Summer activities for the whole family

The summer holidays are finally here! Every day we will try different experiments outdoors, when the weather allows us to, or hold science shows indoors instead if it rains. You also have a whole centre of discovery available to you and your family, with something for visitors of all ages.

Summer programme 2 July – 19 August

Experiments and science shows

Tjej med vit rock experimenterar för publik

When the weather permits, our museum hosts will take you outdoors. Together, you will explore water rocket or giant soap bubbles experiments and you will also learn all about the science behind the experiments. If it rains, we will move indoors for an exciting science show instead. The actual experiments will be decided on a day-to-day basis and announced via our loudspeakers.

Daily at 1 and 3 pm, Wednesdays also at 6 pm.

Try HoloLens

Tjej spelar AR-spel med fingrarna i luften

With HoloLens, reality is enhanced, bringing together people, places and objects from both the physical and the digital worlds. Unlike traditional games, HoloLens makes use of the existing room, scanning the environment and adapting the game to fit into it.

HoloLens can be found in the Play Beyond Play exhibition.

Mon – Fri 12 noon – 4 pm
Sat – Sun 10:30 am – 12 noon and 1 – 4.30 pm

The Mathematical Garden

Labyrinterna i skuggan av träd

Take a break in the Mathematical Garden where you can explore and discover that math is all around – in nature, music, dance and much more. The Mathematical garden is open 24 hours a day and free to visit.

Bridges – an international conference on mathematics and art


The furn is an example of fractals – a never ending pattern that repeats itself at different scales.

The Bridges Conference is the world’s largest interdisciplinary conference on mathematics and art, attracting participants from over 30 countries. This year, we are proud to host the conference at the National Museum of Science and Technology. The conference will feature presentations of full and short papers, hands-on workshops, invited talks, a juried art exhibition, a math/art short film festival, a theatre event, and more.

On 28 July there will be a family day, when all visitors are welcome to participate in all the fun activities. Both the conference and the activities during the family day will be held in English.

The Model Railway

Tåg kommer ut ur tunnel i Modelljärnvägen.

Visit the museum’s unique model railway that was built in the early 1950s. Watch the trains drive through a realistic landscape on more than 50 meters of track.

Demonstrations daily at 11 am and 2 pm, Wednesdays also at 7 pm.

MegaMind – a quest for the curious

Pojke i rullstol formar skulptur med händerna i luften på skärm

MegaMind is the place where you experiment your way to new smart ideas. Ideas are the answers to all questions and the solution to every problem. But how do you come up with a clever idea? In MegaMind, you explore how it all works and how you can train your brain to become even more creative. Paint with your eyes, make virtual sculptures – and other things you didn’t think were possible!

Take a break

En del av restaurangen med en hängande glaskruka med växter i förgrunden

In our newly built restaurant, the chef Pontus Frithiof and co-workers present a new food concept based on future, innovation and sustainability. Together with the playful environment, visiting the restaurant becomes a fun experience for the whole family.

More fun at the museum

Last updated 4 July 2018.