New Techmania is attracting visitors not only to the 3D Planetarium
The newly renovated Techmania Science Center was opened on the 28th of March, offering an entertaining approach to science and technology, the first 3D Planetarium in the country, interactive exhibitions and laboratories, shows and workshops.
Visitors to the main building of the Science Center will be able to see the new exhibitions Renewable Energy and Man and Beast. They can also interact with the sixty traditional exhibits focusing on physical phenomena at the Edutorium exhibition. David Černý's controversial sculpture Entropa will shine anew as well. The Science Center also offers laboratories with excellent equipment for schools and the public. In April, Techmania is launching a programme in brand new laboratories for Physics, Chemistry and Biology.
The Techmania project originated in the year 2006, when it was founded by the University of West Bohemia in Pilsen and the Škoda Investment Company. In the years 2008–2013, Techmania’s activities supporting technical and science disciplines attracted 300,000 visitors that strolled around exhibitions in the 3,000m2 complex. The first 3D Planetarium in the Czech Republic has been open at the Techmania complex since November 2013 and the main building of the Science Center has been welcoming visitors since the end of March. Open daily, for more information go to http://www.techmania.cz/.
On the occasion of the opening of the newly renovated Techmania, Pilsen 2015, together with students of the Faculty of Art and Design of the University of West Bohemia, organised a “skečbetl“ (sketch battle) – an illustration contest in live digital painting on a given theme in a limited time. Trieu Phi Long, Filip Štorch and Jan Kocour were assigned three topics: Škoda Transformers, the Industrial Revolution and airborne locomotives.