The New World of Technology in Ostrava
Written by Nikola Volrabova
In 2014, a unique interactive science museum was officially opened to the public. Its name is the Science and Technology Center and it is located in the middle of a historical complex of Dolni Vitkovice which lies in the Ostrava city; the capital city of the Moravian-Silesian Region. Not a very long time ago it used to be a completely abandoned place because the production stopped in 1998. The center perfectly educates its visitors via entertainment and game. People can amusingly find out how a city or a human body work, they can experience Prehistory or get to know everything about rainbows or storm.
The Science and Technology Center offers four worlds with permanent exhibitions and one world for temporary exhibitions. Other facilities include 3D cinema and science theater. The Children’s World is a complex center which shows children from 2 – 6 years how the world works. There are The Fairy-tale Forest, The Meadow and The City parts which slowly pass to smaller parts such as The Farm, The Kitchen, The Doctor or The TV Studio. The World of Civilization is a world where people experience their ordinary day. They wake up, take a shower, go to school or work. But still, they experience it completely differently. They can, for example, move to the third world where people suffer from poverty. This world also explains why the lifelong learning is very important. The World of Science and Discoveries explains how the world around us works. It is divided into five parts; Mathematics, Physics, Nano and Micro, Medical Technologies and New Materials. The World of Nature is the biggest one of them all. It covers whole floor including an outdoor porch where the visitors can relax. People can climb a huge tree, go sonar fishing just like dolphins or do many other activities. In the Science Theater there are regularly organized educational workshops, science shows or lectures. Everything is, of course, taught is a very interesting and amusing way.
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