About us

Science and technology are fun if someone explains them in the right way. Only when you get to test something for real can you understand it, and then the knowledge you’ve gained remains with you.

Science and technology are all the wonderful stuff that surrounds us all the time. So come to Tom Tits Experiment and discover all that you didn’t know that you knew.

What can you do at Tom Tits Experiment?

We have four floors and a park (open May-September) with experiments that children, teenagers and adults can enjoy. The experiments tempt us into learning a little bit more about technology, physics, maths, geography, biology, how people work, illusions, and much, much more. All the experiments are true hands-on experiments. No previous knowledge is necessary, and most things can be done by anyone, no matter how young or old. You get the chance to use all senses, and quite a few of the experiments you experience, quite simply, with your body. Find out what it feels like to swing in “Jojon”, control the wind in “Stormen”, or take a ride in “Robocoaster”, our industrial robot.

Many people enjoy waking their wacky brain, which is what actually happens when you visit us. Through the years we have become a popular experience that attracts visitors from both Sweden and other countries. We have won first prize, not just once but twice, as best “Children’s Holiday” in the category “Science Center” on the barnsemester.se site, and we were named the favourite museum of Stockholm residents in 2015.

Knowledge for children and adults

Most of our visitors are families with children. But what happens here, after a while, is that all members of the family find that they have a child still alive inside. It’s actually difficult not to become curious, to start testing things and playing. We are convinced that this is how people learn things.

For anyone working at a preschool or school we offer professional development from our study days and courses, some of which we arrange ourselves, others in collaboration with institutions of higher education. Teachers and pupils can gain knowledge here in a new way.

Events, conferences and the preschool

We arrange conferences and events in our premises and can offer various team-building activities for companies, organisations and others who are looking for something different.

The Tom Tits preschool has places for 60 children of different ages. The children here meet teaching staff and surroundings that stimulate and reinforce an approach triggered by curiosity.

A centre for knowledge and creativity

We started with 480 square metres and a few employees. Through the years, that 480 has become 15,000. We have:

  • an exhibition in continuous renewal
  • further education for teachers who appreciate our way of looking at things
  • events that stimulate cohesion
  • conference facilities
  • a large restaurant and a café in which green thinking has a central place
  • a preschool
  • the first outdoor facility with experiments in Sweden
  • Makerspace.

What’s with the name “Tom Tit”?

The weird name Tom Tit is a pseudonym for a French writer who published in the French magazine L´Illustration. He demonstrated experiments and encouraged the readers to try out various fun activities with a scientific theme. Which is pretty much what we do at Tom Tits Experiment.

Details

  • Visitors: 185,000 (2015)
  • Extent: 8,500 square metres outdoors and 6,500 square metres indoors
  • Net sales: SEK 63.8 million (2015)
  • Mean year-equivalent employees: 55
  • Preschool with places for 60 children.