Play a game of table football against a robot, melt steel in a few seconds, or participate in a scientific workshop on cooking. At the Centre des Sciences in Differdange, children and families can discover and explore science and technology through play at 75 interactive workstations.
Anyone who has ever dreamed of becoming an engineer or a researcher, or of one day floating in outer space or programming a robot can give them all a try at the Centre des Sciences in Differdange. The centre was built around the “Groussgasmaschinn”, the world’ s largest combustion engine. This remarkable feat of technology was the heart of the Luxembourg steel industry in Differdange. Children can learn about science and technology through play and try their hand at steelworks professions, in the old workshop opposite the steelworks where the finest technicians once trained for jobs in the steel industry in the southern part of the country. The Science Centre has 75 interactive workstations, where visitors can conduct experiments, e.g., programming a robot. There are also amazing science shows (max. 10 people per show) and workshops organised daily for school groups.
Practical information for parents :
- How to get to the Science Centre ? The Science Centre is very easy to get to by train. Take the CFL (regional express Esch-Alzette to Rodange line), get off at the “Differdange-Gare” stop, then cross the street, head towards the Auchan, stay to the right of the right of the Opkorn shopping centre, once past Opkorn, continue straight on for 50 metres. By car, from Luxembourg-City, take the Collectrice du Sud (motorway to Rodange), exit at Differdange, continue past the factory until you reach the station. Parking spaces are available at 500 m further on (Niederkorn).
- The Science Centre is open every day from Monday through Friday, from 9am to 12pm and from 1:30pm to 5pm; Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 1pm and from 2pm to 6pm. Admission is €12 for adults and €7 for children ages 6 and over, people with disabilities, and seniors. Admission is free for children under 6. We recommend bigger groups to register, however it is not possible to book a time slot at the exploration room or the science shows. Visitors can expect to spend between 2.5 and 3 hours, including the show, at the centre.
Phone: +352 28 83 99 1
1, rue John Ernest Dolibois
L- 4573 Differdange, Luxembourg (in front of Gate 1, the main entrance to the Arcelor-Mittal factory).