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A tour through the universe TEXT: ELLA PUT | PHOTOS: NEMO
Have you ever touched a meteorite? Protected the earth against supernatural life? Or made a bicycle trip through the galaxy? You can experience all of these things at the NEMO Science Museum in Amsterdam: the only museum in the world where you are allowed to touch everything! Experiencing science at its fullest: that is what NEMO is about. The massive seablue building, which is just a stone’s throw from the bustling city centre of Amsterdam and its striking train station, houses some of the world’s most fascinating exhibitions on modern-day science. This year guests from all over the world can experience for themselves what it is like to be in space, whilst learning more about the universe with all its stars and planets. The museum’s new exhibition about the universe houses some remarkable objects, such as a touchable 4.6billion-year-old meteorite from China. Truly showing NEMO at its best, it stimulates 80 | Issue 47 | November 2017
visitors to learn more about a science topic through experimenting. Challenge yourself by making a bicycle trip through the galaxy and explore the possibility of life in outer space or discover new stars and planets. But also find out what you yourself are made of and find out why it is even possible to live on our planet earth. This exhibition will also bring you to the smallest outskirts of the universe to find out the biggest things about yourself and the world we live in. With the interactive space game you can save the planet and protect the earth against danger from out of space. Do not forget to visit the NEMO rooftop which provides a mesmerising view over the Dutch capital. The museum also offers a variety of other permanent and striking interactive collections where visitors can learn more about topics such as puberty, water and lightning. Lock yourself up in a soap bubble, become a professor and work in a lab the whole day. Or make,
test and improve gears in the maker space. Everything is possible at NEMO!
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