Attractions in Krakow for children
Krakow is the former capital of Poland and one of the most popular tourist destinations in our country. It is also often visited by families with children. And as any parent knows, its’s not easy to find attractions that won’t cause kids to grumble and tell their mum or dad how bored they are. Krakow is full of exciting places, that will delight any children, regardless of how old they are or what they are interested in. This article will give you information about the best attractions for children in Krakow.
The Experiment Garden
The Experiment Garden in Krakow is an educational park in Krakow, located in the south-east part of the Polish Airmen’s Park. It is an open-air branch of the Municipal Engineering Museum in Krakow. The most important part of the Experiment Garden are the educational devices, which allow visitors to get familiar with various laws of physics and nature. Some of the educational station inside the park include a giant kaleidoscope, Newton’s craddle, two mirrors which present the infinity effect and chests to push and pull.
The Engineering and Technology Museum
The Emgineering and Technology Museum in Krakow was established in 1998. It is located at 15 sw. Wawrzynca street.
This institution was appointed on October 1st 1998 as the Municipal Engineering Museum. The first plans of creating the Museum date back to 1975 and the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Krakow Public Transport. The headquarters of the museum was gradually renovated over the years.
The Municipal Engineering Museum gathers historical objects associated with the development of Polish engineering and industry. The exhibits in the museum include „Printing in Krkow between the 15th and 20th centuries”, „Trams to Wawrzynca street” „Polish microcars” and many more.
The ZOO in Krakow
The ZOO in Krakow was established in 1929 at the area of the Wolski Forest. Before the current object was created, there was a private zoo at the Wawel hill, which kept monkeys, lions, leopards and various types of rodents, among others. The current zoo was officially opened on July 6th 1929 and in the beginning it was home to 94 specis of mammals and 98 species of birds.
Today, the ZOO in Krakow has 260 species of animals. During the visit in the Zoo, you can admire rare species of animals and see special feeding shows, while children can enjoy a mini zoo and a playground.
The WOMAI Science Museum
Th WOMAI Science Museum is one of the most unique attractions in Krakow. The name of this educational andsensory museum originated from the first letters of World of my All Inspirations.
The purpose of this museum is to show people how much they owe to their senses and also how little they know about them. The museum has two exhibits – „Into the Light” and „Into the Darkness”, the second of which allows visitors to experience the world the way visually impaired people do. This museum is very interesting and unlike anything else found in Poland.
The „Villages of the World” Global Education Park
If you’re searching for an unconventional family attraction in the centre of the city, the Global Education Park is the perfect place for you. At the area of approximately 3 hectares you can see various houses from nearly all around the world, including an arctic igloo, an Indian tent and a Papuan house on stilts. In the Global Education Park visitors can see hand-made toys owned by African children, play an Australian drum and go inside characteristic houses from different part of the world. They can also see hand-made ornaments and jewelry.