As part of a continuous process of improvement, we are constantly working to revamp and modernise not only individual exhibits but also entire exhibitions. A great example is the Experiment Yourself! mobile exhibition, which was created even before the official opening of the Copernicus Science Centre and then modernised and re-developed in 2016.
The exhibition covers a wide range of scientific issues and natural phenomena, and its 20 interactive exhibits provide an opportunity to independently experiment in various fields, such as the human perception, optics, physics, biology, mathematics and electromagnetism.
The Copernicus Science Centre started its activity before its official opening in November 2010. The Experiment Yourself! mobile exhibition was inaugurated already in 2006. It presented a modern approach to science by encouraging people to learn about the world in an active and independent manner. It was a pilot programme and a forerunner of our activity. Many of the exhibits were later placed in Copernicus Science Centre as stationary exhibits.
The exhibition continues to travel around Poland to this day. Between 2006 and 2016, it was visited by about 411,000 people in 350 locations. Since 2017, the Experiment Yourself! exhibition travels throughout the country in our Naukobus (EducoBus) – as part of the programme of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education implementing the strategy of social responsibility of science “Science for You”. The objective of the strategy is to promote a culture of innovation, stimulate intellectual development and provide equal educational opportunities. For the past two years, the exhibition has been visited by over 100,000 people across the country.
Thanks to the cooperation with the Ministry, we refreshed and modernised the exhibition.
Mobile exhibitions are governed by their own rules. When creating a new exhibition, it is often challenging to conform to them! A mobile exhibition must be, above all, portable and packable. This requires the use of lightweight, shock- and water-resistant exhibits that are also designed for quick and efficient installation in various spaces. When working on the new version of the Experiment Yourself! exhibition, we obviously took all these criteria into consideration.