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Science Center

The Science Centre is dedicated exclusively to the topics of climate and energy and lets you participate, touch things, and learn!

Science Centre

Seventeen interactive stations will let you experience various phenomena on important climate and energy topics.

See for yourself how the greenhouse effect works, or spin pedals and feel the electricity flowing through you all of a sudden – completely safe, of course.

You should allow around 45 minutes for your personal knowledge quest in the Science Centre.


We all know about the greenhouse effect. But what do water vapour, ice cores, old air and carbon dioxide, photosynthesis, albedo, and thermal radiation have to do with it?

You can learn all this and more interactively at the individual hands-on stations and exhibits on the ground floor of the Science Centre.


How do you generate electricity with sand? Can you make water boil at our muscle power machine? How much voltage can you handle? What do batteries have to do with metals?

Lots of questions for which you can find answers in our energy area on the first floor of the Science Centre alone or in groups.

Climate and construction

In our open-air exhibition on yellow reused construction panels, 23 new ideas about sustainability and the circular economy in construction are discussed with problems and solutions.

We are proud that our new building is one of eight pioneering projects in Switzerland, in which 70% of the components have been reused, recycled, made from renewable raw materials, are leftover items, class B stock or waste products and, wherever possible, are of regional origin.

More than 90% of the surrounding works are made of reused material and have been awarded an architecture prize (Bronze Hare).

Looking for other chunks of knowledge?


In our two workshop spaces on the second floor of the Science Centre, electricity comes from the ceiling, while knowledge flows straight from hands into minds: At numerous experimental stations, we delve deeper into the topics we encountered at the Science and Experience Centre.

As an extracurricular place of learning, we continue with the teachers and students where traditional teaching lessons end.

By appointment

Workshop duration: 45 minutes, CHF 50 up to 15 people. Schools free of charge

Science shows

Now it's showtime! Experienced experts explain the wonders of science in a vivid and entertaining manner and provide an even deeper understanding of the everyday, yet very special climate and energy processes in and around us.

Duration Science Show: 45 minutes, up to 30 people CHF 100

Guided tours

Our guides will be happy to pass on their knowledge to you in one of our very own guided tours, be it on exciting climate reconstructions of the last millennia or on the exciting background of electricity.  

Duration of tour: 45 minutes, up to 15 people CHF 50. Schools free of charge

  • Climate: Discover important findings from climate research and discuss the latest climate data with our experienced guides.
  • Energy: What does amber have to do with static electricity? Convert the energy in your body into light energy under the guidance of our guides.
  • Climate and energy: The best of both worlds. Here you can get energy answers to climate questions.
  • Operating center: Take a look behind the scenes at the Primeo Energie operating center to find out what it takes to control and monitor the power grid.
  • Climate and construction: Guided tour of the Science Center with a focus on architecture, re-use in the building sector and a look into the future of construction.

Event rooms

The Primeo Energy Cosmos also opens its doors for inspiring events in which the fascination for climate and energy comes to life. Scientific spirit and a sustainable atmosphere merge into a unique experience in very different rooms.

Every event here becomes part of a movement for a sustainable future, supported by state-of-the-art technology, our dedicated team and our selected, professional external partners.

On request

A detailed description as well as information on the infrastructure and prices can be found here.

More than just a building…


Our Primeo Energie Kosmos is more than just a building: From the Science Centre's roof – looking onto our Experience Centre and Learning Centre – you not only have magnificent views of the Birs, but also of our turbine site and the Primeo Energie site.

In good weather, our workshops, science shows and guided tours can also be held outdoors. Many events have already found their crowning glory here.

The Primeo Energie Kosmos team is looking forward to your visit.

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