SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY CENTRE – FUN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY: MAIN PROGRAMME AND EXTRAS DURING THE FESTIVAL
1. FREE ENTRY FOR CHILDREN up to 15 years of age and 140 cm of height to the unique interactive SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY CENTRE during Colours of Ostrava (must be accompanied by an adult).
2. The SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY CENTRE is part of the ČEZ Family Park competition tour. The smallest visitors (up to age 6) can visit the Large Science and Technology Centre and collect stamps in their score cards. The competition booth is located in front of the Children's World.
3. ENTERTAINMENT FOR ADULTS – Visit the BODY AND TECHNOLOGY exhibition, located on the ground floor of the Large Science and Technology Centre. It is an original exhibition showing how modern technologies make life easier for people with disabilities. By means of comics, you can learn about the stories of people who have not given up and live a full life after serious injuries. Try out life in a world where the sense of touch replaces eyes, where centimetres decide whether you will be self-supporting or reliant on help from others. Collect stamps at our POINTS and visit this exhibition with a 50% discount. Visit the IGRÁČEK exhibition in the U6 Small Science and Technology Centre. All Czechs know of the legendary toy-figure that encourages children's fantasy and imagination. The exhibition is interactive so that you and your children can touch, try and build everything according to your imagination. The exhibition includes a photo-corner with a life-sized Igráček figure. Both exhibitions have an entry fee.
4. THE BIG BANG STAGE – A new Meltingpot stage in the Science Theatre. Entry is free for festival visitors, access through the reception of the Large Science and Technology Centre.
5. SCIENCE POINTS within the festival grounds – we will in your midst during the festival! We have set up sites with fun experiments and tasks – come and have fun at our colourful booths! A GYROSCOPE has been installed in the festival grounds for the most courageous (from 14:00).
OPENING HOURS DURING COLOURS OF OSTRAVA:
Wednesday 12:00–20:00, Thursday to Saturday 11:00–20:00
WHAT IS THE SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY CENTRE?
Ostrava's Science and Technology Centre is a modern European science centre built in the unique environment of the Dolní Vítkovice industrial premises. It consists of two parts. The first of them, the U6 Small Science and Technology Centre was created in the refurbished giant hall of the former Power Exchange No. 6 and hosts a unique exhibition offering an opportunity to follow and touch the development of industry and technical progress. The Large Science and Technology Centre is two years younger. The modern building, awarded the Building of 2014 award, designed by the famous architect Josef Pleskot, is characterised by its unmistakable mirror façade, hiding four permanent interactive exhibitions – Children's World, the World of Science and Discoveries, the World of Civilisation and the World of Nature. Apart from hundreds of interactive exhibits there are also the largest Czech non-commercial 3D cinema, a Science Theatre as well as modern laboratories and classrooms used not only by schools but also by the general public. Dolní Vítkovice, including its Science and Technology Centre, is one of the main tourist attractions in the Czech Republic, welcoming more than 1.5 million visitors in 2018.
WHAT ADDITIONAL PROGRAMMES DOES THE SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY CENTRE OFFER?
· EXHIBITIONS – four permanent interactive and fun science and technology exhibitions
· RICH ACCOMPANYING PROGRAMME – promotional workshops in laboratories and other facilities
· 3D CINEMA – top 3D cinema for 194 visitors presenting entertaining documentaries
· Normal opening hours: Sun–Fri 10:00–18:00, Sat 10:00–20:00
Tickets can be purchased at the reception of either the U6 Small or Large Science and Technology Centre. The Science and Technology Centre is one of the attractions of Dolní Vítkovice covered by a special 20% discount on admission. This only applies during Colours of Ostrava. Prices and other details can be found here: stcostrava.cz
BOLT TOWER AND BOLT CAFÉ WITH A VIEW OF THE FESTIVAL GROUNDS
Visit the extension of former blast furnace No. 1 – the Bolt Tower during the festival. It offers a unique view of not only the whole festival grounds, but also the distant surroundings with the captivating horizon of the Beskydy Mountains. You can enjoy delicious coffee and other selected snacks in the highest of Ostrava’s cafés as part of the Small Tour. The helix-shaped superstructure can boast of being opened by the world-famous athlete Usain Bolt in 2015.
LANDEK PARK – MINING MUSEUM – GO DOWN THE MINE
Do you want to experience the feelings of a miner - from dressing up in historic dressing rooms with chain changers to the underground walk to the workplace? Come to the Landek Park. You can have a ride in the original man-rider cars designed to transport people in the mine and towed by a still functioning mining locomotive. Our experienced miners will act as guides for your tour. As a new feature you can visit the exhibition "Ferdinand the Horse and Other Four-Legged Miners", loved especially by children. The equally unique exhibition of the mining rescue service will present a collection of different breathing apparatuses, capturing their development from 1883 to the present. Experienced mining rescuers will introduce you to their technology and their experience of underground rescue operations.
Another novelty is the newly opened Landek Aquarium, located at the dead end of the Odra River. You will find all sorts of fish in tanks of various sizes, the largest of which contains 5,000 litres of water.
There is a 20% discount for all visitors to Colours of Ostrava during the festival. Tickets can be purchased at the Landek Park box office.
Mining exhibitions are open daily from 9:00 to 18:00, and the last tour starts at 16:00.
Pod Landekem č. 64, 725 29 Ostrava – Petřkovice, GPS 49°51'59.461"N, 18°15'41.181"E, www.landekpark.cz
MILAN DOBEŠ MUSEUM
Experience Colours of Ostrava unconventionally in the world of op-art. Currently, you can find works by the world's best artists in the fine-art scene, such as the founder of op-art Victor Vasarely, the unique guru of the particular arts Josef Albers or Getulio Alviani from Italy. As for the Czech artists, the museum features works by Jiří Kolář, Zdeněk Sýkora and, last but not least, David Boriani and Aurélie Nemours.
Lecture: Josef Pleskot and Norbert Schmidt (CZE) - CROSSES BY ARTISTS AND ARCHITECTS OF THE 20th AND 21st CENTURIES
Friday 19/ 7/ 16:00–17:00
How some of leading Czech and global artists have perceived the theme of the cross. Norbert Schmidt, an architect and the head of the Theology and Arts Centre at the Charles University will show how deeply inspiring, yet diverse is the concept of the cross by such diverse artists as Henri Matisse, Joseph Beuys, Arnulf Rainer, Eduardo Chillida and others. The architect Josef Pleskot will be another speaker on the cross theme. The discussions will include the installation of “Something Not Completed…” in Litomyšl, the procession cross for the Church of the Sacred Heart in Prague's Vinohrady, and the cross recently installed in the staircase space above the new gate of the Dominican Monastery in Prague's Old Town, among others.
Guided tours of the Milan Dobeš Museum 11:00–19:00
• A guided tour of the museum at every even hour.
• Tour duration 45–60 minutes.
• The last tour starts at 19:00.
• OP-ART: Be like Victor Vasaraly and create your own optical illusion.
• Building a City: Cities are built for many years and are made up of several parts. Children in the role of architects will try to build a city within this programme.
IKEA AND AVION SHOPPING PARK
Free parking, a discounted festival menu and fun for the whole family
Just 5 km from the Colours of Ostrava grounds. The campus is wheelchair accessible and adapted to families with children. There is fFree wi-fi. It houses more than 180 shops, cafés, restaurants, places to relax, have fun or do sports.
1. FREE PARKING: Reserved free parking spaces throughout the festival.
2. DISCOUNTED FESTIVAL MENU: You can eat comfortably in the IKEA restaurant or have your food packed and take it away. Breakfast special: from CZK 29. Lunch special: from CZK 69. Children's special: from CZK 35.
4. CHILDREN'S CORNER WITH BABYSITTING: in IKEA and in the mall.
5. FREE MOBILE DEVICE CHARGING AND WI-FI: throughout the shopping centre.
6. SPORTS, ENTERTAINMENT, RELAX: Just show your festival bracelet and get a discount on all the attractions listed below.
E-motion Park – driving an electric go-kart will surely become your unforgettable experience.
Giraffe Fun Park – 2,330 m2 of children's fun. State-of-the-art 9D cinema, climbing frames, roundabouts, slides, go-karts and more.
Sports Zone – in-line track, children's playground, 32-metre-long children's cable-way and a multifunctional playground for a variety of collective and individual sports. Sports equipment can be rented at the information desk in Avion (near the Albert Hypermarket). You can rent a soccer ball and goals, a volleyball net or football-tennis net, for example. There are also umbrellas, blankets and barbecue facilities available.
Opening hours: 9:00–21:00, IKEA Restaurant from 8:30.
How to get there from the festival?
By car: GPS 49.7991244N, 18.2277383E, public transport: tram line No. 2 in direction to Výškovice
Present your Colours wristband during the festival and get a free children’s ticket with your full adult ticket purchase. This cannot be combined with other discounts.
Visit a unique amusement park full of robotic and static life-size dinosaur models. You can look forward to a 3D Cinema included in the ticket price, a DinoExpres ride, a Mesozoic volcano, many children’s attractions and, of course, a lot of fun.
DinoPark is located in the districts of Orlová and Doubrava.
U DinoParku 1, 735 33 Doubrava, phone: +420 378 774 636, e-mail: email@example.com, www.dinopark.cz
OSTRAVA ZOO AND BOTANICAL PARK
Entrance fee with the Colours of Ostrava wristband: CZK 90 (CZK 30 discount from the standard price).
Ostrava Zoo was founded in 1951. It currently keeps over 4,000 animals on an area of 100 hectares. In recent years, the zoo has undergone significant modification, new pavilions are being built as well as large natural enclosures or walk-through animal presentations. The zoo features a Botanical Park with 6 km of nature trails and a unique botanical environment. The greatest attractions include the elephant herd featuring a baby-elephant and the Evolution Pavilion with its rainforest atmosphere. Take part in some of the commented meetings at different animals.
You can get to Ostrava Zoo by public transport: trolleybus No. 104 (starting at Náměstí Republiky). Michálkovická 2081/197, Ostrava, tel.: 596 241 269, www.zoo-ostrava.cz
, opening hours: 9:00 – 19:00. The booking office and pavilions close at 18:00.
Entrance fee with Colours of Ostrava wristband: CZK 1.
PLATO provides a facility to all who want to understand the world in a broader context. It reflects the world's complexity and richness through contemporary (visual) arts. The interior as an artwork by 18 artists, the bistro offering a special Colours menu, a post-apocalyptic garden, an inspirational library with reading and home borrowing, a unique selection of books in the shop, a cinema, a theatrical and concert stage.
An installation consisting of the façade elements of the Bauhaus Art School in Dessau, Germany
Temporary structures 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6
Library, bistro, shop, garden, cloakroom, infopoint, cinema, stage and display as site-specific artwork
Lucie Rosenfeldová: Oh, my own? Exhibition of one work of art for the PLATO cloak room
We share minerals and semi-precious stones. Take a stone from our garden or bring your own findings!
Open Tue–Sun 10:00–18:00, Wed until 20:00, Janáčkova 22 (former Bauhaus), 702 00 Ostrava, firstname.lastname@example.org, tel.: 702 206 099, www.plato-ostrava.cz
LOOKOUT TOWER OF THE NEW CITY HALL AND SLEZSKOSTRAVSKÝ CASTLE
20% discount on admission to both attractions for visitors of Colours of Ostrava.
Lookout Tower of the New City Hall
Enjoy the view of the city from the tallest city hall tower in the Czech Republic, learn a lot from the guide's presentation and get to know Ostrava as it is.
A slightly different castle. Guided tours take place daily at 10:30, 12:30 and 14:30. You can now visit exhibitions of the Amber Route and Silk Road Museum, which offers a unique walk through the history of the Old World.
Experience an alternative tour of the city in the form of one of the most appreciated social achievements in the Czech Republic. Pragulic enables the public to get to know and experience the world of homeless people, thus changing the stereotypical views of homelessness. Your guide 'from the street' will take you to the Karolina and Vítkovice areas – get to know Ostrava from a different perspective!
Tour duration: 2.5 hours
Fee during the festival: CZK 200 per adult, CZK 100 CZK discounted (+ possible tip to the guide :) )
Meeting point: At the Trdlocafé booth next to the Nová Karolina shopping centre (for the tour of Trojhalí) OR at the Maryčka Café, Hlubina (for the tour of Hlubina and Dolní Vítkovice)
Tour registration and other Information: At the Pragulic festival stand OR at ostrava.pragulic.cz OR in Ostrava Infocentres. If you have any questions, please write to email@example.com . In urgent cases, call 774 955 575.
DUEL PARK - ESCAPE GAMES
Super fun for a group of 2–6 people. Accept the challenge and come with your group to experience an escape game. Solve a mystery, reveal a secret and have a lot of fun.
Egypt and Armageddon games (60 min)
Admission with Colours of Ostrava wristband for CZK 900 (standard price is CZK 1,500)
Mystery from Louvre game (45 min)
Admission with Colours of Ostrava wristband for CZK 720 (standard price is CZK 1,200)
Čujkovova 42, Ostrava-Zábřeh, reservation: www.duelpark.cz or by phone: Martina Novotná, 774,774,682
OSTRAVA E-MOTION PARK
All festival participants receive a fare reduced by one category. The price will be CZK 159 for a standard ride (worth CZK 199) and for the PRO ride CZK 199 (worth CZK 249). Each participant will receive a free drink (Coke, Fanta, Sprite, coffee, tea or water) for the first ride; the hall will specially be open from 10:00 during Colours of Ostrava (Wed to Sat).
URBAN MOTION PARKOUR PARK
The Urban Motion Parkour Park offers visitors 1 + 1 entry free of charge, as well as 1 hour of coached training for a special price for individuals or groups. All movement lovers will come into their own in the recently opened UM Parkour Park hall. Our trainers in charge of the content and safety of training sessions have more than a decade of experience in the sports. They are always there for you and will help you to learn or improve your skills and push your limits. More than 500 m² of floor space provides a truly wide range of obstacles and methods of getting from A to B. Do not hesitate and come and try it out for yourself.
50% discount from full-day admission for Colours of Ostrava visitors. JoJo Park is a family entertainment centre for parents with children from 0 to 11 years, but older children and adults won’t be bored either. You will find a café in Jojo Park with excellent coffee, refreshments from our own production, pizza and a wide selection of soft drinks and lemonades with fruits. A playground for the youngest children is adjacent to the café. Older children can take advantage of the centre's other attractions, such as a large crawling labyrinth, bouncy castle, air hockey, table tennis, minigolf and a didactic playroom.
1 + 1 minigolf game free for festival visitors.
Have a go with the family-popular minigolf in the pleasant summer garden in the middle of the Bělský Forest. Čujkovova 3081 / 52a 700 30 Ostrava-Zábřeh, daily 10:00–22:00, www.restaurace-minigolf.cz
COOLTOUR CULTURAL CENTRE
Festival mornings tend to be heavy and sweaty, but mainly hungry. If you are roaming around the centre looking for something to eat we have a solution! We are ready for you with breakfast specials in our summer garden right on the way from the tent town at Černá louka. Sandwiches, muesli, home-made lemonade, beer… every festival day from 9 am until whenever in the garden of the Cooltour Cultural Centre!
CAFÉ CLUB DOCK
All visitors to Colours of Ostrava are invited to enjoy a great time by the river. We make delicious breakfasts and have a special 1+1 discount on our coffee and home-made lemonades. You will not lose the festival mood with us. Havlíčkovo nábřeží 28, 702 00 Ostrava, www.clubdock.cz