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Ars Electronica Center

Ars-Electronica-Strasse 1, Linz 4040 , Austria
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Ranked #5 of 18 Attractions in Linz
Type: Museums
Useful Information: Activities for older children
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Rudolfov, Czech Republic
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Ars Electronica Center is the most prominent thing in Linz city center for me. I've been in Linz several times and two times in Ars Electronica. For the first time (about 6 years ago) it was quite good, interesting equipment, some surprising facts received, but the technology presented wasn't as high-end as I expected. Nowadays Ars Electronica is much bigger... More

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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

I may have had too high expectations from "into the future" museum . Everyone in Linz seems to recommed it. We went there as a group of 3, and had quite a lot of fun. Lot of interesting things to do, including making your own music, and getting your designs printed on a 3D printer. The guides there are extremely... More

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Belgrade, Serbia
19 reviews 19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Whoever thinks of itself as a person interested in arts, science, emerging technologies, unexpected researches and fantastic creative shows, Ars Electronica and its festival are MUST. Just that simple.

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Hafnarfjordur, Iceland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

A must see museum. You can spend hours there, it´s fun experience for adults and kids. Ideal for the family.

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Vevey, Switzerland
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81 reviews 81 reviews
22 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

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
14 reviews 14 reviews
11 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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177 reviews 177 reviews
85 attraction reviews
126 helpful votes 126 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
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6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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105 reviews 105 reviews
31 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 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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