Festival of Curiosity
This year, NEMO is celebrating its 100th anniversary. And when it’s your birthday, you give others a treat. This means you can visit NEMO Science Museum free of charge on Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 December.
Entrance is free during the Festival of Curiosity, but you do need to book your tickets.
NEMO is open from 10.00 to 17.30 on both days. All weekend you can enjoy activities that will incite your curiosity even more; from surprising workshops, to demonstrations and other activities. Discover the full programme below. Please note: various shows and demonstrations are in Dutch.
Ask Away Show
Have you been wondering about something scientific or technical for a while? Go ahead and ask your question live on this show. Five scientists will attempt to answer all kinds of questions on the spot using experiments and demonstrations in a race against the clock.
Ask Away Desk
Did you come up with a curious question during your visit to NEMO? Come to the Ask Away Desk, where scientists will be ready all day to answer as many spontaneous questions as possible.
No party without a dance floor! Put your headphones on, hit the dance floor and dance away to the best beats at the Maker Space at NEMO.
Who is smarter, humans or computers?
Will smart computers take over the world? Or are humans smarter after all? Take part in this study into ChatGPT conducted by Claire Stevenson of the University of Amsterdam.
What do yóu think? Quiz
Are you a know-it-all? Do you think you know better than your brother/father/friend? Take part in this interactive quiz and test your knowledge!
After crossing the country for 100 days, the Science Tour has arrived at NEMO. How does an airplane stay in the air? Why does the sound a car makes change when it passes you by? How do you launch a rocket using a bicycle pump? Find out in the surprising and interactive demonstration.
Rolling office chair, popping balloons and toppling dominoes. Welcome to the world of potential energy and kinetic energy. Chain Reaction is a spectacular demonstration of action/reaction and cause/effect.
Make the lamp light up
Of course you can also get to work yourself this weekend at NEMO. During this workshop you will experiment with creating your own electrical circuit. Discover which sources of power there are and how you can use them to turn something on. Can you make the lamp light up?
Lab coat? Check! Safety glasses? Check! It’s time to get to work! In the NEMO Laboratory you can become a scientist yourself - for a little while at least. Use everyday objects to do extraordinary experiments and tests. Want to do an experiment? If you’re aged six or over, welcome to our Laboratory.
Build a sorting machine
Have you ever noticed that the tomatoes you see in the supermarket are almost all the same size? This is because they have been sorted according to their size by a machine. In this workshop you will think up and make a machine that sorts three balls of different sizes!
Find out what satellites are, and how you can use them to do research. In the Spaceship Earth demonstration you will discover how everything on earth is connected through satellite data. Follow a whale from space, see where you can find carbon dioxide in the air, and discover how clouds form.