will find something to keep you engaged for a few hours. On one floor you can walk through a teeming rainforest, full of trees, tropical birds and rainwater. On another, you explore a dinosaur living center, with life-size dinosaurs recreated to interact with each other. The next floor is an immersive aquarium full of shark tunnels, and also another reptile exhibit. There are also a lot of smaller interactive exhibits on chemistry exhibitions, nanotechnology and more. There are also two cafes in the Universeum that serve a mix of wholesome food when all the exploring leaves you famished. Be warned though, if you are here with young, curious kids, one day will definitely not be enough for you to have your fill of fun and knowledge.

Must See

  • Dinosaur Exhibition
  • Serpent Tanks
  • Shark Tunnel
  • Tropical Rainforest Section
  • Hands-on Science Exhibitions where themes range from Nanotechnology and Space Travel to Mixing Music

How to reach

By tram:

Take the Line 2 tram from Göteborg Centralstation to Göteborg Korsvägen. It'll cover 1.7 km in 6 minutes and costs between 28 to 45 SEK. After that, it's a 178 m walk to the Universeum.

By bus:

Take bus 50 or 52 from Göteborg Brunnsparken to Göteborg Korsvägen. It'll cover 3.4 km in 8 minutes and costs between 25 to 40 SEK. After that, it's a 172 m walk to the Universeum.

By train:

Take a train from Göteborg Centralstation to Liseberg station. It'll cover 2.7 km in 4 minutes and costs between 28 to 45 SEK. After that, it's a 733 m walk to the Universeum.

Tips

  • Sometimes, the museum is open longer during the summers, depending on the weather. Check the website for the exact dates.
  • Universeum is built in two blocks: the rock and the wooden ship, with the staircase in between. People usually begin with Water’s Way, the Ocean Zone, and the Rainforest, and then jump over to the wooden ship. So it can be a good idea to go the other way—take the ship first and then the cliff,  to avoid the crowds.
  • Be aware of the temperature changes in Universeum. In Water’s Way, the temperature is the same as that of the outdoors, whereas the temperature in the Rainforest can go up to 26 degrees Celsius. Dress accordingly for this visit.
  • You may leave and re-enter through the gates within 90 minutes. Save your ticket and you won't have to face the hassle of buying a new one if you want to return.
  • After a day of climbing and exploring, the monkeys are tired and retire to their nest. So from 4:00 p.m. they’re no longer out in the Rainforest. Try to visit earlier if you want to view them.
  • Petting or feeding the animals is not allowed, according to Universeum rules.
  • Remember not to use the camera’s flash to take pictures of the animals. This can disturb or excite them.
  • Stay attentive to the program of the day so that you get the opportunity to attend the one you want.

Visit Time

Sunday:           10:00 a.m to 6:00 p.m.

Monday:          10:00 a.m to 6:00 p.m.

Tuesday:         10:00 a.m to 6:00 p.m.

Wednesday:    10:00 a.m to 6:00 p.m.

Thursday:        10:00 a.m to 6:00 p.m.

Friday:             10:00 a.m to 6:00 p.m.

Saturday:         10:00 a.m to 6:00 p.m.

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Waiting Time

No waiting but during peak season, there are large crowds and queues for lines may resulting in waiting for 15-20 minutes.

 

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Entrance Fee

Yes

Child (below 3): Free

Adults: 225 SEK to 275 SEK (one-day tickets, depending on the season you decide to visit)

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Time you can spend

4 hours

 

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Weather

Clear Sky 18.77°C

 

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