The Experimentarium is part of the Sofia Tech Park infrastructure, built with the financial aid provided by the Operational Programme Development of the Competitiveness of the Bulgarian Economy 2007-2013 and the Operational Program Innovations and Competitiveness 2014-2020. According to the requirements of the project the Experimentarium will be used for exhibitions, events and educational activities targeted to fostering, facilitating and increasing public awareness of the research and innovation results, as well as for educational purposes.
As part of Phase 2 of the Science and Technology Park the first interactive children’s center TechnoMagicLand (https://technomagicland.com) was established in June 2018.
The permanent exhibition is located on the second floor of the building (occupying approximately 1000 sq.m.) and is managed by the civil-law partnership between Sofia Tech Park JSC and the leading Bulgarian software company “Technologica” ЕАD established for that purpose. According to the Partnership Statute the aim is the establishment and the development of an interactive children’s center. 30% of the exhibition should be renewed every year. In case profit, it will not be distributed as dividends, but it will be reinvested obligatory in the renewal and development of the exhibition. The civil-law partnership is open for participation of other private, or legal entities, who are interested to support, or develop further the exhibition. The ambition of Sofia Tech Park is the interactive children’s center to become part of the European Network of Science Centers and Museums.
TechnoMagicLand provides interesting, entertaining and useful activities targeted for children 7 to 14 years of age, as well as students from technical high-schools, and with technical interests. The exhibition consists of interesting experiments, interactive installations and experiments in chemistry, physics, mathematics, computer sciences, robotics, optics and others. The children may get in touch in a entertaining and interesting way to the science and technology world, as they look and interact with interactive exhibits, or as they participate in different workshops, lectures and demonstrations. This way, they get acquainted with different scientific and technological breakthroughs, with the purpose to foster creative thinking, to arouse interest for science and its achievements, to knowledge dissemination and others. Group visits, as well as trainings in robotics, engineering and others are organized.
The Museum/Experimentarium provides additionally two exhibition halls, respectively 193.5 sq.m. and 882.2 sq.m., equipped with the necessary lightning, suitable for events of different sizes.
The Experimentarium is the place, in which everyone may get acquainted with the results of the research and the technology transfer in the science and technology park. The new technologies, products and services, created by the incubated by Sofia Tech Park companies will be presented there, too. The Experimentarium will host exhibitions with versatile scope, dedicated to innovative services or products, to art innovations, technical equipment, devices and others.
The newly built pedestrian bridge over Tsarigradsko Shousse Blvd. provides access to the museum center, the park territory and to the rest of the buildings of the science and technology park. There is a dedicated and equipped exhibition area over the pedestrian bridge.