PROTO Invention Factory is transforming!
PROTO has a completely new area- Inventors’ Laboratory, where you can invent, experiment and learn new skills, use different tools and materials.
👉The Inventors’ Laboratory is for everybody – big and small, together and separately. When we create and invent ourselves, we learn to understand science, technology, engineering, mathematics and art better.
The Laboratory will also organise instructed workshops.
Invent, build, adapt, change, co-operate and enjoy. Inventing is fun!
EXPLORE, INVENT AND DISCOVER!
ADVENTURES IN VIRTUAL REALITY
Have you ever drilled into the heart of the planet, raced in a self-driving car or explored the ocean floor? The Invention Factory is waiting for you and your family with the magic of virtual reality. It includes ten exciting adventures into time, space and the imaginations of the leading scientists of their day.
DISCOVER YOUR INNER SCIENTIST
Experience science in a completely new, interactive way by testing your skills and courage! Hands-on exhibits let you conduct playful and exciting experiments involving physical phenomena. Send a rocket into space, challenge your friends on a racetrack, and soar high above the heads of others! The Inventors’ Area offers activities for all ages.
PROTO Invention Factory is situated in the historic Noblessner Foundry. The history of the Noblessner shipyard goes back to 1912, when two Saint Petersburg businessmen built Tsarist Russia’s most important submarine factory here. They were Europe’s foremost oil tycoon Emanuel Nobel and the owner of Lessner machine works Arthur Lessner. Combining the surnames of the two men, the shipyard was named ‘Noblessner’.
Tired and hungry inventors are welcome to eat and relax at the café on the ground floor of the PROTO Invention Factory. The café offers both fresh salads and warm meals in addition to healthy smoothies and tasty pastries. The café also caters to daytime conferences and events in our halls.