In the revitalised buildings of the former EC1 Lodz Power Plant, there is a unique cultural centre, a place for meetings and a wise way of spending free time. There is the most modern in Poland and one of the most modern in Europe Planetarium, recognized as one of the “7 New Wonders of Poland 2016” of the National Geographic Traveller magazine and The Centre for Science and Technology – the largest centre of this kind in the country. In 2021, it is planned to open the Comic and Interactive Narration Centre and the Elemental Street (ul. Żywiołów) - interactive play space for children aged 3-10. This is also the headquarters of the Łódź Film Commission and The National Centre of Film Culture, which will be opened for the visitors in 2023.
The Science and Technology Centre addresses its offer to schools and organisers of free time activities for children and adolescents as well as for individual visitors. It offers a permanent exhibition within three educational trails: “Energy processing”, presenting the history of the place and the secrets of the activities of the former coal-fired power plants; “The History of Knowledge and Civilisation”, allowing to get to know through play, experience and experiments the laws of science, exploration of which was the basis of the development of civilisation, and “Microworld – Macroworld” presenting things invisible for the unaided human eye. The exhibitions are accompanied by numerous workshops, meetings and special events.
The Planetarium, equipped with a 14-meter spherical screen and an advanced 8K projection system, gives popular science performances, prepared with a view to adults and young viewers. The latter can also watch cartoons adapted to be displayed on the dome.
Life concerts of the stars are held here accompanied by the full-dome animation.
Łódź Film Commission is the operator of the oldest Film Fund in Poland, which allowed to finance among others the Oscar-winning “Ida” and “Cold War” by Paweł Pawlikowski or “Afterimage” by Andrzej Wajda. It provides producers with help in finding location, obtaining permits or allocating urban space, it supports them in maintaining contact with municipal services and local media.
The Comic and Interactive Narration Centre intends to bring closer the visitors to the issue of comic art and interactive narration through exhibitions presenting a creative series of comic books and games and numerous educational activities.
In the Elemental Street the youngest will be able to get to know in practice the Principle of Energy Conservation, understand the Synergy Effect, learn the value of cooperation and above all to have fun while using interactive stands as well as taking part in family games and workshops.
After the completion of the investment, The National Centre of Film Culture will be the only such a film education centre in Poland and in this part of Europe. There will be three permanent exhibitions, the state-of-the-art workshop space for film education needs, a multimedia film library and a cinema.
Reservations and purchase of individual tickets: bilety.ec1lodz.pl