PALEONTOLOGICAL PAVILION OF THE EXCAVATIONS
DISCOVER THE WORLD OF THE OPOLE DINOSAUR AND WATCH THE WORKS OF PALEONTOLOGISTS!
The Paleontological Pavilion in Krasiejów houses the largest fossils of Triassic amphibians and reptiles in Europe, which can be seen through a glass floor. The exhibition entitled: “The World of Opole Dinosaur” is “in situ”.
It is the only museum in the world that stands over an active paleontological site. Here you can see a reconstruction of the skeleton of the oldest so far discovered pre-dinosaur Silesaurus opolensis made by the sculptor Marta Szubert. For palaeontologists, a platform moving above the fossil field was designed. During the season, from July to September, one can observe the work of palaeontologists. This is an interesting tourist and educational attraction.
The pavilion received the most important architectural award in the country – the Award of the Association of Polish Architects for the best facility – designed by Goczołowie Architects and Ovo Grąbczewscy Architects, completed in Poland in 2006 and the prestigious “Polish Cement in Architecture” award for the best implementation using concrete technology.