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Ars Electronica Center

Ars-Electronica-Strasse 1, Linz 4040 , Austria
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Ranked #5 of 17 attractions in Linz
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
Useful Information: Activities for older children
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Vevey, Switzerland
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67 reviews 67 reviews
19 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

ARS Electronica showcases new technology. It has 3D films, a history of the internet display and downstairs a series of "labs" with technology on music creation, biology, 3D printing and lots of other cool stuff. It is very hands on with lots of activities to try with helpful guides. A wonderful place to spend a couple of hours - particularly... More

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Mexico City, Mexico
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Picture this: I'm a geek who's backpacking through Europe and suddenly find out that there's this place in the middle of Austria, I totally had to see it so off I went. What an amazing collection of gizmos and stuff that you can play with, touch or use, the 3D movie is amazing and I'm pretty sure it is the... More

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New York City, New York
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173 reviews 173 reviews
85 attraction reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

The museum had a range of exhibits to keep the kids learning and entertained. These ranged from some older exhibits on basic items like sound - to getting to try new 3D printers. There was also a wonderful 3D movie where you got to stand up and feel like you were interacting with the movie. The museum is just over... More

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Westlake Village, California
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Situated very close to where our river cruise docked, the Ars Electronica was an easy walk across the Danube. The exhibits are diverse and interesting. There are many, many hands-on stations - lots of fun for all ages. The infotrainers (as the aides are called) are very helpful and many speak fluent English. Can easily be done in 2 hours... More

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Batesville, Mississippi
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Lots of different science and electronics related exhibits set up through out the center. There really is something for everyone. Possibly geared towards a younger audience, but we still saw some really cool things!!

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Toronto, Canada
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100 reviews 100 reviews
31 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

We could have spent days here -- there is so much to see & do & learn. It's a very hands-on place, and there are staff in each exhibit area, who do demonstrations and help you with activities. The 3D films are good (although we went to one that we thought was going to be in English, but it was... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Very interesting museum. Many interactive pieces. Helpful and friendly staff. In this museum you can see how much Facebook knows about you!

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Wallisellen, Switzerland
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10 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

Very interesting museum, although sometimes a bit too technical. But definitely worth visiting. Don't miss the 3D presentations: absolutely amazing

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Puchenau, Upper Austria
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

The Ars Electronica Center is one of the most spectacular museums for computer science. Don't miss the Cave!

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Frydek-Mistek, Czech Republic
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109 reviews 109 reviews
35 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

Just go through the bridge from the main square and you are in.This museum shows you the future. The points of interests are new technologies and their influence on science, society and everyday life. The main exhibition is dedicated to the new information of science which are connected with human life. The museum was opened in 1996 and moved to... More

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