The Universum has three main themed areas with interactive exhibits: The Technology section features engineering-themed exhibits, including robots and circuitry areas, while the Humans section focuses on everything from emotion to memory to the five senses. In the nature section, you can learn about life at sea and on land and even take a ride in an earthquake simulator.
Things to Know Before You Go
Universum Bremen is popular with both adults and children who are interested in how the world works.
Pre-book tickets online for convenience.
Facilities include a shop and a restaurant.
Part of the museum is outdoors, so be sure to dress with the weather in mind.
The museum, except for the Air Tower, is wheelchair accessible.
How to Get There
Universum Bremen is situated between Bremen and Bremerhaven, right on the A27. Travelers coming from elsewhere in Germany can take a train to the Bremen railway station; the journey takes about 1 hour from Hamburg or 3 hours from Berlin. The S-Bahn (tram) number 6 connects Bremen to Universum in about 15 minutes.
When to Get There
Universum Bremen is open daily, including weekends and public holidays, and is busiest on weekends and school holidays. A number of special events are staged throughout the year, including educational science shows, lectures, and dining in the dark experiences.
Dinner (or Coffee) in the Dark
Book tickets to the Universum Bremen’s special Dinner in the Dark and Coffee in the Dark programs, and experience living without sight, relying on taste, touch, smell, and hearing to navigate your way through a meal or an afternoon coffee. Vegetarian and vegan options are available with advance notice, and visitors with food allergies can usually be accommodated.