The most significant object of the tourist zone of the post-exhibition heritage of EXPO 2017, of course, is the NUR ALEM Future Energy Museum. It is noteworthy that the new symbol of the Kazakh capital has become the most mentioned tourist object of Astana in foreign media. The Future Energy Museum has become as a landmark visitor attraction in Kazakhstan as the Eiffel Tower (Paris) and the Crystal Castle(London).
Today NUR ALEM is one of the most visited tourist sites. Residents and guests of the capital get an opportunity not only to have fun and enrich themselves with unique knowledge about energy, its origin and ways of using it. NUR ALEM was recognized as a specially protected state architectural object in November 2017.
NUR ALEM is the only building in the world in a form of a sphere, 100 meters tall and 80 meters in diameter. The sphere weighs 13 thousand tons – twice the size of a famous Eiffel Tower. The area of the glass is equal to five football fields. Each piece of glass has its own shape and weighs up to 800 kilograms. Over 2 thousand people weekly visit the NUR ALEM.
The NUR ALEM Museum consists of eight floors. The “Acquaintance with Kazakhstan” zone is located on the first floor. The main types of energies – energy of space, sun, biomass, wind, water and kinetic energy are displayed on the 2nd to the 8th floors of the Museum.