VilVite is a modern science center of international class. The center opened in 2007. Norsk Hydro was a strong driver of the establishment and made NOK 100 million available for the purpose over a ten-year period. This sponsorship agreement was subsequently transferred to Statoil through a merger.

A science center is a popular science center for learning through experiences in mathematics, science and technology (MNT). Here are not the results of science that count in the first place, but how exciting exploration, experimentation and innovation are. The Vitensenter invites people of all ages and with different knowledge to take part in this, and specifically focuses on children and young people under education.