High Voltage Theatre
All night schocking shows at HVT.
Show hours: 20:15; 21:00; 21:45; 22:30; 23:15; 00:00; 00:45; 1:30.
You will have a chance to see our exhibits and talk to the explainers, who know everything about them.
Physics lab – Holograms and 3D photo
A DVD player, a scalpel, a sheet metal cutter, a barcode reader, presentation pointer. What do they all have in common? Laser. Laser rays aren’t found in nature, but we use its extraordinary properties almost everywhere, ranging from multimedia, through medicine and military technology. During Museum Night we will use it to create a 3D photo – a hologram. You can take your holographic image home.
Biology lab – Carnivorous plants and luminiscent algae
Everyone heard about sundews, that is plants, which feed on insects. Yet they’re not the only ones to do so. In our lab you’ll see all kinds of carnivorous plants: sundews, Venus flytraps, pitcher plants and butterworts. You will see, how they can prey on insects and will get to know how to grow them at home.
An exhibit of fluorescent algae, which glow once you shake the vial.
Chemistry lab – Light or flame?
Notice – Experiments will be conducted in a darkened room.
Did you know light could be obtained via a chemical reaction? It is called the chemiluminescence process. In our lab you will make a reaction using luminol, a typical forensics practice, through which you can see blood traces glow. We will show you, how glowing rods used by deep sea divers to create light work.
Is a flame always yellow? No. Here you will see how certain metal compounds can turn the flame of a torch different colour. Coloured flames are an effect of metal element atoms emitting light, when coaxed by high temperature. This phenomenon is used in chemistry as an analytical method.
How do robots see? Can they see in the dark, or, not unlike humans, do they have to focus to see things? We will tell you all about it at robotics lab. You will build a robot, which responds to light or test another one on a special obstacle course.
Is it possible to create an object with but a couple mouse clicks? How do you do that? What devices should you use? We will show you, that it’s not hard at all, if you know how 3D modeling devices work.
Mind trapped – new touring exhibition
One of few chances to visit our new touring exhibition – Mind Trapped, only for 5 days at Copernicus, including Museum Night.
This exhibition sets various mind traps. It helps us explore its various tricks and hacks. That way, it opens new ways of learning about the world and oneself for the visitors. Interaction with each of the exhibits results in a scientific surprise:
- how is our brain interpreting various sygnals sent by our senses?
- to what degree do we give in to emotions?
- does reality look the way we perceive it?
You have to try everything yourself: touch, check, try out. In fact, the visitor is the main "exhibit" here.
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The exhibition is in the Aquarium, 1st floor, next to On The Move gallery.
„Beneath dark skies” show
As you’ve probably figured out yourself, observing stars from Warsaw is tough, because you can’t actually see them much! Dynamic urban development creates the so called „light pollution” when light obscures the view of the sky. We will tell you all about this phenomenon at a special show, created specifically for this occasion. You might need to switch off your mobile phone, mind you.
*Free tickets will be available at the Planetarium ticket booth on 17th May, starting at 10.00. There is a maximum of 5 tickets per person. Screenings start each half an hour from 20.30 to 1.00.
At 21.00-23.30, Explorers Park, hosted by Karol Wójcicki.
If the sky is cloudless, we invite you on telescope observations of springtime constellations and the planets – Jupiter, Mars and Saturn.
Stage – Music Show
We cooked up a perfect recipe for Music! And we’re happy to show it to you. We can provide great expierience with sound, rhythm and melody. During the show, apart from the host, there will be a magnificent orchestra (that’s where you folks come in :))! Shows start at 21.10, 21.40, 22.10, 22.40, 23.10, 23.40, 00.10, 00.40, 1.10, 1.40
Our explainers will show you many fantastic experiments at our trolleys (Copernicus on wheels), you will also build an enormous fullerene particle – that is carbon – and make big and small bubbles. On this very night, our cyberaquarium will be the home of a turtle, who’s going to show you, how his kins-turles live.