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Ars Electronica Center

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Address: Ars-Electronica-Strasse 1, Linz 4040, Austria
Phone Number: 0043.732.7272.0

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unusal building

This building is slanted and looks to be falling over!! It is lit up at night with a terrific colour display! there's are a couple interesting buildings along the river!

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Kelly W
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We heard a lot about this centre, great recommendantions about the festival in September and how innovative it is. Unfortunately we found out, that this place is the most boring place you can visit in Linz. Half of exhibits were out of order and the second part wasnt so interesting or without instructions how to operate with... We were really... More 

Thank Vendulka K
Ljubljana, Slovenia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I've found the exibitions a bit boring - It is really for sience funs, perhaps more for children and students. But I admired the lighted facade every night - impressive!

Thank izi f
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This building is slanted and looks to be falling over!! It is lit up at night with a terrific colour display! there's are a couple interesting buildings along the river!

Thank Kelly W
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was here on a voluntary Intern part of the U 19 festival 2015. I could not get enough of the discoveries and creativity that you find in this one hub! The festival was just an expansion of whats to be seen in this building. It is mesmeric to sit in front of in the outdoor amphi theatre space in... More 

Thank ArtMad
Benton, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were entertained here one evening during an international meeting. What a special treat! We were able to view a special Deep Space 8K exhibit which is an incredible 3D presentation. Absolutely mind boggling! Later we dined at a buffet situated on one of the upper floors with views out the massive window to the Danube River. There were other... More 

Thank Mary Jo N
Calgary, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016

The science displays in this museum were average, and would be interesting for school age children. I enjoyed the 3D video presentation, and would have enjoyed it more if there had been more content on space images. Most displays had an English language section.

Thank Tracey H
Linz, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

Besides the great looking shell of the building there is plenty more to discover. All of the exhibited artworks are directly related to some physics, electronics, biology or chemistry and are fun to look at or interact with. And because it is a modern museum those exhibits change regularly over the time and the ARS stays worth visiting.

Thank Tomo16v
Brisbane Region, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2016 via mobile

We went here on a Thursday night as they open until 9pm. Staff were friendly & spoke excellent English. We watched a cool 3D video called deep space. The other exhibits is were interesting & interactive. Not like a science centre where it is more for kids, this is definitely suitable for adults. Some unsual art projects were not my... More 

Thank EShaw1986
Hohenfels, Germany
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2016

Great building to photograph at night. Stop on the old city side of the town and watch the light show for a bit. During the day, the museum is worth a visit. Numerous interactive exhibits on current interest items in the science fields. Take a while to visit the Deep Space video show.

Thank lilbigmom
Linz, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2016

One of the best museums Linz has to offer. Ever changing exhibitions, latest developments from all around the world. I loved watching 3D printers doing their work, there is also something for biology folks (a lab), you can trace your eye movements ... Just lots of cool stuff.

Thank Claudia S

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