Copernicus Science Centre, Warsaw

(4.3/5 based on 1,800+ reviews on the web)
Home to over 450 interactive learning exhibits, Copernicus Science Centre serves as one of the country's most renowned museums. Six permanent exhibitions explore topics such as sound waves, the human body, electricity, emotions, and technology, all through hands-on experiments. Little ones can enjoy the special kid-designed areas. Make sure to visit the on-site planetarium that screens a range of immersive educational movies with English-language headsets available. You can reflect on all that you've learned in the rooftop garden, boasting an impressive range of botany. The on-site cafe and restaurant serve light meals, snacks, and drinks. The science center is very popular and it is strongly advised that you purchase your ticket online in advance. Plan your visit to Copernicus Science Centre and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Warsaw holiday planner.
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  • Very interesting Museum with many interactive experiments and activities. It takes many hours to see everything but xechniesai!
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  • About half day lesson. I liked the exhibits, all you can touch and try. In addition to the payment for the entrance inside still have additional services or paid halls. It is advisable to take more money. And a rather expensive Café inside.
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  • Reviews were mixed, but we wanted do ours. Arrived at 9:15 at the Museum Tuesday stand 5 min not more (FYI it opens from 08: 00 and not nine as it is often marked in the guides). Entry to 27 pln. First impression the Museum's huge and there are games everywhere. We start with games of logic on the right after the entry, pretty cool. Quickly we are surrounded by more and more children who are far from calm... the Museum becomes very noisy. So let's go to the forbidden area in less than 14 years. There are many games stations that are active with a magnetic card. This part is pretty funny but too busy limit. I had to make only half of the games before you get tired. Then, there is another area dedicated to children. Upstairs is a little, there are so many children around it gets tricky to access various games. Bad surprise as the planetarium was closed until the end of the month. No luck. So balance nice but not essential unless you have children to look after. I will surely return with mine next time but a Council be opening at 8: 00 as long as it's quiet. After the noise becomes so intense that it is impossible to enjoy the moment.
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  • After saying "I don't want to go to a boring museum" I had to drag my 4 year old son out of here. This is a scientific playground. I loved it too. Best science museum I have been to. For a science museum I felt the ticket selling ironically slow, and you could only advance purchase if you understood polish.... And even then you had to queue to collect. I would have liked to have seen all signs with an English explanation and some sometimes a few more facts could have been given against each station such as resonant frequencies.
  • ADVICE: Buy tickets in advance online, and (hopefully) avoid a lot of frustration. The horrible organisation of the place marred the experience. The science center exhbiition itself is ok. I think it is similar to other museums of this kind (which are in many big cities) - maybe a little worser than I have experienced elsewhere. In particular my son enjoyed a special area for children under 5 called "bzzz" where in particular there was some water experiments to play with. Unfortunately for bureaucracy's sake you also need a seperate ticket for this area (which you have to get somewhere else of course!). In addition the information level was poor, maybe because of language (apparently there was time limit on how long we could be there - no one told us). Elaborating on the organisation (This will probably not help anyone but I need to say it since this is the reason I advice to buy online): I waited an hour in line with my little son to get into the museum. There was no accurate information from sellers about waiting time (apparently ticket sale is constantly closed because there a too many inside the museum). What happened was I eventually noticed everybody around bought tickets from a " black market" which is allowed to exist INSIDE the center near the ticket stands where some people sell tickets they have bought online (presumably at a discount) - with the online ticket you can get in despite the place being "too crowded". It is quite ridiculous. Honest people will never get in on a day like this. They should change that system, and at least clean out the black market. My guess is someone has an interest in not changing it. This is the kind of thing I would expect in a less developed country - not in modern Poland. Also inside the museum a lot of the exhibitions are only explained in polish, which is ridiculous considering the amount of foreigners visiting. How hard can it be to have at least an english translation of everything? All in all I found the ticket farce disgraceful for the place and actually it gives very bad impression of the place with this dubious black market.
  • Interactive museum where the visitor becomes the protagonist and lives in a direct way what is displayed in the museum. I highly recommend you book well in advance and buy tickets online because the museum is always mobbed, and you run the risk that the inputs are closed! Absolutely do not miss the fantastic garden roof transformed into a magnificent terrace of succulents which offers a picturesque view of the city and its river! @gargio76
  • Awesome... you will learn a lot of scientific facts by playing with the games in the museum. I stayed there until closing time, so I have been able to stay there with some friends only for two hour. If you like science trick then you should go earlier. Must-seen place for those who want to learn something new, for those who is visiting with kids and of course for those who love science
  • Amazing fun for adults. Plenty of exhibits and practical experiments,free lockers, over 15 only section and partner based activities. We spent 4 hours here, but we arrived early - 9am is best!