JWST Universe — The world’s first exhibition, immersive experience and educational programme about the groundbreaking space telescope mission.
Explore the images that gave humanity a new view of the Universe. Experience the achievements of the JWST Space Telescope mission from a whole new perspective. JWST Universe is a must-see for anyone who ever wondered about the greatest cosmic mysteries.
Ecosystem of formats:

01. Photographic exhibition

The JWST Universe photographic exhibition redefines the way we perceive images from space, elevating them to the realm of artistic masterpieces. By treating these captivating cosmic shots as works of art, the exhibition unveils the beauty and mystery of the Universe in an entirely new light. Visitors are invited to immerse themselves in a visual journey that transcends scientific exploration, evoking a profound sense of wonder and awe.

02. Immersive experience

By seamlessly integrating cutting-edge technology, captivating visuals, and interactive elements, JWST Universe offers experience that invities the viewers in the gorgeousness of space. Through this immersive journey, attendees gain a unique perspective that blends science and art, leaving them inspired and awestruck.

03. Educational program

The JWST Universe's educational program enriches the exhibition experience by integrating a range of activities centered around exploring the cosmos. Designed for all age groups, this comprehensive package offers engaging workshops, interactive sessions, and hands-on playful learning opportunities that complement the exhibition. From young learners to seasoned enthusiasts, every guest can find a learning opportunity.


Dare to explore the infinite tapestry of the cosmos at JWST Universe — where science becomes art, and the universe unveils its jaw-dropping secrets.
The first edition
JWST Universe in a form of exhibition premiered on the 26th of April at the Old Observatory in Leiden,
The Netherlands.

Where art and science merges
Step into a world where the mysteries of the Universe are unveiled through mesmerizing and mind-bending images. JWST Universe is an extraordinary exhibition that transports you beyond the confines of Earth and into the vastness of space.


Leandros Ntolas' work draws inspiration from the telescope and prompts viewers
to contemplate the enigmas of the universe. The artwork goes beyond perceiving the JWST solely as a scientific tool and recognizes its significance within the broader spectrum of human culture.
“The Reconstruction of Mystery” – Leandros Ntola
Guided Tours
Visitors have a chance to take part in a guided tour and listen to the stories about JWST Space Telescope, impressive photographs and the concept behind showcasing scientific images as artworks. During the tour, visitors have the opportunity to explore one of the oldest telescopes in the Netherlands. The tour lasts for approx. one hour. Please note, the tours are typically conducted in Dutch, unless someone in the group does not speak Dutch, in which case the tour will be in English. If there are Dutch visitors in the group who do not understand English, the tour will be given in a combination of Dutch and English.
LEIDEN – until April 2024
Oude Sterrewacht
/ The Old Observatory
Sterrenwachtlaan 11
2311 GP Leiden
Tuesday through Friday
13:30-14:30, 15:00-16:00

Saturday and Sunday
11:30-12:30, 13:00-14:00, 14:30-15:30


2023 – LEIDEN – The Old Observatory


We are currently looking for partners interested in hosting the exhibition at their venues. We invite you to check the ways you or your organization can get involved through an array of business models providing adaptability and flexibility.
Join us in hosting the exhibition at your venue and explore the various business models available, offering adaptability and flexibility for you and your organization to get involved:

Upon expressing interest, we deliver a personalized proposal that takes into consideration various parameters, such as space conditions or objectives, ensuring a tailored approach to meet your specific needs.

All available formats give you highly customisable options and allow you to create a bespoke experience in almost any environment.