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Not Just Beaches, Croatia To Cash In On Science-Tourism

Croatia’s Ministry of Tourism is backing an idea from a team known as 5/Group, who plan to open a Scientific Eduacational Entertainment Centre  in the heart of the capital Zagreb.

The centre will be a tourist attraction and will include scores of interactive exhibits, creative workshops, shows and activities for people of all ages, and will spread the word about the importance of science in the development of society and help visitors discover and learn about the world in a fun way.

The centre will be the only one of its kind within a 800km radius and it is expected to attract over 350,000 visitors a year. The crew behind the concept has already applied for EU funding for the project that will cost around 25 million euros.

The Zagreb centre will be similar to the Copernicus Science Centre in Warsaw, Poland, who predicted around 300,000 visitors per year before it opened, but has had over 2 million in its first two years.

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