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Tuesday, 10 March 2015

NEMO, The Museum of science and technology, Netherlands

The NEMO, Science Museum, the New Metropolis (NEMO) museum of science and technology, Netherlands. The name Science Center Nemo was introduced in 2000. The museum has its origins in 1923, The building was designed by renowned Italian architect Renzo Piano in 1997. The buildings that stand in the port of Amsterdam, NEMO emerges from the IJ river as a green building with a spectacular design. In 1923 when the "Museum of Labor" was opened by the artist Herman Heijenbrock on the Rozengracht in Amsterdam. In 1954 the name was changed to "Institute of Labor and Technology", and in 1997 it changed again to newMetropolis. The largest science center in the Netherlands with five floors of hands-on science exhibitions. It attracts more than 500,000 visitors yearly, it is the fifth most visited museum in the Netherlands.

The NEMO, Science Museum, the New Metropolis (NEMO) museum of science and technology, Netherlands.
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The main concepts on the first floor are DNA and chain reactions which include a room with giant dominoes with contraptions like a giant bell and a flying car. Also on the first floor is a show on the half-hour, which features a large chain reaction circuit. The second floor also features a display on the water cycle a display on electricity and a display on metals and buildings. A giant science lab on third floor in which people can do science experiments such as testing vitamin C in certain substances and looking at DNA. There is also a small section on money and business. On the fourth floor is a section about the human mind, it has such experiments as memory tests, mind problems and sense testers. The fourth floor is quite dark which adds to the eeriness of the surroundings. The fifth floor or upper deck has a cafeteria, a children's play area and a great view of the city surroundings. [source]

The NEMO, Science Museum, the New Metropolis (NEMO) museum of science and technology, Netherlands.
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The NEMO, Science Museum, the New Metropolis (NEMO) museum of science and technology, Netherlands.
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The NEMO, Science Museum, the New Metropolis (NEMO) museum of science and technology, Netherlands.
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The NEMO, Science Museum, the New Metropolis (NEMO) museum of science and technology, Netherlands.
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The NEMO, Science Museum, the New Metropolis (NEMO) museum of science and technology, Netherlands.
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The NEMO, Science Museum, the New Metropolis (NEMO) museum of science and technology, Netherlands.
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The NEMO, Science Museum, the New Metropolis (NEMO) museum of science and technology, Netherlands.
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The NEMO, Science Museum, the New Metropolis (NEMO) museum of science and technology, Netherlands.
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The NEMO, Science Museum, the New Metropolis (NEMO) museum of science and technology, Netherlands.
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The NEMO, Science Museum, the New Metropolis (NEMO) museum of science and technology, Netherlands.
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