WELCOME TO CURIOSUM (former Sliperiet)

In April 2019, Sliperiet changed it´s name to Curiosum and merged with the science center Umevatoriet. This autumn we will take the next step. and together with our tenants move into the renewed premises of Sliperiet at Arts Campus at Umeå University.

In 2020 Curiosum will open. A new science center, to inspire young and old with science and technology. We believe curiosity can change the world.

Look out for our new website coming soon!

The 4th International Fascination of Plants Day 2017 attracted a lot of visitors to Sliperiet


On the 20th of May 2017, the Fascination of Plants Day 2017 was organised at Sliperiet. Many people visited the event, although it was the first nice spring weekend in Umeå. The visitors learned about plants and plant science and participated in many different activities. They could try to take an aphid on the leash, taste CRISPR-ig chips made from gene-modified cabbage, isolate DNA from strawberries, and much more. See the short movie above for inspiration.

The event in Umeå was organised by Umeå Plant Science Centre and other scientist from Umeå University and the Swedish University of Agricultural Science, as well as by Arboretum Norr, the urban gardeners together with Studiefrämjandet, the Swedish Bonsai society and The Swedish Society for Nature Conservation and Forslunda gymnaisiet.

The International Fascination of Plants Day was launched in Europe 2012, under the umbrella of the European Plant Science Organisation (EPSO), and has since then been organised biannually on the 18th of May. Nowadays it is organised all over the world with the aim to fascinated people for plants and to generate awareness for the importance of plant science.

Find more information about the event here (in swedish):