Having read, I have forgotten; Having seen, I have remembered; Having made it myself, I know!
The Hiša eksperimentov (HE) is a "hands-on" science centre. The idea of establishing such centre started in 1994. HE was established as non-profit foundation in 1996. After four years of development and temporary exhibitions around Slovenia we were able to set up a permanent exhibition in the premises owned by the Ljubljana municipality. HE attracts yearly around 25.000 visitors. It is a place where the enjoyment of learning, promoting of science and humour intertwine. In HE visitors can interact with over 50 "hands-on" exhibits with all being developed, designed and build in HE. Each exhibit contains also written explanation that unobtrusively invites visitors to read more and immerse deeply into science while experimenting. The process of improving new exhibit is a never ending story. After a new exhibit has been put into operation, we are constantly checking its usage, improving weak points and enhancing its attractiveness. The statement "Learning is fun" describes our main mission – promotion of the enjoyment in learning. It is obvious that learning by experimenting and testing you by yourself are the right way to obtain new knowledge and increase the desire to acquire even more knowledge. From 2009 we organise yearly event called Znanstival (Sciencetival) – a science festival of science shows, workshop, spectacles, lectures... . In 2013 we also started INSPIRE (INternational »Science Performance Is Ready« Event) – workshop for creating and running science shows.
Contact person: Miha Kos
Web & Social Media: www.he.si
Address: Trubarjeva cesta 39, 1000 Ljubljana