Eskişehir Science & Experiment Centre


If you're travelling with kids, this colourful complex makes for an entertaining break from all the historical ruins. Like a cross between a science centre and a fairground, its interactive exhibits and hands-on experiments such as the counterweighted car, fountain-triggering xylophone and infinity bridge illustrate the many forces of nature and will get visitors involved, pulling, pushing and pedalling. Free guided tours are available.

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2. TÜLOMSAŞ Museum

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3. Railway Museum

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4. Archaeological Museum

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5. City Museum

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7. Odunpazarı Modern Museum


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8. Odunpazarı

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