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7 thematic zones

Exhibition

7 permanent thematic zones, cyclical temporary exhibitions, special zone for children and relaxation zone.

Discover a place where multimedia, interactive installations and technologies show the potential of water in cities, depths, atmosphere and also in the human body.

Exhibition

7 permanent thematic zones, cyclical temporary exhibitions, special zone for children and relaxation zone.

Discover a place where multimedia, interactive installations and technologies show the potential of water in cities, depths, atmosphere and also in the human body.

Thematic zone

Water printer

The exhibition will captivate you with its attractions even before you cross the building's threshold. In front of the Hydropolis entrance you will go through a unique water printer. Spanning as much as 46.5 m in length, it is Europe's longest installation of this kind. Various patters and inscriptions are displayed on the wall of water it creates. At the height of the exhibition entrance the printer works like a curtain, parting before visitors entering the building. This attraction is open only in a spring-summer season.

Entrance Zone

The extensive lobby combines a representive and communication function. Guests of Hydropolis can wait here before entering an exhibition, use the cloakroom, take a look around our souvenir shop or go to a cosy cafe - Molecule Cafe. It is also the last moment to use the Internet and download an app which will show you around the exhibition.

In this zone only

  • internet (wi-fi)
  • 3.5 m water vortex

Planet of Water

Projekcja 360º na 65-metrowym ekranie, która opowiada o powstaniu wody na Ziemi, stanowi pierwszy etap zwiedzania wystawy. 10-minutowy film zabierze Cię w najodleglejsze zakamarki kosmosu. Poprowadzi Cię magiczny głos Krystyny Czubówny. Dowiesz się w jaki sposób powstała woda, jak jest jej dużo we wszechświecie. Ponadto, na środku sali wyświetlany jest obraz kuli ziemskiej o średnicy 2 metrów z animacją pływów wodnych na naszej planecie.

In this zone only

  • Grand Earth model
  • 360 degree screen

Depths

W tej strefie będziesz mógł z bliska obejrzeć najbardziej przerażające stworzenia głębinowe i odkryjesz niesamowite życie ukryte w ciemnościach. Ponadto, wraz ze śmiałkami batyskafu „Trieste”, przeżyjesz legendarną podróż do najgłębszego miejsca na Ziemi.

In this zone only

  • Replica of the "Trieste” bathyscaphe
  • Models of deep-sea creatures

Ocean of Life

This zone's theme is evolution of life, which appeared in water around 3.3 billion years ago. We present here the rich ecosystems of coral reefs as well as the water life's camouflage techniques and diversity - from microorganisms hidden in a drop of water to huge sea mammals.

In this zone only

  • Model of a shark with a shoal of tunas
  • Stacja badawcza rafy koralowej

Children Zone

Specjalnie dla najmłodszych przygotowaliśmy multimedialne gry, w których m.in. będą mogli pobawić się z delfinami lub zadbać o czystość raf koralowych.

In this zone only

  • Cinema room
  • Interactive games

Relaxation zone

Na wszystkich zmęczonych ilością wrażeń czeka strefa relaksu, gdzie w bajkowej scenerii będą mogli odprężyć się na leżankach i nabrać sił na dalsze zwiedzanie. Jedna ze ścian pokryta jest “mchem” – ta swoista żywa instalacja stanowi wizualizację lasów deszczowych rzeki Amazonki.

In this zone only

  • "Moss" green wall
  • Vidarium

Man and Water

On average, water comprises 60% of our body mass, which is a reason good enough to look closer at man's relation to water! This zone will let you familiarise yourself with the functions of water in the human organism. In the "Sacred" room you will find out what role water serves in cultures and religions.

In this zone only

  • Michelangelo's "David” 3D

Temporary Exhibitions Zone

In the zone of temporary exhibitions we present installations whose common denominator is the diverse relationship between a man and water. It is a place where education intertwines with art.

History of Water Engineering

In this zone you will learn about ancient water inventions: the Archimedean screw, water wheel, water clock, and Heron's turbine. You will also be able to operate the devices on your own. In addition, you will find out about how important water is for the development of every civilisation by examining the examples of Egypt and the Nile.

In this zone only

  • Replicas of ancient inventions
  • Models of the biggest ships
  • Multimedia model of the Nile

City and Water

Dowiesz się, ile średnio litrów wody dziennie na jednego mieszkańca zużywa takie miasto jak Wrocław w porównaniu do Dubaju. Zobaczysz także imponującą satelitarną mapę Wrocławia, na której prezentujemy m.in. wizualizację powodzi tysiąclecia, która w lipcu 1997 roku nawiedziła Polskę. Przedstawiamy tutaj również proces produkcji i dostarczania wody oraz odbioru i oczyszczania ścieków.

In this zone only

  • Historical maps of Wrocław
  • Multimedia map of Wrocław
  • Interactive map of MPWiK

States of Water

Water occurs in three states of matter, which in itself makes it an amazing substance. You will find out about its properties to understand why it is so important in almost every aspect of life. You will take a closer look at its journey within the hydrological cycle and learn to tell the difference between types of clouds to accurately forecast the weather.

In this zone only

  • Blizzard simulator
  • Fire from steam
Water printer Entrance Zone Planet of Water Depths Ocean of Life Children Zone Relaxation zone Man and Water Temporary Exhibitions Zone History of Water Engineering City and Water States of Water
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Temporary exhibitions

"Don't let me lose my colours"

8 February - 17 April 2020

Sweaters from second-hand shops, yarn, wool and plexiglass waste - among other things, these materials were used to create the exhibition "Don't let me lose my colours". This way, the artist has drawn attention to the problem of coral reefs going extinct. The existence of coral reefs is under a threat these days. They are being harmed not only by climate change, but also by human activity - the clothing industry, right after petrochemistry, is the second largest "poisoner" in the world - explains Linda Lemon, the originator of the exhibition.



Intriguing installation will be complemented by multimedia materials. Guests will see, among others, videos made in the Gdynia Aquarium.

Apart from gaining knowledge?

Other attractions

Interactive games

Addictive fun not only for children. Swimming with dolphins and exploring the seabed is just the beginning.

Arcadia Cafe

After buying a ticket, we invite you for coffee and something sweet in our cafe - Arcadia Cafe. Lunches are served in restaurants near the Market Square and Pl. Wróblewskiego.

Gift shop

Looking for an idea for a gift? Get one of our educational toys for children, a souvenir from Wrocław or a Hydropolis gadget.

Multimedia attractions

Among over 70 of them there is - a grand Earth model with a 360 degree screen of 65 metres in length. The exhibits are accompanied by over 40 scientific articles.