The Geoeducation Center in Kielce – Wietrznia nature reserve is a place I like. It was closed for several months due to a change in exposure. The effect of these works can already be seen, so I invite you to visit!
The Geoeducation Center is located right next to the Wietrznia reserve in Kielce and is managed by the Kielce Geopark – a municipal institution that takes care of geological reserves in Kielce. The centre was built with the support of EU funds and spreads knowledge in the field of geology and palaeontology.
So far, at the Geoeducation Center, we have been able to visit the exhibition, take part in lessons and geological classes, and take advantage of the off-road path in the nearby Wietrznia nature reserve. Visitors can use guides, field boards and a mobile application.
The new exhibition is very impressive! The previous exhibition was modern, but what you can see now will certainly have a much better effect on the audience. Previously, the exhibition was not closed at the top, so we could see the roof all the time and knew that we were in the same building. The current construction gives us the impression that we are moving to another place. This place is the underwater research station “Chronos”.
Everything is kept in dark colours. In addition to information and boards, there are many dioramas waiting for us, presenting life in the seas and oceans millions of years ago. We can find organisms that, despite the fact that they are strange to us today, were very popular in the Devonian sea.
On some models, you may see the Zoom mark. It means that the organisms shown in the diorama are not in their natural size, and for the purpose of getting to know them more precisely, they were enlarged (e.g. trilobite from the last photo).
The 5D capsule has changed a bit, but it’s still there and takes guests on a journey.
The changes took place not only in the exhibition itself. A garden of experiences has been created on the roof of the building, where we can also play with science.
Admission to the Geoeducation Center is free, and visiting the exhibition takes about an hour. If we add a roof and a visit to the Wietrznia nature reserve, we create an ideal plan for half a day.
You can visit the Geoeducation Center from Tuesday to Friday (4 entries a day) and on Saturdays and Sundays (from 11.00 to 16.00 – every other entrance with a guide (11.00, 13.00, 15.00)).
There is a car park next to the city center because access by public transport is not easy.
Worth a visit?
If you are going to Kielce or live here permanently, and you have not been to the Geoeducation Center yet, you must do it. It is an interesting place and I guarantee you that children will surely be as impressed as adults.