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Science and Innovation centre "VIZIUM"

The construction of Science and Innovation Centre VIZIUM has begun in October 2019, and the opening of the VIZIUM is scheduled in the beginning of 2022.

The construction of Science and Innovation Centre VIZIUM in Ventspils has started since 2019, and its mission is to spread knowledge of physics, nature, interaction of substances, sound and light in an easily-to-understand manner, and to deepen understanding of science and its all-encompassing nature throughout different target audiences.

The construction of the Science and Innovation Centre of Ventspils has begun on 11 October 2019, whereas the opening of the centre is scheduled in the spring of 2022.

Interactive educational exhibition halls, 88 interactive exhibits, science shows, laboratories, conference rooms, classes and tech creative workshops will be available in the Centre of Science, that can be attended to study physics, chemistry and other natural sciences.

The aim of the chosen exhibits is to awaken interest of children and youth in information technology and natural sciences from an early age and to contribute to a better understanding of the development of physics, engineering sciences, technologies and processes that occur in nature. The exhibits will be both educational and interactive, they will also be an important element of educational and teaching programs, as this will be vital during studying different topics.

It is planned to build seven different galleries in the Centre:  Gallery of Smart Technologies, simulators, Gallery of Geography and the World, Gallery of Human and Self-perception, Gallery of Physics and Mathematics, Children’s Gallery and Sports Gallery.

The Centre of Innovation is planned to hold events that help in developing businesses, create office space to attract and support young entrepreneurs, and create 90 workplaces.  A large part of the premises will be given to merchants, most of whom are entrepreneurs in the field of information technology.

Main activities of Science and Innovation Centre:

  • Thematic exhibitions of Science Centre
  • Education by interest in digital competencies 
  • Development of digital competencies for students and teachers
  • Career education and development of professional competencies

Main educational programs:

  • Natural sciences
  • Smart technologies
  • Physics and Mathematics
  • Geography and the World
  • Information and communication technologies
  • Human self-exploration

Target groups:

  • Pupils of preschool
  • Students of primary, secondary and technical schools
  • Students
  • Teachers
  • General community: families, elderly, tourists, etc.

Planned events for target group involvement:

  • Development of educational and training programs for students in the fields of ICT and STEM, especially in the field of technology, natural sciences and engineering sciences.
  • Educational and training programs for teachers, aimed at development of such school environment values as curiosity, innovation and entrepreneurship, additionally teaching ICT and STEM subjects with the aim of increasing knowledge, skills and competencies as a whole.
  • Technologically creative workshops and seminar programs
  • Laboratory of prototyping for school students with thematic workshops in the field of ICT and STEM – reinforcing the diversity of the educational process by increasing practical tasks, including use of equipment for the creation of a real product.
  • Laboratory work and scientific show programs.
  • Outside events and seminars for students, children and families. Creation of family school with intention of collaborative learning and strengthening cooperation between children and parents.
  • Usage of exhibits in conjunction with educational programs to popularise ICT and STEM.
  • Seminars, extracurricular activities, science camps to promote ICT, STEM, entrepreneurship and innovations, providing the necessary raw materials.

Building parameters of VIZIUM Centre:

  • Total area:  6270 m2
  • Floors in the building: 5
  • Number of parking spaces: 153
  • Planned number of visitors per year: 80,000

Live stream of the construction of Science and Innovation Centre  is available here!

Opening hours

08:00-18:00 (1,2,3,4,5)

10:00-16:00 (6,7)

10:00- 15:00 

(National holidays)

 

Contacts

VENTSPILS TOUR.INF. CENTRE

Address: 6 Darzu Street, Ventspils, LV 3601
Telephone
: +371 63622263, +371 29232226
Email: tourism@ventspils.lv

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