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Exhibitions

 

Exhibitions in iQLANDIA and iQPARK offer gigantic didactic aids by which pupils and students discover or enhance the knowledge gained at school. 

 

More on the exhibitions: 

iQLANDIA - GEOlab

Who is going to like it

Do you wonder what it looks like in the very middle of our planet, from where strange sounds sometimes emanate? And what’s below the surface of the Czech Republic? If you’re not too afraid, come down underground with us.

What you will find here

An interactive exhibition dedicated to the geology of the Czech Republic is situated at the very bottom of iQLANDIA, in the basement. Just imagine, nobody had a clue about these mysterious spaces until building work on the center started!

For teachers

If the topics of inanimate nature, origin of the Earth and its structure are currently under discussion in Natural History and Geography, we recommend you visit our GeoLab exhibition. Exhibits have been prepared for students focusing on the development of the crustal structure and other geological processes. The time machine taking pupils back through the history of the Earth is an integral part of the exhibition. You will also find exhibits that will acquaint pupils with the origins and properties of mineral wealth. The seismograph measures the strength and course off seismic waves generated by earthquakes.  
 

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iQLANDIA - Obsolete inventions

Remember and discover the inventions of our grandfathers

  • How did photos use to be taken?
  • What could you find in every household?
  • What equipment did offices have back then?
  • Do you still remember the packaging of the most common foods?

You can find the exhibition in the basement, follow the signs on the floor.

 

iQLANDIA - Water world

Who is going to like it

Children and adults alike will enjoy this exhibition. Here you can play and experiment with water.

What you will find here

Water can do all kinds of things, especially when you’ve got a proper water trough, water wheels, pipes, machines and jets at your disposal! Here you’ll learn the principles of locks, water turbines and the dangers for canoeists lurking beneath weirs. The unique water wall and interactive fountain with a geyser spurting up to the third floor are some of our most popular exhibits. From April to September you can explore and relax in the outdoor section of this exhibition.

For teachers

Water World contains exhibits where pupils can explore the physical behavior of fluids at rest and in motion (hydrostatics and hydromechanics). In the water trough we have prepared a model of a lock, so that children can see the principle of connected vessels in practice. 

Pupils will see which of the turbines best uses the energy of water. In the middle of Water World there is a big stone globe, showing children why our Earth rotates. Other exhibits with a strong didactic effect include a demonstration of the dependence of the size of buoyancy force on fluid density. In the outside section of Water World children can try out one of the oldest pumps with a screw mechanism - Archimedes’ screw.  

iQLANDIA - Elements

Who is going to like it

Are you fascinated by the forces of fire, wind or water? Or are you the type who doesn’t stick their nose out during a summer storm? You needn’t be afraid with us - all the elements and natural disasters can be switched off with the flick of a switch. However, everyone’s made it to the end so far. .

What you will find here

How do water mills, various types of turbine, or even a whole pumped-storage tank work? And what strength of aftershock can you handle on our earthquake simulator? If you still haven’t had enough, you can get your hair combed by a gale-force wind and then warm up by the fire tornado.

For teachers

The Elements exhibition is dedicated to the theme of man and nature, specifically the diversity of nature and natural phenomena. Children can try out simulators of natural disasters such as a gale-force wind and an earthquake. We have not forgotten the fire tornado, which we show off regularly. The most dominant feature of the exhibition is the Tesla transformer. As soon as you start teaching the transformation of voltage and high voltage in physics classes or you want to enthuse your pupils on the subject of electricity, come and have a look. Not only will the pupils see the high-frequency air transformer generating an extremely high voltage, but they will also learn plenty of interesting facts from the life of Nikola Tesla. On the subject of electric current, we have prepared models and schematics for obtaining electricity by alternative methods using the energy of water, the Sun or the wind. The corner with giant bubbles, where the effect of detergent on the surface tension of the fluid is shown in its full splendor, is not just for smaller children.  

Elements-worksheet

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iQLANDIA - GEO

Who is going to like it

Where exactly did the universe, stars and planets come from? Questions as old as mankind itself. But only a lucky few have had the chance to set off on expeditions into the depths of space. Does it appeal to you too? Everybody can become a astronaut here! You just need a bit of courage!

What you will find here

The GEO exhibition is one big adventure. You should definitely start with the Moon jump! You will see on the screen how much weaker gravity is on our satellite. And the absolute ultimate experience is the gyroscope, a cosmic training simulator. How many seconds can you last?

For teachers

Plenty of pupils can calculate overload. But what does it mean to experience 3G overload? Pupils can find out for themselves at the GEO exhibition on the cosmic carousel, which, incidentally, is used for training astronauts. Geometry is part of mathematics education. Let your students crawl through the bottomless Klein bottle and finally learn that even geometry has its own magic.

A number of interactive exhibits, mainly from physics and geography, have been prepared in this exhibition. Exhibits demonstrate phenomena such as Coriolis force, how various layers of earth behave during folding or cracking, and the movement of bodies in their gravitational field. Pupils can find out how high they would jump on the Moon with a gravitational acceleration of 1/6 G. Neither have we forgotten about meteorology, where pupils can try out the function of the atmosphere during the greenhouse effect. If they are not afraid of deeper learning, they can go through the labyrinth of mirrors and down closer to the middle of the Earth (to the GeoLab exhibition).   

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iQLANDIA - TULab

Who is going to like it

The Technical University in Liberec (TUL) is a university with a positive charge, and perhaps our exhibition will inspire you to study one of the courses it offers.

What you will find here

TUL actively explores and researches, and you can try it too - we have a machine for producing nanofibers, a model of an electron microscope, a track where you can chase Lego Mindstorms around and a map showing our region in many layers. In the newly built laboratory you can discover lots of laws from physics and chemistry.

For teachers

The exhibition, which was developed in collaboration with the Technical University of Liberec, has great potential for motivating pupils to study many scientific disciplines. University studies combine various subjects which are taught separately at elementary schools into a single whole. Knowledge is thus interconnected and pupils have the opportunity to see how the structure of butterfly wings or crab shells have inspired the invention of new materials using principles discovered by Mother Nature. However, this would be impossible without technological advances such as the scanning electron microscope, 3D printer, robotic arm or computer controlled motors. Pupils have the chance to see how these things look and work at the Technical University exhibition. Not only that, but Liberec University was made famous by nanofibers. How these threads, invisible to the naked eye, are created, what properties they have and what their industrial scale production looks like as well as the chance to touch nanotextiles are all part of the TULab experience. 

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iQLANDIA - Sexmission

Sexual life in an illustrative, entertaining and sensitive way

  • Go through sections I, WE, THEY and TABOO.
  • Find the answers to sensitive questions.
  • Study the birth phase.
  • Consider the size of sperm.
  • Marvel at the dimensions of the planet’s largest penis.
  • Learn more about sexual deviations.

Suitable for children above 12 years of age.

The exhibition was prepared in cooperation with sexologists and child psychologists and is the first of its kind in Europe.

iQLANDIA - Human

Who is going to like it

Who are we most in contact with throughout our lives? With our own bodies of course! But do we know enough about it (or rather ourselves)? So have a go... Do you know what the largest organ in the human body is? Or whether you can get a ball rolling by the power of your mind? One of the largest exhibitions in iQLANDIA - Human - is dedicated to all those who wish to find out more about themselves.

What you will find here

Around 80 sophisticated exhibits have been prepared in an area of more than 600 m2. You’ll need at least two hours for the tour and experiments on your own body. Don’t be sad if you don’t manage to see everything in one visit. After all, the human body is the most perfect living organism on the planet and it takes a long time to explore it to the last wrinkle. And when you’ve had enough of your body, you can go and have a chat with our humanoid robot Thespian in a number of world languages. (Almost) nothing will unsettle him!

For teachers

The Human exhibition is mostly focused on biology. Our interactive exhibits focus on on bones, muscles, skin and organs, in short one of the great themes of science, which not only doctors need to master. Pupils can have a go at working with internal organs such as the heart, and try to pump 5 liters of blood in a minute. They can check out the pitfalls and benefits of keyhole surgery or measure the volume of their lungs. They can examine life-size models of the human body and learn about the structure of bones and muscles and find out how to replace missing or diseased parts of the human body. 
In the exhibition they have the opportunity to try out their brain activity on the mindball exhibit. In short, they will learn how our body is a perfect machine and learn how to look after it, so that it lasts as long as possible. If you teach biology, you cannot miss out on this exhibition with your pupils. 

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iQLANDIA - Senses


The Senses exhibition combines knowledge of the human body and its functioning with basic principles of physics.

  • Pupils can try out in practice how pressure on one surface is much greater than when spread among thousands of sharp nails. They will also confirm that without air sound does not travel at all.
  • The sense of balance has its center in the inner ear, but it can also be confused.
  • A treadmill provides a direct comparison of the running speed of various different types of animals.
  • One new feature of the exhibition is the Ames House - a well-known optical illusion that takes advantage of our brain’s ability to evaluate things seen quickly and based on previous experience.

iQLANDIA - Kosmo

Who is going to like it 

Unfasten yourself from Earth for a moment and plunge yourself into the depths of space. In our new exhibition you can try out how an astronaut feels and discover the beauty of our solar system and worlds even further away.

What you will find here

Explore the Red Planet with a Mars Rover space buggy, watch the autopsy of an alien and find out how easy or difficult it is to get out of the Vostok 28 landing module.

For teachers

The Cosmo exhibition uses space themes to motivate pupils to study scientific subjects. The pupils will painlessly discover for example the mutual positions of the Earth, Moon and Sun and how these bodies affect each other. They will see what the surface of our nearest star - the Sun - looks like and how it is constantly changing. They will find out how gravitational acceleration affects their weight on various cosmic objects, or take a cosmic skateboard between the planets they will learn so much about on their wild ride. Because science is also fun, pupils can explore the surface of Mars on a space buggy simulator and spend a while 80 million kilometers from our home planet.

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iQLANDIA - Relaxation zones

Who is going to like it

Everybody is going to like it here, by its very nature - both those who want to rest a little after all that pondering, as well as those who still haven’t had enough. Even here, in the comfy relaxation zones, you still have the chance to exercise your brain cells.

What you will find here

Plenty of tricky brain teasers and fun quizzes for you to test your knowledge and shrewdness on. Mathematical exhibits clearly explain Pythagorean theorem or the properties of various conic sections. Lovers of numbers will find out how statisticians characterize the average Czech, and also how many decimal places of Pi they can remember.

For teachers 

Exhibits are not just in the exhibitions, but also in the relaxation zones both inside and out. Children can lift up a car weighing a ton all by themselves using a class one lever and become acquainted with the lives and works of Czech and Liberec scientists, and even the successes of their successors. They can uncover the murderer of a successful young scientist using forensic methods. They can learn mathematics like Pythagorean theorem and its applications and Gaussian distribution, get an idea of the volumetric units and try creating various conic sections. We have prepared popular brain teasers of various difficulties for patient and especially curious pupils, and a variety didactic games for the more playful ones. 

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iQLANDIA - Solar terrace

Who is going to like it

Here all those who like games on a slightly grander scale can let off steam and take in take in the view of the symbol of Liberec - Ještěd. We have one of the most spectacular views  of the city’s dominant feature.

What you will find here

Battleships, tic-tac-toe, all made from wood, no mobiles or tablets. And a brain teaser as a bonus - you’ll find out more on the roof of iQLANDIA.  
 

iQPARK - Water World and Illusions

  • A water trough full of interesting attractions is waiting for you
  • Build a dam.
  • Uncover the secrets of the canal lock.
  • Spin the turbine with a water pistol.
  • Find out why whirlpools form.
  • Go through the mirror labyrinth.
  • Keep your balance balance in the rotating cylinder

iQPARK - The World Around Us

  • What do you want to be when you grow up?
  • Become a firefighter, salesman, bartender, teacher, musician, or TV announcer.
  • Surround yourself with a giant bubble.
  • Build a whole house.
  • Test the mysterious properties of kinetic sand.
  • Enjoy the adult world in a way you can’t in your bedroom.  

iQPARK - Little Surgery

A surgery full of medical aids to try out

  • Lie down on the examination bed.
  • Measure your pressure.
  • Explore how X-rays work.
  • Check your eyesight.
  • Learn to brush your teeth properly.
  • Put the internal organs in the right places of the human body model.

iQPARK - Skills and abilities

Get to know yourself what you can do

  • Try out a sophisticated pipeline system.
  • Practice Morse code.
  • Take a walk on the tilting deck of our model of the Titanic.

iQPARK - I know why

New exhibition coming soon on the fourth floor in iQPARK.

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