Science Center Nemo

NEMO is the largest science centre in the Netherlands. With five floors full of exciting things to do and discover, it is the perfect place for anyone with an inquiring mind. Everything in NEMO is connected to science and technology.

Exhibitions, theatre performances, films, workshops and demonstrations. You will smell, hear, feel and see how the world works. After a visit to NEMO, you will know why bridges are so strong, what you will look like in 30 years, why you look so much like your parents, how to purify water, what happens when you kiss, how lightning and satellites work and much more. In other words, a day at NEMO is a pretty smart thing to do!

Chain Reactions
A moving office chair, popping balloons and falling bricks. Welcome to the world of potential and kinetic energy!
Chain Reactions is a hilarious, interactive show about action/reaction and cause/effect. A real NEMO classic!

Soap bubbles
Can you fit inside a soap bubble? Come and blow the biggest soap bubble you’ve ever seen. Success guaranteed!
NEMO makes the soapy water using its own tried-and-tested formula. The most important ingredient for this, the washing-up liquid, comes all the way from America. We mix this with just the right amount of water and glycerin. Give it a quick stir and you can make the most enormous bubbles. Want to try this at home? Buy a giant bubble-blowing kit from the NEMO Shop or go crazy with washing-up liquid!

Amazing Constructions
Have you ever asked yourself why bridges and buildings are so strong? Amazing Constructions is an exhibit about technical constructions; about bridges and buildings with muscle. This is the place to discover the effects of form, strength and balance. Experiment with wobbly skyscrapers, trembling cables and high-speed lifts. Discover the difference between push and pull power. Do you dare to be a builder on a skyscraper? Would it be difficult to copy the NEMO building?

You, Me, Electricity
Do you ever stop and wonder how your emails and text messages reach the other side of the world? How the internet and television work? In other words, how you can communicate over large distances? Elektra, the largest humanoid robot in Europe, invites you to visit You, Me, Electricity.

Splashing Water Wonder
As soon as the sun shines, more than 4,000 litres of water flow through 30 water tanks on NEMO’s roof. Architect Renzo Piano designed this giant cascade as a stunning feature on NEMO’s roof. Splashing Water Wonder is a watery playground where you can play, splash and paddle during the summer

Teen Facts is an exhibition about the head, the heart and the hormones. Through its playful, exciting and personal approach, Teen Facts brings the science behind puberty to life. In this exhibition, teenagers will find explanations, excuses, facts and figures about typical teenage phenomena. It is NEMO’s way of supporting teenagers during this dynamic period in which so many things change in such a short space of time. In turn, they discover how their bodies are capable of such a transformation.

Machine Park
This ball factory gives you the chance to sort the balls according to colour, size and weight. Check the results at the control unit. Is everything correct? Then your order is ready for dispatch. Scan the barcode, select the correct destination and send your package on its way.

H2: Future Fuel
A bus that is powered by hydrogen? Find out about it at H2: Future Fuel. The fuels that we currently use, such as oil and gas, are running out and they are bad for the environment. This is why scientists are researching a new, clean fuel: hydrogen. You can find out more at H2: Future Fuel, an exhibition organised by NEMO and Shell Nederland BV.

Bits & Co
Do you communicate in ones and zeros? Computers and mobiles do. Bits & Co is NEMO’s IT exhibition where you will be introduced to digital media, ones and zeros.
Go back in time at Bits & Co. This is where you’ll find computers that will leave you dumbfounded. Did they really used to be so big and bulky? Admire the large IBM computer from 1948. At the time, this was an extraordinary machine. But it couldn’t do much more than extract the square root of a number. These days, a basic calculator is a million times faster.