“And the walls became the world all around.”
― Maurice Sendak

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Our library and exhibits are closed to the public until health officials give the “all clear.”

A new children's museum in Wroclaw.


The Story Center is here to spark a reading revival. Through exhibitions, performances, and our family library collection we aim to:

  • share outstanding books with children aloud

  • celebrate traditions and world cultures

  • get families inspired by stories and contemporary art

  • practice English and creative thinking

Weekend Workshops - Winter Season


The Story Center is home to an all ages creative studio. Children and adults work side by side creating art to be displayed in the museum. Events are organized in English to give both children and adults from around the world a safe space to connect and create. All ages (6+) are invited to sign up for weekend workshops which run from February 2-April 1.

Storytelling


Stop by for engaging and interactive storytelling! Our talented storytellers will take you on fun adventures. Pick out a book and add it to the read aloud playlist on Sunday mornings 11:00.

What to see...


This fall, visitors to the Story Center may step into Alice's Wonderland.

We have an exhibit of handmade art dolls by a Ukranian artist and teacher Liudmyla Bezusko.

Monika Bielinska, a Polish artist and painter is our artist in residence. For the Wonderland exhibit she has created giant murals, tiny scenery, a Mad tea party, and a 3D selfie swimming station.

Family Library


At the core of the Story Center are stories. In 2017 we began importing hundreds of used picture books from the US. Wroclaw families can come sign up for a library card (with deposit).

Thanks to organizations like the Book Fairy Pantry Project and many friends and supporters, we collected some of the best children’s books from around the world.

What to listen...


Saturday Spotlight Come see a playful English performance of Alice in Wonderland. Following the show, there is a free artistic workshop. Saturdays 10:00-11:30

Sunday Read Aloud - Families can visit the museum and pick out a book to be read out loud. Sundays 11:00-13:00


Our library and exhibits are closed to the public until public health officials give the “all clear”

About


The Story Center is open Saturdays and Sundays from 10:00 - 13:00. We are located at Jastrzębia 18, Wrocław on the second floor of the NAVIGO Center for Innovative Education.

We use fairy tales, folk stories and classic children's books as a way to learn about other cultures and to unlock the imagination.

The Story Center contains a museum, family library and creative workshop studio. Our exhibits of contemporary art are intended to allow visitors to step inside the story and bring the world alive. Each exhibit is designed to travel to schools and culture houses around Wrocław, throughout Lower Silesia and across Poland. Our family library collection is made up of wonderful children's books imported from the United States. We also have a special collection of Theater Arts and Film books. During off hours at the story center, we offer workshops and creative classes. For a full schedule of our Weekend Workshops click here.

If you would like to bring a group of school children for a performance and bespoke workshop, please send an email to storycenter@aardvarkarts.org. We are open on Mondays and Fridays for school groups.

The Wroclaw Children's Museum and Story Center is a project of Fundacja Aardvark Arts. Our other projects include Creative Summer and Shakespeare Club

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The Story Center is open Saturdays and Sundays from 10:00-13:00

Weekend Workshops


The Wroclaw Children's Museum is launching a creative studio for all ages. Events are organized in English to give both children and adults from around the world a safe space to connect and create. All ages (6+) are invited to sign up for weekend workshops which run from February 2-April 1.

We really hope parents will sign up with children. Together we can create a family exhibit to be on display at the Children's Museum of Wroclaw. Fees cover materials and all costs. The Winter Season is stating now!

Creativity Plus

For those who are design oriented, Creativity Plus offers instruction in a wide range of crafts including weaving, papermaking, wire art, sewing, traditional scrolls and more. Aleksandra Nowacka, the creative force behind Malarnia Kreatywna, will lead this 90 minute class towards co-creating the final exhibit.

If your child is 6 we ask that you enroll together.

Who: Children ages 6-12
When: February 2 - April 1
Sundays 13:00-14:30
Where: Story Center, Jastrzębia 18
Cost: 300zl for 9 weeks (final week is Family Exhibit)
Children may attend one trial workshop.

>> Sign up Here <<.

Diabolo Juggling

For kids and adults who have more energy and are looking for rigorous indoor activity, there is a juggling group that will learn to use a Diabolo (also sometimes called the Chiineese yo-yo). Fernando Kowarik Artelow is one half of the award winning international circus act Luis i Nando. This 60 minute workshop will be a great cardio workout, improve focus and concentration, and increase self confidence and resilience. There is even some research that it can help your brain develop new pathways and spark creativity. It's not just for clowns - businesspeople, IT developers and office workers are all welcome to learn something new!

Who: Children ages 6-12
When: February 2 - April 1
Where: Story Center, Jastrzębia 18
Cost: 300zl for 9 weeks (final week is Family Exhibit)
Children may attend one trial workshop.

>> Sign up Here <<.

Piano lessons

Throughout the day on Sunday, individual Piano lessons will be taught by Basia Dabrowa. She is a musician and teacher at Autorska Szkoła Podstawowa NAVIGO (home of the Wroclaw Children’s Museum and Story Center). Like juggling, learning an instrument opens up new connections in the brain and is a great way to develop creativity. As the universal language, music helps with problem solving, focus, coordination and resilience. These individual lessons are 120zl per hour.

Who: Children ages 6-12
When: ongoing beginning March 1
Where: Story Center, Jastrzębia 18
Cost: 120zl per lesson

>> Sign up Here <<.


School Visits


We offer bespoke English based workshops to schools and groups of all ages (4+). Schools can watch a performance, have a read aloud, take part in a drama workshop, or visit our library. We will work with teachers to offer something that fits your group.

Schools are welcome to visit on Mondays and Fridays from 9:30. Depending on the type of workshop, we recommend limiting how many children visit at once: 15 for preschool, 20 for primary years, or 40 for older classes.

>>Email us about your School Visit<<.

Creative Summer


Creative Summer is a solution to the problem of not enough creative thinking in schools. Our summer day camp is a month long art program in Wrocław for children 7-15, where they get to choose what to make and explore.

The program has two sessions June 29-July 11 and July 13-25. Students may enroll for a two week session or the entire four weeks. Classes are from 9:00-4:00 each day.

>> Learn more and Sign up Here <<.


The Story Center is open Saturdays and Sundays from 10:00-13:00

Privacy Policy

The Wroclaw Children's Museum and Story Center is a project of Fundacja Aardvark Arts. (That's who "We" are.)

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This page outlines our Privacy Policy. We welcome your feedback at hello@aardvarkarts.org. When the GDPR was announced it seemed like a healthy shift of power to the consumer. It gives you control over the data that organizations have about you and how they contact you.


Here are the tools that "we" use to inform you about our projects and to measure how people are engaging with our website.

One way you can hear from us is to give us your email address. We have a quarterly newsletter, and detailed news and updates about specific projects. We use Mailchimp to keep track of these lists. We will not rent, sell or share your email with any third party. Ever.

We use Formsite and Air Table to collect and manage personal information of project participants. Aardvark Arts is the "controller" of this information and these companies are the "processors." Your answers on all of our electronic registration forms are collected through secure connections (SSL/HTTPS) and answers are encrypted.

For coordinating all of our efforts and activities we use G Suite for Nonprofits. In addition to acting as our email server, we use Google's collaborative apps with our team and with partners.

We work with some of our students in journal software called Seesaw. In those cases, identifiable data is created and collected as part of the learning process. Seesaw only uses this information to provide the service and doesn’t advertise in Seesaw, create profiles of students, or share or sell your child’s personal information or journal content. You can read more about their strong privacy promises here.

In general, we practice good data security. We use secure passwords and don’t log on to sketchy wifi hotspots to get our work done.

What is GDPR exactly?

GDPR stands for General Data Protection Regulation, a new privacy law that regulates the processing of personal data relating to individuals in the European Union.
Under the new law you may:
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Unless you’re taking part in one of our projects, the only personal data we have collected about you is your name and email address. For project participants, guardians, emergency contacts and employees we do keep personal data on file. You have freely given it to us through registrations and online forms. Our goals are to keep participants safe, comply with any legal requirements, and to make sure all of our projects run smoothly. We do not attempt to profit from your data.
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[Updated 2019-11-04]

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[Updated 2019-11-04]