Vitenfabrikken

The Science Factory

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Test your curiosity and challenge your mind!
Vitenfabrikken is a science factory located in downtown Sandnes. The building rises over several storeys and has activities that combine “learning by doing” with focus on astronomy, energy, mathematics, local industrial history and the history of Sandnes. The younger children enjoy working at the “harbour” and running the crane. The older children enjoy testing their fear by catching the electric arc (500 000 volts!) in the Tesla-Coil.

Vitenfabrikken has a large activity programme during weekends and school holidays. Families can attend science shows, surf from planet to planet in our state-of-the-art planetarium, or join visitors’ workshops to build different things with their own hands or do science experiments. Vitenfabrikken has a café and a museum shop. It is located only a short walk from the bus and train station in Sandnes.

Highlights

Star show in the planetarium
Energy show
Try working as a docker in the harbour of Sandnes
Keep your mind calm and challenge a friend in the "Mindball"

New

A New, magical exhibition which focuses on mathematics. It is called Abelloftet and has almost 50 various experiments and Challenges.

Food and dining

The Brainfood Cafe. Sandwiches, pikelets, ice cream, pastry and soft drinks.
  • Science center, Play and physical activity, Museum
  • 3 - 16 years
  • Indoor,

Admission prices

Open 10:00 - 15:00
08 January - 26 December
Dager: Tue, Thu, Fri,
Children: 4-18 years 70 NOK
Adults: 130 NOK
Children under 4 years: Free

Family ticket: 350 NOK (max 3 children and 2 adults)

Open 11:00 - 16:00
11 January - 28 December
Dager: Sat,
Children: 4-18 years 70 NOK
Adults: 130 NOK
Children under 4 years: Free

Family ticket: 350 NOK (max 3 children and 2 adults)

Open 12:00 - 17:00
13 January - 29 December
Dager: Sun,
Children: 4-18 years 70 NOK
Adults: 130 NOK
Children under 4 years: Free

Family ticket: 350 NOK (max 3 children and 2 adults)

Open 10:00 - 16:00
24 February - 28 February
Dager: Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri,
Children: 4-18 years 70 NOK
Adults: 130 NOK
Children under 4 years: Free

Family ticket: 350 NOK (max 3 children and 2 adults)

Open 10:00 - 20:00
09 January - 31 December
Dager: Wed,
Children: 4-18 years 70 NOK
Adults: 130 NOK
Children under 4 years: Free

Family ticket: 350 NOK (max 3 children and 2 adults)

Open 10:00 - 16:00
05 October - 09 October
Dager: Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri,
Children: 4-18 years 70 NOK
Adults: 130 NOK
Children under 4 years: Free

Family ticket: 350 NOK (max 3 children and 2 adults)

Open 10:00 - 16:00
07 April - 08 April
Dager: Tue, Wed,
Children: 4-18 years 70 NOK
Adults: 130 NOK
Children under 4 years: Free

Family ticket: 350 NOK (max 3 children and 2 adults)

Open 12:00 - 17:00
09 April - 13 April
Dager: Mon, Thu,
Children: 4-18 years 70 NOK
Adults: 130 NOK
Children under 4 years: Free

Family ticket: 350 NOK (max 3 children and 2 adults)

Open 12:00 - 17:00
21 May - 21 May
Dager: Thu,
Children: 4-18 years 70 NOK
Adults: 130 NOK
Children under 4 years: Free

Family ticket: 350 NOK (max 3 children and 2 adults)

Open 11:00 - 16:00
29 December - 30 December
Dager: Tue, Wed,
Children: 4-18 years 70 NOK
Adults: 130 NOK
Children under 4 years: Free

Family ticket: 350 NOK (max 3 children and 2 adults)