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Science Summer Fun

Are you over the moon about Science?

We have fun & exiting science activities at the Steno Museum and in the Greenhouses throughout the summer holidays – regardless of whether it is raining or shimmering sunshine.

During the summer holidays, we do not wind down our passion for science. On the contrary, the Science Museums offer a host of opportunities to have fun science experiences. Furthermore, at the Steno Museum the entrance is free during the summer holidays due to the reconstruction of two exhibitions.

At the Steno Museum, you can:

  • Learn about the solar system with our Magic Planet
  • Experience a show about the night sky in our Planetarium, every day (except Mondays) at 12.00 and 14.00 (normally in danish). 30 kr.
  • Experience the exhibitions Dear Body, Difficult Body, Ovulations and Epidemics
  • Take a stroll or enjoy your packed lunch in the beautiful medicinal herb garden
  • Shop till you drop in the museum shop

Opening hours at the Steno Museum Saturday 30 June to Sunday 12 August (both days inclusive)

Tuesday to Sunday: 10.00-16.00.

Mondays: Closed.

In the Greenhouses, you can:

Experience the plants in the house

Experience the exhibition Botanical Details and do a little drawing activity

Take a stroll in the Danish Plant Communities and the Botanical Garden

Attend the tour ‘Taste the world in Aarhus’ every Wednesday at 18:00 during the summer (in danish)

Experience the plants in twilight and have dinner in the café every Wednesday when the Greenhouses are open until 22:00.

The museums in the University Park

The Steno Museum is situated in the University Park together with Naturhistorisk Museum and The Museum of Ancient Art. The park provides ample opportunities both for walking and enjoying a packed lunch in the green, recreational surroundings.

The University Park is created in a beautiful, hilly terrain around two artificial lakes and is landscaped in 1933 by landscape architect C. Th. Sørensen. The architectural firm C. F. Møller is behind the unique design of the park architecture and has drawn almost all the university buildings from 1931 up until today. South of the main building of the university, an open air auditorium is constructed as an arena with about 3.000 seats. Aarhus University Park is the largest oak tree park in Denmark and has a varied wildlife comprising birds, squirrels, hares and bats.

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Revised 05.07.2018