Cogiteon: Małopolska Science Centre

  ul. Izydora Stella-Sawickiego 26 ,   Czyżyny          (+48) 12 314 93 00     01 Jul 2024
Opened in June 2024 this modern interactive science museum is Kraków's big-budget answer to similar family-oriented STEM centres in Warsaw and Gdynia. Billed as an innovative and multifaceted cultural institution that will educate through play and experimentation, while encouraging independent thought, creativity and curiosity, the uniquely triangular building offers an abundance of interior space for interactive exhibits and workshop laboratories, plus a conference centre, shop and restaurant. Located at the former Rakowice-Czyżyny airport, the building features a public rooftop garden (great for watching the sunset) and is surrounded by a park with a spiffy, science themed playground. Inside, the main exhibition, called 'Man and his Dreams,' covers over 2,200m2 with over 100 interactive displays designed for all ages, while a separate 150m2 'Children's Academy' is aimed at kids aged 3-6.
Part of the Children's Academy exhibit about Polish plants and animals at Cogiteon.

Unfortunately, early reviews have not been kind to Cogiteon. There have been early complaints about many stations of the exhibit not yet working or already broken, and some visitors have also been disappointed by the organisation of the exhibits and a lack of explanations. On the other hand, the architecture of the building itself, and the surrounding greens areas, including the roof garden, have gotten positive responses. As the institution has only just opened, we're going to wait until they have things a bit more organised before we visit, and reserve judgement for now.
Every city in Europe needs its own interactive mega science museum - or does it?

Note that we have the GPS marked correctly here on our website; Google Maps does not, causing additional confusion about how to get there.

Average visiting time: 3hrs.


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Open 09:00-17:00. Fri, Sat, Sun 09:00-19:00, Closed Mon.

Price/Additional Info

Tue-Thu 40/35zł; Fri-Sun 42/37zł.


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