You think better than you think. Thinkatorium invites you to jump in the deep end of world exploration – it’s the best way to learn.
Thinkatorium is a place where every visitor, no matter their age, knowledge, or skill, will find out that they think „better than they think”. At the workshop tables, you can take up engineering, scientific or logical challenges on your own, using everyday objects – paper, staplers, balls, erasers, or sticks. With no instructions, no grades, no time limits. Everyone has a chance to discover something new.
We open the glass door and move from noisy exhibitions to a quiet workshopping space. We see a wooden bar with high stools and big, solid tables which can be separated into smaller tables to create a more intimate working atmosphere. We have plenty of experiments on the menu. Time to choose a task. Let’s try to build a flying structure. Sticks, elastics, scissors and pieces of paper show up on the table. Time to begin! We have no instructions and we don’t know the solutions, but we have lots of time. Everything is in our hands, and our hands only. The final effect depends on our creativity, prowess, and perseverance!
Here, we discover just for our own sake – we begin to understand the laws of science, we find out that we can think outside the box, we exercise patience, determination and willingness to take up challenges.
And when we acquire a taste for one dish and still want more, we can once again choose from the rich and diverse menu of Thinkatorium. We can construct a bridge or a flying machine, adjust a shadow, or use our own trebuchet to demolish a castle.
Come to the brightest room of Copernicus Science Centre, on the 1st floor, and execute one of our sets.
Admission is included in the ticket to Copernicus. Thinkatorium is available during the opening hours of the Centre, however, we cease letting visitors in 15 minutes before closing the exhibitions. We do not provide booking – admission is decided by the order of arrival. The room allows for a limit of 40 people inside, however, the Centre staff can decide to suspend admissions if the visitors to Explainers ratio becomes too big.
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