17 Nov 2011

Universum® Bremen in brief

Facts, figures, background

Universum® Bremen comprises three components:

  • Science Center (since September 2000)
  • Outdoor EntdeckerPark with the Turm der Lüfte (both since July 2007)
  • SchauBox special exhibition building (since October 07)

1. Science Center

  • Height: 27 m, width: 22 m, length: 70 m
  • 40,000 stainless-steel scales as an outer skin
  • Architect: Dipl.-Ing. Thomas Klumpp, Bremen
  • Exhibition designer: Kunstraum-GfK, Hamburg, Archimedia, Stuttgart
  • Opening date: 9 September 2000
  • Investment in the Science Center: €17.5 million (publicly financed)
    A combination of a place for experimentation and an interactive exhibition


  • Exhibition space: 4,000 m² on four levels
  • About 250, mostly interactive exhibits
  • Three themed areas (“expeditions”): Mankind, Earth, Cosmos

Average length of stay:

  • 5- 6 hours

Visitor numbers:

Since its opening in September 2000, over 4.7 million enthusiastic visitors of all ages have visited the Universum® Bremen.

2. EntdeckerPark with the Turm der Lüfte

The EntdeckerPark allows visitors to experiment in the open air. In the middle of the EntdeckerPark stands the Turm der Lüfte (Tower of the Air). It was opened on 7 July 2007.


  • Approx. 5000 m² outdoor area
  • Landscape architects: planungsgruppe grün, Bremen
  • The main theme of the EntdeckerPark is the movement of water, air and the human body
  • It includes landscape elements, such as a stone hill, a ravine, water worlds, and a crawl-through tunnel
  • It encompasses approx. 25 exhibits, such as the Mondspringer, a walk-in water bell, a camera obscura, and water-drawing exhibits
  • Forum amphitheatre, with experimentation shows and theatrical performances in good weather
  • Amount invested in EntdeckerPark: approx. € 900,000 (publicly financed)

Turm der Lüfte:

  • Height: 27.40 m, surface area: 4m x 6m
  • Architects: Haslob Kruse und Partner, Bremen
  • Air-, wind-, weather-, gravity and energy-related experiments carried out on four levels.
  • It houses around a dozen exhibits, including a water yoyo, weather station and celestial window
  • Outstanding architecture due to its twisted design
  • Galvanized steel construction and timber facing made of Siberian larch
  • Amount invested in the Turm der Lüfte: € 750,000
  • (privately funded by Universum Managementges. mbH)

3. SchauBox

The SchauBox is where visits to Universum® begin. From the foyer, guests move through the special exhibition area to the EntdeckerPark and over a bridge directly into the Science Center on the other side of the road. It was opened on 13 October 2007.

  • Approx. 2700 m² on 3 floors, of which 1550 m² visitor areas
  • Architects: Haslob Kruse und Partner, Bremen
  • Amount invested in the SchauBox: approx. € 5 million (publicly-financed)

The SchauBox includes the following areas:

Special exhibition area:

  • Exhibition space (1st floor): 700 m²
  • Regularly changing exhibitions


  • 152 m² (1st floor) plus backstage area and control room
  • Suitable for science shows, science theatre, lectures, class introductions, seminars and events
  • 4 semicircular seating levels create an arena-like setting
  • State-of-the-art media equipment

Kubus restaurant:

  • 250 m² on the ground floor
  • High-quality, freshly prepared meals on a self-service basis
  • Also open to non-Universum® visitors
  • Sun terrace

About Universum®Bremen


  • Universum Managementges. mbH Bremen (private)


  • Besitzgesellschaft Science Center Bremen GmbH (public)

Opening hours:

  • Monday to Friday: 9.00 to 18.00
  • Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays: 10.00 to 18.00

The outdoor EntdeckerPark is closed in bad weather.

Admission prices:

Science Center, Outdoor EntdeckerPark and Special Exhibition:

  • Adults € 16.00
  • Reduced € 11.00
  • Family ticket € 40.00

Good evening ticket € 5.00 (Valid for 1,5h before closing time)

Children under 6 years are entitled to free admission.

Special rates are available for groups of 15 people or more. Also offered are season tickets for individuals and families.


Bilder Downloads
  • Wissenschaft zum Anfassen: Über 2,4 Millionen Besucher ließen sich in den ersten fünf Betriebsjahren vom Universum® Science Center Bremen in den Bann ziehen. (Bildquelle: Universum® Science Center)