Get ready to be amazed by our list of seven unmissable attractions from around the world every science fan needs to visit. From evolution to engineering, these are the places that will leave you saying “wow.”
La Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie, Paris, France
You shouldn’t have too much trouble finding this place, thanks to its ginormous mirrored sphere, called La Géode. La Cité is the biggest science museum in Europe, and hosts a range of exhibitions that relate science to the interests of modern pop culture.
Museo Galileo, Florence, Italy
People who visit Florence only for the art are missing out by not going to the Museo Galileo. This famous museum houses many of Galileo’s own scientific instruments, and also (creepily) his right-hand thumb, index and forefinger.
The European Organization for Nuclear Research, Meyrin, Switzerland
Otherwise known as CERN, this colossal particle physics laboratory is home to the Large Hadron Collider: the world’s largest and most powerful particle collider, which took a decade to build, and is considered “one of the great engineering milestones of mankind.”
Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis), Northern Hemisphere
If the refractive and reflective dimension of rainbows boggles your mind, then the Aurora Borealis aka the Northern Lights will blow it completely. This phenomenal natural light display is produced through a collision of charged energetic particles with atoms at high altitude, and is visible from many northern regions.
Hayden Planetarium, New York, New York, United States
Probably the greatest planetarium on earth, New York’s Hayden Planetarium comprises a state of the art theater that offers daily “tours” of the solar system and the creation of the universe. It’s also where folks decided Pluto was no longer a planet…awkward.
Natural History Museum, London, England
Spend an entire day at London’s iconic Natural History Museum, and you’ll barely scratch the surface of the museum’s extensive collection. The Darwin Centre alone holds tens of millions of preserved species, which have great historical and scientific value. From dinosaurs to geology, there’s no stone left unturned.
Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, Washington D.C., United States
Home to the largest collection of aircrafts and spacecrafts in the world, the National Air and Space Museum features all originals or original backups. We wouldn’t expect anything less from America’s famous Smithsonian Institute.
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