Tatra Park Nature Education Centre


The national park's education centre walks visitors through the natural history of the mountains, including dioramas, interactive displays, kids' activities and a giant model of the Tatras. As numbers are limited to 40 people at a time, you may want to book through the website. Last entry is one hour before closing.

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