Postojna Cave Karst Exhibition Officially Opens
One hundred and eleven years after first being envisioned, the EXPO Postojna Cave Karst exhibition collection officially opened at Slovenia’s Postojna jama late last month.
The permanent exhibition was officially opened by the Chairman of the Board of Postojnska jama, Marjan Batagelj, who, at a ceremony on April 22nd, recognized generations of cave operators whose dreams were finally realized.
As the largest permanent exhibition about the cave and the karst in the world, the museum features interactive presentations which teach adults and children alike about the formation and extraordinary history of one of the most famous show caves in the world. Curated to appeal to those both unfamilar with karst or caves and experts alike, karst is explained with the help of a three-dimensional model while the caves human history is outlined on the Postojna jama Wall of Fame.
One of other the highlights of the exhibition allows visitors to virtually descend from the surface into Postojna jama, giving a sense of the vastness of the large cave system.
Special attention has been devoted to children, who are guided through the exhibition interactively by the olm and the slenderneck beetle.
The €3 million (~$3.3 million USD) private project was primarily funded by Postojna jama itself, with 229,400 (~$ USD) coming from the IPA Adriatic Cross-Border Cooperation Programme which works to enrich cultural tourism in the Adriatic.