The exhibition shows the richness and diversity of our planet, both in macro and micro scale. You learn here about the Earth’s place in the Universe, the processes shaping the climate, the natural phenomena and the fauna and flora that surround us. You can visit individual continents, ecosystems, geographical lands and culture areas. The last element of the mosaic is a man and his place in the natural environment, which is marked by the development of civilization.
In the first casemate, the geological structure of the planet has been presented, as well as the processes taking place inside it.
The Asia room attracts with its interesting combination of ancient culture and modern technology. While travelling by elevator, you get to know the floors of mountain vegetation, and while folding origami, you learn about endangered animal species.
In Africa, you track down animals by breaking through a maze of ropes. You can see how dunes come into being and learn about the issues related to water management.
The dominant feature of the space devoted to Australia and Oceania is the ”burning tree”, i.e., an installation referring to the eternally glowing trees in the hot territories of Australia.
Among the ubiquitous white of the Arctic and the Antarctic, you can learn how aurora is formed, you get to know the fauna and flora of the polar poles, as well as the history of glacial periods and their impact on the climate.
The artistic materials that we have used in South America, i.e. dense openworks on the walls, soft floor and the complex structure of the ceiling, are supposed to convey the illusion of the Amazon jungle thicket.
The installation with cocoa fruits introduces the visitors to the topic of South America’s flora, while the installation of the tropical rainforest presents the Amazon fauna, especially the variety of insects, spiders and birds. The last point is the Amazon rafting, where you learn about the importance of the river and its inhabitants.
In the space of North America, you enter the world of the elements. The artistic concept of this zone refers to the rocky American landscape, and the tectonic solids of the Grand Canyon constitute the background for presenting the history of geological periods on Earth and the most interesting fossils.
In the last room, you learn about the principles of natural processes and the secrets of European national parks. The scenery transforms itself into a civilization environment, presenting issues related to the history of art and design.