What do we find in the Science and Technology Centre?
The Science and Technology Centre offers its visitors hundreds of entertaining attractions in four permanent thematic expositions that entertain as well as educate the visitors in all sorts of areas related to life, nature and technical sciences. You can look forward to the Children’s World for the youngest children from 2 to 8 years of age, the World of Science and Discoveries, the World of Civilization and the World of Nature with an outdoor geological and botanical garden, the Science Theatre, a 3D cinema and modern classrooms and laboratories for unconventional education in interesting fields, eg. robotics, space or the solar system. Children’s World is a stand-alone, extra-paid exhibition.
Where is the U6 Science and Technology Centre? Why U6?
Let’s be specific. The Science and Technology Project comprises of two buildings, two siblings complementing each other. In the Science and Technology Centre (the new building with a glass front wall) you will find four permanent expositions (Children’s World, World of Science and Discoveries, World of Civilization and World of Nature), a cinema and the Science Theatre. U6 Science and Technology Centre is located in the historical brick building opposite which used to be Energy Centre VI. It is an interactive exposition with Julius Verne as a guide to show you technology advances from a steam engine to modern engines. Two original 900-tonne blowers are a great attraction with hundreds of interactive exhibits all around them.
How much time do I need to set aside for a visit to the Science and Technology Centre?
For a visit to the U6 Science and Technology Centre you need to set aside at least 2 hours. The visit to the Science and Technology Centre will take you 4-5 hours on average. If you are not pressed for time though, feel free to play here all day long.
Are we open on public and school holidays?
Yes, we are here for you 7 days a week, including public and school holidays. We are looking forward to your visit!
Are the Science and Technology Centre buildings wheelchair accessible?
The whole building of the Science and Technology Centre is wheelchair accessible. The U6 Science and Technology Centre is wheelchair accessible only partly.
Is there an eating and drinking point in the centre?
No need to worry you would be left to starve here. In our cafes (U6, Gong, Science and Technology Centre) you can get refreshments and we offer a wide assortment of desserts as well as hot soups, sandwiches and baguettes etc.
Suburban SCIENCE camps in the Science and Technology Centre? YES!!!
We have prepared a cool programme filled with science for children from 6 to 12 years of age. The children will become spies, astronauts, they will assemble their own robot, they will work in our workshops and they will become chemists. They will definitely not be bored for a minute! Our capacities are quickly being filled, do not hesitate!
A birthday party in the Science and Technology Centre?
We will throw an awesome birthday party for your children! We will arrange for everything that a proper birthday party might need! You only choose the date and cake.
What is going on at the Science Theatre?
The Science Theatre is a multifunctional space for popularly educational lectures or workshops on a range of topics but most importantly our Science Show called Let ´s Go Science is held here at regular times and combines acquiring new knowledge with fun elements. The Let ´s Go Science is intended for all visitors aged 0 to 99 years. School groups as well as a public can visit Science Theatre from Monday to Friday at 10:30, 12:00 and 14:00. On weekends, you can educate yourself and have a fun at the Science Theater from 12:00, 14:00 and 16:00.
Why the children’s world is intended for children under 8?
The children's world is designed and adjusted for the youngest pre-school children from 2 to 8 years of age to develop their fine motor skills in a playful way and to teach them to discover the world around us. The exhibits are specially adapted in terms of weight and study difficulty. Older children do not understand the exposition in a intended way (it is just a play corner for them). Children under the age of ten, we recommend to visit the U6 Science and Technology Centre. And those over 10 years of age, it is advisable to visit other parts of the Science and Technology centre as well as U6 Science and Technology Centre.
Why unaccompanied children are forbidden to enter the Children's World?
Children’s World is an interactive part of the exhibition where children aged 2 to 8 years learn to explore the world of us adults. Who but parents are able to explain to their children why we need to wash clothes, how to cook or how a car service works. Animators will be happy to advise you in the exhibition if you have any doubts about how to treat individual exhibits, but they really cannot replace the parenting.
Are the workshops and laboratories in the Science and Technology Centre open to the public?
The workshops and classrooms are for now primarily designated especially for school groups. Now and then there are also weekend workshops for the public.
Who is the Science and Technology Centre suitable for?
For all regardless your age or education! For young and grown children, for students and adults. For grandmas and granddads, simply for all. The young ones can play here and learn something new at the same time and the older ones can brush up on their school knowledge. You would be surprised how much we remember! We are ready for very young families with children in pushchairs, the buildings are pram accessible. The whole exposition of the Children’s World is devoted to children from 2 to 6 years of age and there is a children’s corner on the balcony. You can play in the souvenir shop, too.