Copernicus Science Centre (Centrum Nauki Kopernik)

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Copernicus Science Centre (Centrum Nauki Kopernik)
Copernicus Science Centre (Centrum Nauki Kopernik)
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Wybrzeze Kosciuszkowskie 20

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2 hours to Half Day Time to Spend
3.7scorecard
  • 4.0Value
  • 4.0Facilities
  • 3.5Atmosphere

Named for Polish astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus, the Copernicus Science Centre is where budding scientists can learn more about topics like electricity, light and engineering. In addition to hands-on activities, 20-minute workshops that focus on everything from building a fire without modern equipment to writing hieroglyphs are provided daily. The museum also features a rooftop garden, a theater, a planetarium and a park with additional interactive exhibits.

Families will enjoy visiting this science museum. Various gadgets and experiments throughout the center entertain and educate children of all ages, but the property fills up fast (and occasionally sells out of tickets before closing for the day), so visitors recommend arriving early or buying passes in advance on the museum's ticket page (which is in Polish). Also, travelers who want to visit the Buzzz! gallery will need to pick up a timed ticket when purchasing museum passes. If you're not traveling with kids, many reviewers suggest you skip this attraction.

The Copernicus Science Centre is open Tuesday through Sunday between 9 or 10 a.m. and 6 or 7 p.m., depending on the day and season. Standard tickets cost 27 Polish zloty ($7.50) for adults and 18 Polish zloty ($5) for children ages 2 to 19, while family tickets are available for 72 Polish zloty ($20). Basic entrance fees are covered for travelers with Warsaw Pass cards; additional charges apply for planetarium shows and participation in weekend labs. Facilities like restrooms, a gift shop, a snack bar, a cafeteria and a bistro can also be found on-site. Fee-based public parking is available nearby, or visitors can get to the center – which is about 2 miles northeast of the city center – by taking one of several bus routes or the metro to the Centrum Nauki Kopernik station. To learn more, check out the museum's website.

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