Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Opening hours:

    • September – December
      Tuesday – Friday                9.00 a.m.–6.00 p.m.
      Saturday – Sunday            10.00 a.m.–7.00 p.m.

      (once a month, on Thursdays, Samsung organises Lates 18+ at the Copernicus Science Centre; on those days, the Centre is open until 5.30 p.m.; detailed information on the opening hours »).

      The ticket offices are closed one hour before closure of the Centre.

    • It is closed on all Mondays, as well as on 1 November, 24-26 December 2016.

      (The Centre reserves the right to be closed also on other days, which will be communicated on the website and on Facebook.)

    • September – December*
      5-18 September — technical break, Planetarium is closed
      Tuesday – Wednesday                   9.30 a.m – 7.00 p.m.
      Thursday                           9.30 a.m – 8.00 p.m.
      Friday                                9.30 a.m – 9.30 p.m.
      Saturday                            10.30 a.m – 8.30 p.m.
      Sunday                          10.30 a.m – 7.30 p.m.

      (on one Thursday in a month, the Planetarium is open until 6.00 p.m. due to the Lates 18+, detailed information in the opening hours section »).

      The ticket offices are closed one hour before closure of the Planetarium.

    • It is closed on all Mondays, as well as on 1 November, 24-26 December 2016.

      (The Planetarium reserves the right to be closed also on other days, which will be communicated on the website and on Facebook.)

  2. Before a visit:

  3. Visiting:

  4. Individual visitors – ticket prices and general information

  5. Group visits – ticket prices and general information

  6. Car park

  7. Foreign visitors

    • In Polish and English.

    • All movies and shows are available in English, and some in Russian*. Headphones for listening to those versions can be rented at ticket offices before the show after leaving an identity document (at the client’s request) or payment of a deposit of PLN 300.


      * Movies and shows available in Russian: Dawn Of The Space Age, Time And Space. The Never-Ending Adventure, Dream To Fly, Secret Of The Cardboard Rocket, The Journey To Billions Of Suns, Natural Selection: Darwin And The Greatest Of His Secrets, Black Holes. Journey Into Unknown, We Are Astronomers, Two Small Pieces Of Glass.

    • Most explainers speak English at a communicative level. Many of them also know other languages: Russian, French, German or Spanish. Some of them also communicate in the sign language.

    • There are no guides at the Copernicus Science Centre. However, you can seek the assistance of the explainers working in every gallery. They are our experts, science enthusiasts, who are willing to explain the operation of the exhibits and talk about scientific phenomena. It is worth to benefit from their presence. Feel free to ask them about anything you wish. The explainers are dressed in red. More about explainers »

    • All relevant information can be found on the website, which is also available in Russian and English. Leaflets and brochures located in the building are also printed in these languages.

  8. Other