Such an accumulation of 7 digits turned out to be lucky for Dominika Siawrys from Kraków, who had come to Copernicus for the first time together with her husband, Grzegorz. Now, she will be here as a result of a special gift – a Copernicus Club membership card, allowing daily access to all offerings at the Centre. She also received a special surprise from Samsung Polska – Copernicus’ strategic partner. This was a set of the latest Samsung devices, consisting of a Galaxy S8 Smartphone, Gear VR goggles and a Gear 360 camera.
“The trip to Copernicus was a spontaneous decision; we had not planned the visit in advance. I’m surprised that I was the seven millionth visitor,” said Dominika.
Mr. and Mrs. Siawrys were greeted at the entrance gate to the Centre by Copernicus’ managing director, Robert Firmhofer and Magda Olborska from Samsung Polska.
“We are extremely pleased that the number of visitors to Copernicus is still at such a high level,” said Robert Firmhofer, “Our visitors expect a valuable and pleasant experience. We want to offer them comfort and such exhibits that promote learning and gaining new skills. Because we are constantly surprising them with new proposals and we are continuously improving.”
An important improvement was the introduction of electronic tickets enabling entry to the Centre without the need to go to the ticket office. The comfort of visiting was also improved by the reconstruction of the entrance zone to Copernicus and the planetarium at the beginning of the year. The ticket offices, cloakrooms, shops and restaurants have been positioned differently. Changes will start at the end of this year in the area of the current exhibitions Humans and the environment and Lightzone. The new exhibition will feature known exhibits, but presented in a modified form and context, as well as completely new exhibits, created at Copernicus. The Centre uses Samsung’s technology solutions in the process of its improvement.
“We have been supporting the Copernicus Science Centre since the beginning of its existence and we are very pleased that the interest in this place is not fading. This is important collaboration for us, because Copernicus is not only a place of entertainment, but primarily a source of knowledge for young generations of Poles. We hope the set that we have donated to the seven millionth visitor will serve her well in exploring the world of science at home,” said Magda Olborska, CSV and Partnership Manager at Samsung Electronics Polska.
All visitors were welcomed with special attractions as a result of the visit of the seven millionth visitor. Experiments associated with the number 7 could be conducted at seven special stands – learn to write it in 7 different systems, navigate around 7 continents, tie knots in 7 movements, troubleshoot in 7 minutes, place 7 pieces of cutlery on one nail, play 7 musical notes and pour water in 7 seconds.
photo Adam Kozak