In the very core of the city on Trubarjeva cesta, Hiša eksperimentov (House of experiments) is situated. It is one of the first European science centers based on the rule: Do it yourself. It promotes science and learning it through doing it. Experiments are done on the basis, that everyone can touch them, smell them, use them, practically experiment with them.
They cover different subjects: from physics, chemistry, mathematics, biology, geography, anthropology, nuclear, computer sciences and others. During the week only school groups can visit them. On weekends the House of experiments becomes crowded with people, especially on rainy days many families visit it. On Sundays between 11:00 and 14:00 o’clock they offer 50% discount on individual ticket, which is only € 3. Best time to visit it is before five o’clock on weekends, when science shows on different topics are presented.
Every year in the last week of May they organize a festival of science called Sciencetival which is present on the street all across the center of Ljubljana. Quite recently they designed a free mobile application, with which a person can run up to five different experiments live from their smart phone, which gives them a world precedent in that. You can try it out for yourself
I work here and it is really a magic experience. Being surrounded with young, older, young by heart people gives me strength, confidence and shows that science is fun.