Copernicus Science Centre

  ul. Wybrzeże Kościuszkowskie 20 ,   Powiśle          (+48) 22 596 41 00     27 May 2024

A rare example of European Union funding being used in a genuinely visionary way, the CSC is many things, including the very best science centre in Europe, one of Warsaw’s top tourist attractions, and - in the words of Poland’s then Education Minister shortly before the opening - an attempt to restate the case for science and research in what can still be an intensely and deeply religious country. In that sense, giving the centre the name of the man who did so much to end the church’s monopoly of education in the first place is little short of a masterstroke.

Arriving at the main doors of the stunning glass and steel building you will be met by the centre’s very own Robothespian - an interactive humanoid robot that visitors can prompt to make a number of sounds and movements (get him to sing the Sound of Music). Once inside, not only will you learn an awful lot, but you’ll have a blast exploring the museum’s numerous thematic areas spread over two floors, among them: 'Bzzz!' (aimed at kids under 5 years old), 'The Future is Today' (for young adults, opened November 5th, 2021) and the remaining section has combined previous exhibitions into an 'Experiment Zone'. 

As with any science centre, each area demonstrates a range of phenomenon by way of experiments, button pressing, quizzes and in some cases physical exertion. There’s a genuine flying carpet, you can pilot a spaceship, take a picture of your own eye (and then try to recognise it among the others photographed that day) or - and this was our favourite - try to outdo animals at their own game by out-hanging an orangutan or beating a hippo in a race at the arena. There are also four interactive labs dealing with chemistry, biology, physics and robotics that offer supervised experiments for kids over 9 (available only in Polish, Sat-Sun, included in ticket price). In addition to all that, there’s the Planetarium of the Copernicus Science Centre, which immerses visitors in 20 million stars, and also screens films about natural science (imagine yourself diving into a volcano) and the origins of life on earth (separate ticket required, admission 2D: 28/20zł).

It’s easy to declare that the CSC is well-worth a few hours of your time and will impress you with its design and range of experiments. Factor in the main floor cafeteria, cafe, and the packed Science Store (potentially the best spot for children’s gifts in Warsaw), and it’s a one-stop day of fun. From April until the end of October, the rooftop garden is open for visitiors to enjoy.

Estimated Visiting Time: 3-4hrs.

Getting to Copernicus Science Centre

The centre can be found in the shadow of the Świętokrzyski Bridge on the banks of the Wisła River. A journey to the CSC from the centre of Warsaw should take around 10 minutes. Bus 127 will drop you at the Biblioteka Uniwersytecka stop, requiring a short walk around the corner to the unmissable building. The same bus 127 will drop you at the 'Metro Centrum Nauki Kopernik' stop with the CSC clearly in sight - the easiest way to roll in is directly to the M2 metro line to the station of the same name. Alternatively visit the ‘About us’ section of the English language website www.kopernik.org.pl, where you can get directions by car, by bus, or by foot by typing in your address.


Social Links:


Facilities for disabled


Centrum Nauki Kopernik


Closed 1st Mon of every month. Planetarium open Mon.- 09:00–15:30* Tues. Wed. 09:00–18:30 Thurs. 09:00–20:00 Fri. Sat. 10:00-20:00 Sun. 10:00-19:30 Nov-April closed roof garden: May-August 10:00-20:00, Nov-April closed

Price/Additional Info

Admission 44/30zł; holidays & weekends 46/32zł; planetarium 30/22zł.


Connect via social media
google sign in button
Leave a comment using your email This e-mail address is not valid
Please enter your name*

Please share your location

Enter your message*

So is that old science and technology museum in the Palace of Culture in Science now closed? I went there in 1998 with my father and felt like I'd gone back to about 1962. Had a great time looking at all the mechanical exhibits. After that we went to the viewing floor of the Palace.
Put our app in your pocket
This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Find out more here. AGREE