NEMO’s mission is to bring science and technology closer to the public in an interactive and accessible way, in the NEMO science museum, at schools and online. At both national and international level.
NEMO Science Museum is an interactive and informal learning environment in which visitors can experience scientific phenomena and technology. We are the largest science center in the Netherlands with more than 665.000 visitors annually.
NEMO works closely with the Department of Psychology of the University of Amsterdam. Together we do research on science learning in informal settings. Furthermore, we have a wide range of educational programmes and activities for different levels and ages. We offer teaching materials which they can put directly into practice at school. We also organize conferences, lectures, refresher courses and workshops.
NEMO is one of the leaders in the international sphere of science education and communication, collaborating with partners throughout Europe and the rest of the world, from museums to universities, schools, and research organizations. Our participation in international partnerships keeps us up to speed on the latest developments in science communication, and on research in this field. This helps us to diversify our activities and to improve our performance as a science center. By working with international partners we are strengthening the field of informal learning, ensuring that the broadest possible audience is aware of the significance to society of science, technology and innovation. Projects financed by the European Union make up a significant part of NEMO’s international activities.
Together with all of our 200+ employees we inspire curiosity in both young and old about the power, the importance and the special nature of science and technology.