Trips With Kids

Copernicus Science Centre

About the Copernicus Science Centre we have heard a lot of good words long before our trip. The building is located on the banks of the Vistula River on the Kościuszkowskie coast. And as you might guess, it’s hard to find a place for the car. Here attention on local con artists – parking across the street costs 10 PLN per hour! But street away you can park for free.

If you planning a trip to the Copernicus Science Centre we have got two important advice. First – make ticket reservation online, second – bring your Nationwide Card for Large Families. Let’s explain what’s going on. Large Family cardholders and people with tickets online are admitted with a separate queue. For all others there is a long queue, which when we came was as long as long the building is. We had to stand in line for 2 hours. At the end of waiting they stopped letting people in just few persons behind us, because there was achieved total number of allowed attenders. Thus, people standing in line behind us were not as lucky as we are.


The interior of the Copernicus Science Centre consists of few hundred points to explore, divided into thematic laboratories. You can (and should!) touch and try how everything works. We can find the main fields of science: physics, chemistry, optics, acoustics, biology, health, electricity. For children under 5 they also launched a special section called Bzzz !, where kids can experiment themselves with sound recognizing or play in the water channels how to control the water flow.

Adult won’t be bored, too. There is so many attractions that when we spent there 6 hours we were unable to check all of them. We are recommending this place very much!


After visit in Copernicus Science Center we went to the dinner to French Restaurant Rue de Paris for tasty pancakes. At night we finally arrived to the monument of Mermaid Statue located at the bank of Vistula River.

Second night we slept in Puffa Hostel, it was budget one and was not so comfortable as previous.