CoSA – Center of Science Activities

Opening: Opening: 19.10. 2019

The Science Center is financially supported by the Province of Styria, the city of Graz, and a series of private sponsors.

About Science Center

It is planned that in October 2019 a Science Center of a new kind will be opened in the Joanneum Quarter in the form of a cooperation between the Universalmuseum Joanneum and the Graz Children’s Museum Frida & freD.

Specially created theme-based spaces with imaginative storylines allow visitors to immerse themselves in the science and technology using play. Numerous hands-on stations, an augmented reality area, as well as the chance to make things themselves all arouse the curiosity of youngsters.

Through various creative and didactic approaches in the way science and applied technology are presented, a broad public can be addressed and made more aware of these themes.


About CoSA - Center of Science Activities

The Universalmuseum Joanneum and Graz’ Children’s Museum FRida & freD have jointly created the CoSA – Center of Science Activities, a science centre that stands for easily accessible, interactive and entertaining education for teenagers, on technology and science.

Over almost 1,000 sq. metres on the first floor of the Natural History Museum in the Joanneum Quarter, the focus is on participation. Each area of knowledge is conveyed and designed in different ways, ranging from a ‘Cabinet of Knowledge’ about medical research, to the possibility of assuming the role of ‘Mobility Developer’. In ‘Energy and Resources’, sustainability is treated in a playful manner.

A journey into the unknown of ‘Space and Deep Ocean’ stimulates visions and dreams; the ‘Maker Space’ is on offer to carry out one’s own ideas. Over 250 sq. metres, augmented reality, at ‘AR Story-telling: Science Stories – Experience Knowledge’, shows a completely new approach to scientific and technical themes. Young programmers can apply and pass on their knowledge in the ‘Community Area’. A ‘Workshop Space’ makes it possible with guidance to solve scientific and technical tasks. The historical show mine turns into an ‘Escape Room’, in which past, present and future resources play a role.

The Science Center CoSA is thus a key building block for the future-oriented factors of research, innovation and technology in Styria, reinforcing the province as a business location for the long term.

Natural History Museum

8010 Graz, Österreich
T +43-316/8017-9100


Opening Hours
Tue-Sun, public holidays 10am - 5pm

Guided tours
Sat, Sun, public holidays 2:30pm (ger) 
For specific dates, please visit our calendar. Guided tours also on advance notice.

Centre of Natural History
Weinzöttlstraße 16
8045 Graz, Österreich
T +43-316/8017-9000
Appointment upon request

Opening hours OHO!
Tues - Sat 10am - 12pm


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