I was there in December 2013. Die building looks huge from outside, and the vision you get at the entrance is very promising. We paid 23 € per person of which 5 euros was for a movie-show, which we had to book already and the entrance. We arrived at 2pm and the movie was set for 5pm.
To give the gist of our visit: There is not really anything remarkable displayed in the museum. There was an exhibition about mental illnesses with exponats like a papershredder, where you could put a piece of paper with your worries written on it; some opportunity to listen how "artists" just the word "crazy" in there songs..."this is crazy but here's my number so call me" (if i remember it right), some boards where you could paint your feelings..basically make a sketch...and other stuff, that only scratched the surface of this wide topic. nothing remarkable to mention.
The "space-exhibition"-..something about travelling to mars was either not really filled with content. there were some foam-modelplanes..that you could throw, some rats that can "play basketball" a robot from the 90's that can find it's way via trial and error through a maze and some other stuff. nothing remarkable. i would even say boring for children, because half of the exponats require to read the additional information text..what kid does that?
what was actually really disappointing was that part of the museum where you could try out some "hands-on" experiments. easy things like a led-ball and a much bigger aluminum ball having the same weight on a scale, easy little experiments, definetly inspiring and good for children, BUT: everything was worn out, scratched, used, kinda-broken but still working. glass cabinets seemed to not have been cleaned for ages! FULL of dust.
If the management of the museum had some respect for its visitors, it would replace some of the things, that 10.000 of people played with/used them. and for gods sake clean the glass capinets. dust..in a cabinet with a spinning head-model of Einstein is embarassing for a "science-center". Einstein would not like it!
Afterall we really had seen everything twice after 2 hours, having had a coffee and a lihapirakka included, we didn't want to wait for that movie for another hour. So we asked if we could hand back the tickets and get the 10 euros back. The (i guess students, who earn some money, fair enough) staff behind the counter clenched their teeth and it seemed, that they where actually sorry saying, that getting the money back would not be possible.
otherwise they could have told us in the beginnging, that the whole exhibition is more or less just for easy going kids and we probably wouldn't won't want to stay there for 3 hours.
I guess that place is just broke and closes quite soon. At least that was the impression they gave. I hope somebody read this and saved some time and money!
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