kopernik Science Center

kopernik Science Center opened in 2011 and today it is one of the most important places on the map of Warsaw. In 2016, the Copernicus Science Center obtained the status of a research unit. Over a thousand people visit the exhibitions a day, and many guests come back here again.

kopernik Science Center periodically changes and enriches the exhibitions so as to meet the needs of interested visitors. There are several hundred exhibits on the exhibitions presented here.

exhibitions

The Copernicus Science Center provides visitors to over 400 exhibits placed at permanent exhibitions, as well as at the temporary exhibition. A workshop space was also provided Maisternia and two theaters: Robotic Theater i Theater of High Voltage.

On weekends, classes for individuals are conducted in the laboratories of the Copernicus Science Center. Admission to these meetings is included in the ticket to the Copernicus Science Center.

See Earth

It is an exhibition presenting 20 exhibits, located on three floors of the Planetarium and divided into 2 parts:

- space observations and the possibilities of their use

-technologies used to observe the Earth from space

Admission to this exhibition is free.

The space of the exhibition "Look: Earth" can be used to conduct "Space Lessons" for grades 6-8 of primary school and the first years of high school.

Challenge yourself - temporary exhibition

This exhibition allows you to learn about the limits of human capabilities, your own strengths and limitations, as well as compare them with other people.

Regeneration

The latest discoveries of psychology, sociology, neurobiology and technology, as well as the interactive exhibits used at this exhibition at the Copernicus Science Center, allow you to perform many experiments on your own.

The space is divided into the 4 zone:

-I, that is psychology and human inner life

-I-You, or the relationship of two people and feelings

-I-We-They, or relations between an individual and a group and social phenomena

-I-Świat, or how the modern world influences us

Handyman - You think better than you think

This is a place in the Copernicus Science Center where you can create yourself at the workbenches. 

The time of classes is indefinite here.

Exhibition Bzzz!

This space is intended for children up to 5 years of age and allows for experiments in the Copernicus Science Center together with a guardian. The stay is 1 hour and 10 minutes. Children may get splashed near the water exhibit, so it is advisable to take a change of clothes. There is a clothes dryer at the disposal of guests.

Theater of High Voltage

In the darkness, the canopy of the Van de Graaff generator glistens here, and in the distance you can hear the sounds of lightning.   

Robotic Theater

Robothespians are technologically advanced humanoids that can do a lot. The performances are presented every half an hour and are available as part of the ticket to the Copernicus Science Center. The audience can accommodate 50 people at a time.

Miniwarsztaty

Workshops on various topics, lasting 20 minutes, are conducted by animators in various parts of the Copernicus Science Center. 

Experimentation Zone

This open space on the first floor of the Copernicus Science Center is dedicated to man and nature. The interior design allows for independent experiments with over 200 exhibits in 19 thematic groups.

This zone is divided into two parts:

Eastern part - next to the orange pavilion - is dedicated to man and biological processes taking place in nature.

Thematic groups:

Picture in the eye
Human anatomy and physiology
Human capabilities - check yourself out
Perception
Movement - sight
illusions
Light and colors
Light and optics
Perspective
Symetria
Shapes and patterns
Environment - processes

Western part - at the blue pavilion - concerns physical phenomena.

Thematic groups:

Electricity and magnetism
Waves and vibrations
Gyroscopes and the moment of inertia
liquids
Simple machines
Cosmos
Chaotic phenomena

Rest areas and a cafe

Relaxation corners allow you to take a break from playing and learning at the Copernicus Science Center. There is also a café overlooking the Vistula River and the National Stadium.

Activities

Weekend activities for families

miniphotolabs

Classes are prepared for individuals who have already turned 9 years old.

-45 minutes

-On Saturdays and Sundays

-time. 11:00, 12:30, 14:00 and 15:30 (until the end of June)

- holidays: from Monday to Sunday

- admission as part of the ticket to the Copernicus Science Center

-for children aged 9-13 with a guardian
- the classes are conducted in Polish

Green area

Between the Copernicus Science Center and the Świętokrzyski Bridge, there is the Discovery Park, where you can relax or experiment with sound. In summer, astronomical sky observations take place here.

512 Pavilion

An additional pavilion was built of clay and concrete, intended for the artistic activities of the Copernicus Science Center.

Copernicus on wheels

This stand presents over 60 musical and optical experiences.

Laboratories

The Copernicus Science Center provides its laboratories for "young explorers":

-chemical - which arouses scientific curiosity

-biological - allowing you to understand yourself

-physical - showing that it is physics that uses such fields of science as: chemistry, biology, astronomy, meteorology and technical sciences

-Robotic - using computer science, mathematics, physics and technology to create artificial intelligence and new technologies

The Copernicus Science Center organizes:

- Scientific Markers

-Fashion Transformation

-FameLab competitions

Heavens of Copernicus Planetarium

It is one of the most modern planetariums in Europe. Sky shows, film screenings, lectures, meetings, as well as concerts and laser shows take place here

The projection room, with a spherical, 16-meter screen, is equipped with 139 comfortable chairs that allow you to freely watch the sky shows projected from six digital gates and the Megastar IIA star projector.

The Heavens of Copernicus Planetarium also has its own production studio where the displayed shows are made.

The Planetarium building is equipped with lifts, platforms and toilets adapted to the needs of the disabled. Three films with audio description have been prepared for visually impaired people:

"Earth, Moon and Sun"

"Black Holes"

"On the wings of dreams"

The "Look: Earth" exhibition is open to all audiences, and some of the exhibits are also wheelchair-accessible.

Events:

Adult evenings

- one Thursday a month

-from 19.00 to 22.00

- each evening focuses on a different scientific topic

- visiting the gallery

-warsztaty

- movie projections

-spektakle

-Play

-wykłady

- meetings with experts

-koncerty

- sky shows in the Planetarium

Apollo 11

Apart from sky shows, the Planetarium of the Copernicus Science Center also hosts lunar concerts, films and shows.

Copernicus sky, planetarium, cinema

Short film screenings were prepared, shown before the films as a supplement, as well as longer ones, lasting about 45 minutes, for which you can buy a separate ticket.

Musical and laser demonstrations

The Heavens of Copernicus Planetarium presents shows created thanks to the use of modern multimedia technologies, with music, lasers and visualizations on the dome:

-Voices in the Dark

-Dark Side of the Moon (with music by Pink Floyd)

Musical shows

The film "Chaos and Harmony" is shown on a semispherical screen in the cinema hall, which delights the viewer with a show of the world of algorithms.

Concerts under the stars

In the Heavens of Copernicus Planetarium on selected Fridays, "Concerts under the Stars" take place, where you can listen to classical or contemporary music while watching the projections displayed on the dome.

Jazz orbit

Once a month, on Friday, at 19.00 p.m., there are concerts of jazz, fussion or avant-garde music.

Concerts for children

Interactive, 45-minute concerts, enriched with visualizations of the sky and the cosmos, prepared especially for the youngest viewers, are held once a month at the Planetarium of the Copernicus Science Center.

These concerts are intended for children from 7 to 12 years old and take place on a selected Sunday of the month at 14.00 p.m.

For adults

"Constellation: Love" - ​​an idea for a date under the stars

Meetings with scientists

Straight from the sky are multimedia shows taking place at the Planetarium of the Copernicus Science Center and combined with conversations with scientists

In the evenings about stars and planets - conversations and discussions about space

For Teachers: Shaping the Future

Before visiting the Heavens of Copernicus Planetarium of the Copernicus Science Center, it is worth getting acquainted with the repertoire and choosing a film appropriate to the age and interests of students.

Elements of the core curriculum contained in the films and presented shows are also given.

Movies

For children from 3 years of age:

"Under One Sky" - the film tells about the Big Bird from Sesame Street who went to the moon

For primary school students of primary school:

"Polaris" - the film tells about the meeting of the polar bear by Vladimir the penguin James and their journey into space.

"Secrets of the cardboard rocket" - is a film about children in space and their own cardboard rocket

Older students:

All other films presented in the Planetarium are proposed for them.

The film "On the wings of dreams" was made in the Planetarium graphic studio and tells the story of man's dreams of flying.

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