Copernicus Science Museum Time

As you could tell by my last post we spent the latter part of last week in Warsaw, Poland.

For all of you who sent me messages, THANKS!  She made it safely to the US and is already enjoying shopping at Target, getting unlimited refills of drinks at restaurants and studying to get her drivers permit.

Meanwhile she was having fun in the US we had some fun ourselves in Warsaw. One of the highlights was the Copernicus Science Museum.  We have been to a few science museum over the years with all 4 of our kids but this one we LOVE.  This is our second time visiting this museum during our different visits to this city.

Luckily since it was during the week there was no line to get in.  But last we went the line was HUGE but no worries as they have some fun activities to keep the kids busy.  Guess what "E" used her chore money on?  One of these as she was memorized by it.  The best 20 zloty ($6.50) ever invested as she has using it for hours since then.

Luckily since it was during the week there was no line to get in. But last time we went the line was HUGE but no worries as they have some fun activities to keep the kids busy. Guess what “E” used her chore money on? One of these as she was memorized by it. The best 20 zloty ($6.50) ever invested as she has using it for hours since then.

They even have a planetarium right next door.  So if you want to take a short cut to it, fin this tunnel and save yourself a few minutes.

They even have a planetarium right next door. So if you want to take a short cut to it, find this tunnel and save yourself a few minutes.

This is also this exhibit in the museum.  No idea what is like because you have to over the age of 14 to go in.  With the girls we have to wait a few years until we go in to see it.

There is also this exhibit in the museum. No idea what is like because you have to be over the age of 14 to go in. With the girls we have to wait a few years until we go in to see it.

Who remembers doing this when you were a kid?

Who remembers doing this when you were a kid?

They have a huge bubble maker there.  I won't tell you how long we spent here.

They have a huge bubble maker there. I won’t tell you how long we spent here.

Did I tell you am NOT an artist?  Here is me trying to draw "A."

Did I tell you am NOT an artist? Here is me trying to draw “A.”

Then it was "A's" turn to draw me.  She got my earring perfectly.

Then it was “A’s” turn to draw me. She got my earring perfectly, now my left ear not so much.

They do lots of these expericments throughout the place.  The girls really enjoy these especially now that they understand Polish.  The first time we went they spoke no Polish so the lady get her presentation in broken English which was good enough for a 6 & 8 year old the last time we were there.

They do lots of these experiments throughout the place. The girls really enjoy these especially now that they understand Polish. The first time we went they spoke no Polish so the lady gave her presentation in broken English which was good enough for a 6 & 8-year-old the last time we were there.

They have this neat running  exhibit where you run against different animals.

They have this neat running exhibit where you run against different animals.

The girls checking their reaction time. I won't tell you how times they played this one and YES I had to do it too.  This game is a wee bit addicting.

The girls checking their reaction time. I won’t tell you how times they played this one and YES I had to do it too. This game is a wee bit addicting.

They have a whole exhibition on optical illusions.  We had fun at this one.

They have a whole exhibition on optical illusions. We had fun at this one.

Want to experience laying on a bed of nails?  Here is your chance.

Want to experience laying on a bed of nails? Here is your chance.

Want to know what it is like to be surgeon? The girls getting their chance to.  No teddy bears were hurt in the taking of this picture!

Want to know what it is like to be surgeon? The girls getting their chance to. No teddy bears were hurt in the taking of this picture!

Want to know how long your intestine is?  Here you go!

Want to know how long your intestine is? Here you go!

This is place is BIG, so be prepared to speed several hours here.

This is place is BIG, so be prepared to speed several hours here.

They have the clock that swings back and forth and throughout the day knocking over the balls.  I don't remember the whole science behind it, so I guess you just need to go there yourself to find out.

They have the clock that swings back and forth and throughout the day knocking over the balls. I don’t remember the whole science behind it, so I guess you just need to go there yourself to find out.

Why does the movie "Wierd Science" come to mind?

Why does the movie “Wierd Science” come to mind?

We had a bit of fun in this exhibition too.

We had a bit of fun in this exhibition too.

"E" made this look so easy.  I wasn't fast enough to keep the bubble intact.

“E” made this look so easy. I wasn’t fast enough to keep the bubble intact.

I need one of these in my house when the girls have too much energy to wear off.

I need one of these in my house when the girls have too much energy to wear off.

 Just a heads up on parking…it can be a bit tricky as there are not a whole lot around it so take public transportation or park a few blocks away and just walk over.  It is along the river so the view is great!

Also if you get hungry, no worries as they have a little cafe where the food is good and not overly over priced.

Another option to while you are there and the kids are starting to get tired, head over to the adjoining planetarium and sit back and watch a movie.  I will talk about this place later this week as it was another highlight for the weekend.

If you are visiting or even living in Warsaw, if you have kids or not, you need to put this on your bucket list of things to do while you are there.

What is your favorite type of museum to visit?

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2 Responses to Copernicus Science Museum Time

  1. Now this looks like a really fun museum!! Too bad they don’t have this one in Baltimore Maryland where I live. I wish they did though because my granddaughter would love it.

  2. Cami says:

    My kids love visiting the science museum near us and I’m glad to see them interested in science!

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