Vida Science Centre


This interactive science centre located within the Brno Exhibition Grounds will appeal to children of all ages. Through games, videos, machines and activities, kids are encouraged to learn about planet earth, the human body, technology and history. There's a cafe and restaurant on site, and the air-conditioned interior can be a relief on a hot summer day.

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