The Centre of Geoeducation in Kielce is a modern facility, integrated into the captivating landscape of the Wietrznia reserve of inanimate nature, named after Zbigniew Rubinowski. The project has been implemented of the initiative of the Geopark Kielce, a division of the Kielce City Hall which deals with administration of geological sites and promotion of geotourism in the city.
The Centre of Geoeducation comprises several elements which considerably enrich the concept of the świętokrzyskie Archeo-Geological Trail as a tourist product, especially in terms of the recently popular geotourism.
The Centre of Geoeducation includes:
- The Earth Gallery – an exhibition where a variety of aspects of the Świętokrzyskie Mountains geo-diversity is presented, including the Devonian display which shows – by means of attractive, state-of-the-art exhibition methods – the most interesting Devonian rocks found in our region;
- The “Journey to the centre of the Earth” Capsule-Simulator – a unique 5D cinema which will take the spectators on a fascinating trip under the Earth’s surface which begins right below the Centre of Geoeducation;
- Virtual Cave – a virtual presentation of Chelosiowa Jama, the longest cave in świętokrzyskie region;
- The Club of Geology Enthusiasts – space dedicated to geological education for children and school students where learning occurs through extraordinary games with use of specimens of rock, minerals and fossils, complete with the multimedia.
- Conference space with a modern room complete with the necessary multimedia equipment.
There is also the administation section which functions as an information and contact point for the Geopark Kielce and Geoland of the Holy Cross Mountains Geopark.
Kadzielnia Amphitheatre is located in the southern part of the excavation Kadzielnia, on the south-eastern side of the geological reserve of the same name. Operation of the quarry lasted until the early 60’s, and the history of mining raw materials to the needs of the lime industry dates back over 200 years. One of the key steps of the gradual restoration and development of the former quarry was the creation of the reserve Kadzielnia and construction of the amphitheatre. The amphitheatre was opened in 1971. In 2008 remodeling project initiated Kadzielnia Amphitheatre, which ended finally in 2010. Modernized Amphitheatre became a modern facility adapted to the needs of contemporary artistic performances and festivals.