The Northern Lights Institute is a production structure located on the far-west of Las Megas Airport. It was originally introduced on January 04, 2016 as part of the timed quest called Northern Lights.[1]

A total of 100 assets are needed to complete construction of the Northern Lights Institute. This is equivalent to 130 Megabucks sm if one were to buy every asset instead of waiting to receive them from neighbors.



Northern Lights Institute (Level 1)

Asset Image Amount Price Cost
Concrete BlocksAsset Concrete Blocks 5x1 Megabucks sm5 Megabucks sm
PilesAsset Piles 5x1 Megabucks sm5 Megabucks sm
10 Assets 10 Megabucks sm

Central Northern Lights Institute (Level 2)

Asset Image Amount Price Cost
InsulationAsset Insulation 13x1 Megabucks sm13 Megabucks sm
Laser LevelAsset Laser Level 15x3 Megabucks sm45 Megabucks sm
MirrorsAsset Mirrors 16x1 Megabucks sm16 Megabucks sm
PilesAsset Piles 11x1 Megabucks sm11 Megabucks sm
Polymer PipesAsset Polymer Pipes 17x1 Megabucks sm17 Megabucks sm
Steel SheetsAsset Steel Sheets 18x1 Megabucks sm18 Megabucks sm
90 Assets 120 Megabucks sm


Northern Lights Institute: Contracts
NameCostCoin smDurationRewardCoin smXPExperience smCoinsCoin sm/MinuteXPExperience sm/MinuteRequirements
Contract Studying the Aurora Borealis Phenomenon
Studying the Aurora Borealis Phenomenon
170 Coin sm15 minutes740 Coin sm7 Experience sm38.00 Coin sm0.47 Experience smNorthern Lights Institute (Level 1)
Contract Watching Auroras on Other Planets
Watching Auroras on Other Planets
350 Coin sm30 minutes1,500 Coin sm14 Experience sm38.33 Coin sm0.47 Experience smRadio Observatory
Contract Hotel Opening Ceremony
Hotel Opening Ceremony
1,100 Coin sm1 hour4,800 Coin sm47 Experience sm61.67 Coin sm0.78 Experience smEdenheim Royal Hotel (Level 2)
Contract Creating an Artificial Aurora
Creating an Artificial Aurora
2,760 Coin sm2 hours12,000 Coin sm110 Experience sm77.00 Coin sm0.92 Experience smNorthern Lights Generator (Level 1)
Contract Particle Acceleration Experiment
Particle Acceleration Experiment
7,270 Coin sm4 hours31,600 Coin sm300 Experience sm101.38 Coin sm1.25 Experience smParticle Acceleration Laboratory (Level 1)
Contract Improving the Northern Lights Generator
Improving the Northern Lights Generator[C 1]
12,370 Coin sm6 hours53,800 Coin sm500 Experience sm115.08 Coin sm1.39 Experience smCentral Northern Lights Institute (Level 2)
Contract Watching the Aurora Show
Watching the Aurora Show[C 2]
18,600 Coin sm8 hours80,900 Coin sm730 Experience sm129.79 Coin sm1.52 Experience smEnhanced Northern Lights Generator (Level 2)
Contract Streaming the Aurora Show on TV
Streaming the Aurora Show on TV
24,380 Coin sm10 hours106,000 Coin sm1,000 Experience sm136.03 Coin sm1.67 Experience smObservation Tower Hotel

  1. Special Contract: 4 friends may assist, increasing reward by 400 Coin sm each; they receive 400 Coin sm each.
  2. Special Contract: 6 friends may assist, increasing reward by 600 Coin sm each; they receive 600 Coin sm each.


LevelPopulation LimitsXPPowerWaterAdditional Access
Level 010,000 Population Limits (+10,000)200 Experience sm (+200)10 Power sm (+10)10 Water sm (+10)
Level 123,000 Population Limits (+13,000)400 Experience sm (+200)40 Power sm (+30)40 Water sm (+30)
  • Access to Studying the Aurora Borealis Phenomenon contract above
Level 238,000 Population Limits (+15,000)600 Experience sm (+200)91 Power sm (+51)89 Water sm (+49)
  • Access to Improving the Northern Lights Generator contract above
Total/Max38,000 Population Limits1,200 Experience sm91 Power sm89 Water sm


SQ Internal Info:
  • Name: Институт полярного сияния (translates to Institute of aurora)
  • ID: 100472275 (institute_aurora_place)
  • According to the game data, the date released for this other Northern Lights structures is actually December 30, 2015.


  1. SQ Forum: Update 01.04.2016