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Danfoss Universe - Technical and mechanical theme park

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Description: Danfoss Universe is Danmark’s only science and experience park and is located next to Danfoss headquarters in Nordborg on the island of Als.

Danfoss Universe is a 10-acre park with over 150 activities for children, curious and inquisitive individuals as well as childlike souls of all ages. All 150 attractions are developed around a shared objective: to give children access to learning while they are having fun.

The park is built around the Blue Cube, Iceland’s pavilion from the world exhibition, EXPO 2000, in Hannover. The 23-meter high Blue Cube is located beside the artificial lake, Eureka Lake. The cube’s central eye catcher is a geyser that shoots water into the air once every minute, while water trickles down the cube’s outside wall. In the cube, the many visitors will come in contact with the forces of nature.

Each of the cube’s three stories features one of the forces of nature. Come and experience the cube’s disastrous threats and fantastic beauty.

The park is divided into 3 main elements: 1) The Outdoors Park with over 100 activities, 2) Mads Clausen’s Museum and 3) the indoors, Explorama.

The Outdoors Park with over 100 activities was created from the idea that even the most complicated associations can be understood through play and fun experiments. Ready-made answers and results are replaced by one’s own adventures and experience along with the courage to discover and invent.

Mads Clausen’s Museum tells the history behind the world-renown Danfoss and about Danfoss founder, Mads Clausen. The exhibits depict the Clausen family, the company’s first years and its present state. In Mads Clausen’s home, you will see his first office, where the Danfoss founder’s first inventions and explorations can be seen as well as a presentation of old and new Danfoss products. The company’s directors and growth throughout the years will also be presented. At the end of the tour, the visitors’ movements activate a tape recording with the voices of Mads Clausen and Nordborg’s mayor.

The indoors, Explorama, has 50 activities and is the place, where visitors are invited to play with the concepts of creativity and intelligence. Here, they will have the opportunity to discover their own form for intelligence based on Howard Gardner’s theory of Multiple Intelligences.

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