“With energy” exhibition
The darkness of the long tunnel, a play of lights, mysterious sounds and exploding colours, expressive photographs showing the most amazing phenomena and cosmic spaces, an exciting walk through the galaxies, constellations, nebulaea journey to the most distant corners of the universe. So starts an interesting adventure with science in the Southern Caponiere on Góra Gradowa: an adventure, because the exhibition is interactive, awakening the spirit of explorers and experimenters. The permanent exhibition “With energy” consists of two equally interesting parts: The Energy Laboratory and the REenergy Laboratory. The first presents different kinds of energy, their source, transformation from one form into another. In two large aquariums one can per- sonally produce the effect of a tsunami and discover what exactly determines the energy of sea waves and how it can be used. “Newton’s Cradle” and “Energy in the Kitchen” are other places where you can learn interesting phenomena where physics ceases to be a school terror! Equally interesting is the REenergy Laboratory devoted to topics related to ecology and segregation of waste, where you can look at trash from the perspective of space, play the computer game “Action:Segregation”, or start a plane with a light beam. Caponiere conceals many secrets. For example, from the exposition in the tunnel leads a narrow staircase to the cellar where... - well, let’s allow the visitors to discover it themselves. It is worth it!
It is worth visiting the entire Hewelianum Centre on Góra Gradowa. Not only in South Caponiere can you spend an interesting time. The education and learning centre at the Góra Gradowa fort is full of surprises. You can learn about the turbulent history from this part of the city in the historic, restored buildings of the former fort, situated at the summit of Majdan fortifications and barracks as well as the complex of the former ammunition laboratory. The few dozen suggestive exhibits from the “Time Machine- Man and Missile” exhibition will bring us closer to the past. In the shelters and artillery are presented episodes from the Góra Gradowa fort, trivia related to the art of war, such as the history of black gun powder and a fortification workshop. Who played and lived in the fort during the period of the Free City of Gdańsk? How did the Radio Free Europe jammer work? Models of selected fort structures, biographies of fortification constructors, aerial photographs, both contemporary photos as well as from the 1920’s, a radio play in which famous Polish actors play the roles of historic persons and narrators. The sightseeing route, running between earth embankments restored in accordance with the ancient art of building fortifications, provides memorable experiences. Very popular are the exhibitions “Fun with History”, “Puzzle”, “Gallery Traffic” or “Around the World”, while the youngest guests will be fascinated with the “Mr. Inkblot’ Laboratory”. In the future is planned the creation of a planetarium on Góra Gradowa and using a cable car to connect its slopes to the city.