3D planetarium in Plzeň
of family moments
The Plzeň ZOO houses thousands of animal species and belongs among the best in the Czech Republic. Siberian tigers, lions, giraffes, zebras, red pandas, lemurs, etc. Can all be seen here. Narrated feeding of penguins, viewing bears in one of Czechia’s biggest bear enclosures, the mysterious “Underground world” exhibition and a stroll through the African and Indian pavilion are a great experience. Lüftnerka, the renovated 19th century homestead is another attraction. You’ll discover the true life of a Czech farmhouse thanks to domestic animals and hundreds of exhibits. You can also view hundreds of fishes, lizards, and reptiles at the Akva Tera terrariums. Another part of the zoo is the Dinopark, with huge animated dinosaur models. Hundreds of interactive exhibits, a 3D projection on a giant globe and loads of fun are waiting for you on in the several thousand square metre area of the unique Techmania Science Centre and the state-of-the-art 3D planetarium in Plzeň. You will examine physical laws, come to know the world through unconventional games, discover the world of animals and nature, uncover the power of energy and technology, and get to know the planets. You will feel like you are floating through the depths of space during the 2D and 3D projections in the planetarium. You will experience the scent of steam locomotives and trains and the magic of railroads and old stations in the railroad museum in Bezdružice in the Tachov region. Your day will be unique if you decide to arrive on a historical train with a steam locomotive. For those who want to experience a shiny world full of unique motorcycles there are motorcycle museums in Chlumčany, Železná Ruda and Kašperské Hory, where they further exhibit unique toys. Further options to entertain children are offered at the Archeopark in Prášily, Fairytale Land in Brčálník in the Bohemian Forest, the Bohemian Forest National Park, with its unique animal observation areas, the Fairy tale cottage in Mlázovy, Plzeň’s Museum of Ghosts and Fairy Tales, a recreational path with forest games near Kašperské Hory, and many further places worth visiting. Our tip Learn about the secrets of puppets The puppetry tradition is very strong in the Plzeň region. The legacy of eminent Czech puppeteers and puppet masters, such as Josef Skupa, Jiří Trnka and others, lives on here. A visit to the Puppet Museum or to the famous children’s Alfa Theatre in Plzeň will impress both large and small alike.