Tietomaa

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Science Centre Tietomaa
Tiedekeskus Tietomaa
Tietomaa Oulu 1989.jpg
Tietomaa in 1989.
Tietomaa
Established29 June 1988 (1988-06-29) [1]
Location Myllytulli, Oulu
Coordinates 65°01′05″N025°29′03″E / 65.01806°N 25.48417°E / 65.01806; 25.48417 Coordinates: 65°01′05″N025°29′03″E / 65.01806°N 25.48417°E / 65.01806; 25.48417
TypeScience Center
Visitors74 567 (2008) [2]
DirectorJonna Tamminen [2]
OwnerCity of Oulu [2]
Public transit accessLocal bus nr 17 [3]
Website www.tietomaa.fi

Tietomaa is a science centre in Oulu, Finland. It is located in Myllytulli district near the city centre. It is the first science centre in Finland and it was opened to the public on 29 June 1988. [1]

Tietomaa is located in old buildings of the Veljekset Åström Oy, a former leather processing factory. The main exhibitions are located in the former power station. Tietomaa's 45-metre (148 ft) observation tower with a glass elevator outside the tower is a former water tower of the factory. Tietomaa also features a giant movie theatre, which at its opening was the first-ever purpose-built IMAX theatre in Finland and in the Nordic Countries. The IMAX system was replaced with a Barco 4K system in 2013.

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References

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  2. 1 2 3 "Faktat" [Facts] (in Finnish). Tietomaa. Retrieved 19 June 2013.
  3. "Keskustan liikenne" (PDF). City of Oulu. 2013. Retrieved 19 June 2013.