Ars Electronica Center
Do you want to research, discover, experiment and investigate? Then Linz's museum of the future, Ars Electronica Center (AEC), is the perfect place for you. The UNESCO City of Media Arts at the heart of Europe offers technological pioneering combined with visionary media arts by the Danube. AEC is the gravitational centre of Linz, with its annual festival in September and the renowned Prix Ars Electronica.
The striking building situated directly by the Danube houses impressive exhibitions on art, technology and society. Here, you can control robots, clone plants and take photos of your retina. You can telephone an android, isolate your own DNA or experience a new dimension of travel through space and time.
Ars Electronica Deep Space
Immerse yourself in three-dimensional universes and let yourself be fascinated by 16 x 9 metre, ultra-high-resolution images! In Deep Space, you can take off on a flight into the universe or board down the Streif slope at 140 km/h, among other things. After a technical makeover in summer 2015 the Ars Electronica Deep Space can now show images in 8K resolution. Enjoy even sharper pictures, brighter colors and starker contrast in the new Deep Space 8K.
Kids' Research Laboratory
The Kids’ Research Laboratory for kids aged 4 to 8 gives the young visitors the opportunity to tinker, make music, draw, program and experiment. Hands-on encounters with unusual devices and fascinating experimental installations are the young explorers’ gateways to discovery across Ars Electronica’s entire thematic spectrum.
Light up the facade
It is not only the advanced concept of Ars Electronica Center that makes it unique, but also its distinctive design. The building's architecture and LED facade, which transforms the museum of the future into a colourful play of lights at night, are fascinating. Would you like to illuminate Linz yourself? No problem! Via the facade terminal by the Danube, you can light up 5,100 m² of the facade of Ars Electronica Center using a smartphone or laptop. The 38,500 LED lights pulsate in time to your favourite music in front of the backdrop of Linz.
Ars Electronica Festival
Once a year, the Ars Electronica Festival takes place, famous far beyond Austria's borders. Artists, researchers and scientists from all over the world are invited to Linz to focus on a particular topic in lectures, workshops, exhibitions and symposia.
Important: Closed between 26th of August and 6th of September 2017!
Tuesday (Deep Space 8K nonstop, exhibition visit only with guided tours at 11 AM and 3 PM) 9 AM – 5 PM
Wednesday, Friday 9 AM – 5 PM
Thursday 9 AM – 7 PM
Saturday, Sunday, public holiday (except Monday) 10 AM – 6 PM
Monday (also on public holidays) closed
Opening Hours during 2017 Ars Electronica Festival
THU September 7 – SUN September 10, 2017: 10 AM – 8 PM
MON September 11, 2017: 10 AM – 6 PM
TUE September 12, 2017: closed
Adults € 9,50
Reduced (Students, Trainees, Senioren) € 7,50
Price Tuesday 4 €
Free entry for children up to 6 years
Familys with family card
- one parent, children € 8,50
- parents, children € 17,00
Familys without famliy card
- one parent, children € 9,50
- parents, children € 19,00
Admission price per person (12 peopple or more) € 7,50
Highlighttour (1,5h) (up to 12 people) € 45,00
students in class € 4,00 per person incl. tour