Vitenfabrikken – The Science Factory

Discover this popular science museum in the heart of Sandnes. Engaging exhibitions and activities explaining topics such as natural science, mathematics, energy, astronomy, local history, and more.


At Vitenfabrikken, the exhibitions are interactive, you are invited to see and touch and have fun while you discover! After a visit here, you would be able to tell how warm your brain is, how fast you react, how strong the spider web is and much more! You can, among other things, challenge friends and family to a wheelchair race, or see who responds the fastest in the reaction wall.

A must-do at Vitenfabrikken is to visit the top modern Planetarium and find out more about space and the universe. Vitenfabrikken also has a Tesla-Coil, where you can try and catch arches with 750.000-volt strength. And who does not love Lego? In the Lego-room you will find thousands of Lego-bricks. Build your own creation – or take one of the many Lego-challenges.  

The younger children like to run the harbour and control the crane. In the exhibitions about Sandnes, you can discover more about well-known brands such as Figgjo (porcelain) and DBS (bicycles).

Vitenfabrikken has a café and a museum shop. Vitenfabrikken is part of Jærmuseet, a regional museum consisting of a total of 12 different museums throughout the region.

Practical Information

Open Mondays – Sundays all year.

Extended program and shows during weekends and school holidays

Perfect place for families.

Café and museum show.

Parking right outside, and walking distance to Sandnes train- and bus station.