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TIME Magazine names Experimentarium as one of the world's 100 greatest places

TIME Magazine just published a list of the ’World’s Greatest Places’ for the very first time.

The list names the 100 best and most innovative destinations from around the world – spanning 48 countries and six continents.

Three of the world’s greatest places can be found in Copenhagen: Experimentarium, Tivoli and Noma.

Here is what TIME Magazine wrote:

A giant copper spiral staircase, designed to look like DNA, sets the tone for this science museum, which reopened in 2017 after an extensive renovation. Guests can now dive in to a virtual submarine safari, zoom in on the world of microorganisms or travel through the Tunnel of Senses to explore hearing, sight, touch and smell. And, of course, no visit is complete without creating your own bubbles in the Bubblearium. —Abigail Abrams

TIME Magazine lists the 100 most innovative and trendsetting destinations around the world – experiences worth travelling for!

"When a giant like TIME Magazine puts Experimentarium on the map as one of the world's most innovative and trendsetting experiences, it's like getting three Michelin stars. To put it mildly, we’re brimming with pride! Our goal with the new

Experimentarium is to create a world-class science center – and I think we can now safely say, that we have succeeded in doing just that," says Kim Gladstone Herlev, CEO of Experimentarium.

Time Magazine is famous for the annual list of the 100 world’s most influential people, and now, for the first time, they publish the list of the 'World's Greatest Places'.

The World's Greatest Places list is composed of all types of destinations, including museums, restaurants, parks and hotels. So it’s not a question of the type of experience, but that the experience in itself is world-class.

"We have created the new Experimentarium to provide educational and creative experiences that allow children and adults to laugh, get curious and to experiment. Here you use your body and become smarter at the same time. Whether you are Danish, American or Chinese, you can jump right into it at Experimentarium and hopefully it will light a spark of curiosity about science and our amazing world," says Kim Gladstone Herlev.

The experience at the new Experimentarium includes the world's first interactive film theater based on movement sensors and the 'Miniverse', where toddlers and preschoolers can learn about science through play.

With a few exceptions, everything is designed inhouse by Experimentarium. The architecture is by CEBRA who has combined spectacular new architectural elements with a tasteful reuse ofTuborg's old botteling plant in Hellerup.

It’s the first time that TIME publishes the World's Greatest Places list.

Times Magazine has received nominations from their editors and correspondents around the world and, together with experts, has compiled the list of the 100 destinations based on their quality, originality, innovation, sustainability and influence.

The list has three categories: Places to visit, places to stay and places to eat and drink.


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Experimentarium is a science centre for all of Denmark. Since 1991, we have explored the world of science and technology together with millions of curious children and adults in Hellerup, north of Copenhagen. Experimentarium is a non-profit foundation with the aim to stimulate people’s interest in science and technology and to increase their awareness of methods and results within science and technology.