Was it always meant to be temporary?
It was not meant to be tempoary. The Science House is operated by an association, that has a cooperation contract with Europa-Park.
Unfortunately there where much fewer visitors than expected. In my opinion there are several reasons:
- The competition to Europa-Park is very strong. A visitor has usually a one day ticket for Europa-Park. If he wants to visit the science house too, he must buy a separate ticket, walk out of the park and looses some of the already payed park time. That's not very attractive.
- It would be much better if there where an direct entrance to the park. The Science House would seem more than a park attraction then (of course with extra entry fee). But then you get all the walk-in customers (the "wahhhhh, daddy I want to go there" customers). :D
And last but not least. The science house is not very big. There is a much better and bigger kind of such a museum not far away where I live: Technorama, Winterthur (Switzerland). There you can spent hours with more interesting experiments and there are no roller coasters in the neighborhood.
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So maybe we will get a brand new park attraction at this place in a few years. :D