Ideas for days out with kids | Sanitas magazine

Future – For adults

If you fancy taking a thrilling trip to the future, why not take your children to the Urania-Sternwarte observatory in Zurich or spend a day at Technorama! We’ve also put together some Internet links so you can surf in space together or explore faraway galaxies page by page with our book tips. Have fun!

Suggested trips

Swiss Science Center Technorama

With over 500 experiment stations and fascinating labs, the Swiss Science Center Technorama in Winterthur offers a unique opportunity for hands-on experimentation for the whole family. You’ll have fun observing and discovering a lot of new things about natural phenomena. Plus, there are also new and exclusive special exhibitions and stunning presentations.


Urania Sternwarte

On the first Saturday of every month, the Urania-Sternwarte observatory in Zurich offers special tours for children under the motto “The window to the universe for children”. The tours are suitable for children age 6+.


Umweltarena Spreitenbach

We have to look after our natural world so future generations can continue to enjoy it. Offering many highlights for children as well as over 40 interactive exhibitions on energy, building and nature, Umwelt Arena Spreitenbach (environmental arena) provides a captivating insight into the sustainable use of energy and the environment.


Interesting links

  • Blog by  ETH Zürich with interesting articles focusing on the future.
  • Have you set foot on NASA`s website?
  • Or docked at the homepage of the European Space Agency  ESA?


Recommended reading

We’ve put together a few tips for further reading on space and the future for your children.

  • There’s No Place Like Space: All About Our Solar System by Tish Rabe - ISBN: 978-0679891154
  • I Want to Be an Astronaut by Byron Barton – ISBN: 978-0064432801
  • Roaring Rockets (Amazing Machines) by Tony Mitton – ISBN: 978-0753453056