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Ekspozycja przyrodnicza Ojcowskiego Parku Narodowego

Ojców National Park nature exhibition

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32-047 Ojców
The nature exhibition of the Ojców National Park is located in the former hotel Pod Łokietkiem in Ojców. The exhibition begins in the projection room with two films made in 3D, one of which presents the creation of the Prądnik valley from the period of the Upper Jura to contemporary times, and the other presents the Ojców National Park. After the projection, visitors go to the exhibition rooms, where they will be accompanied by an audio-guide.

The first room is devoted to geological issues. Here you can see, among others, a thick cylindrical core sample of the earth showing the geological strata of the Ojców vicinity, numerous geological and palaeontological exhibits from the Park area, and the imprints and casts of Jurassic creatures found therein. The room on the first floor houses the reconstruction of a cave. You can hear the water dripping from the ceiling and sounds made by bats, while the guide explains the issues related to the formation of caves and their intriguing stalactites and stalagmites, as well as the history of the settlement the area of the present-day Park by its earliest inhabitants in primeval times. The next room features a 1:2000 scale mock-up of Ojców National Park and the lands neighbouring it. The remains of a woolly mammoth and a cave bear as well as archaeological artefacts related to the presence of humans in the area for more than 120,000 years are on display in exhibition cabinets. Further on, the exhibition presents memorabilia that once belonged to Professor Władysław Szafer, who was one of the originators of the creation of Ojców National Park. The main part of the nature exhibition consists of a room with a diorama showing the three nature environments peculiar to the Park, together with selected representatives of its plants and animals.

Six news information kiosks have been installed at the disposal of the visitors, allowing them to expand their knowledge of the Park or send a virtual postcard to their friends.