June 2018 in BIBIANA

International Children's Day 2018 at Bibiana

June 1, 2018 from 10.00 to 16.00

This year, we have prepared for the kids at BIBIANA not just 2 interactive exhibitions - i.e. the chair in the starring role and Tomorrow never comes (actually about the weather and the atmosphere), but also various other creative workshops at BIBIANA dealing with the 4 elements of nature.

On June 1, the admission to BIBIANA will be free.


Programmes ON DEMAND

Groups can book by phone 02/544 35 366 daily between 9.00 a.m. and 3.00 p.m.


  5.6.               10.00              Images from the woods

  6.6.               10.00              Images from the woods     

  7.6.               14.00              Images from the woods

12.6.               10.00              Flying little Betty

13.6.               14.00              Flying little Betty

14.6.               10.00              Flying little Betty

19.6.               14.00              The four elements in our atelier

20.6.               14.00              The four elements in our atelier

26.6.               10.00              The four elements in our atelier

27.6.               10.00              The four elements in our atelier

28. 6.              14.00              The four elements in our atelier


Sundays for families with kids

 3. 6.               16.00              Images from the woods

10.6.               16.00              Flying little Betty

17.6.               16.00              Flying little Betty

24.6.               16.00              The four elements in our atelier


Programs for moms with children from the age of 18 months

 7.6.                10.00              Gréta

21.6.               10.00              Gréta


Programmes of the centre for juvenile literature, reading and SK IBBY


Programmes for the public must be booked in advance. Phone: 02/204 67 173


 5.6.                14.00              The mystery of the castle treasure

 7.6.                10.00              The mystery of the castle treasure

12.6.               14.00              The mystery of the castle treasure

14.6.               14.00              The mystery of the castle treasure

19.6.               14.00              The mystery of the castle treasure


(Programmes for the public without prior booking)


10.6.               14.00              The mystery of the castle treasure

16.6.               16.00              The mystery of the castle treasure


reading, listing and perceiving ii the book's space II.

Find more details on this workshop call 02/2046 7174 or see www.bibiana.sk.


16.6.               14.00              Expert workshop for the public


4.6.               14.00              Opening of the 4th annual reading to children in Slovakia




Flying little Betty

The tale of flying Betty is not just witty, but contains also a profound message — accompanied by live music. This cute story is about Betty, who is looking for wings for all her life, but those will not grow that easily. Based on the book "The tale the flying Betty" by Daniel Pastirčák, this performance has been rehearsed by students of the Puppet-Department of the University of Performing Arts (VŠMU).

Script, production, scenography cast: A. Kamenská, Š. P. Králik, music M. Klas

(For kids from the age of 4)


images from the woods

This is a tale about man's relationship towards the environment, mutual respect and harmony among people, as well as between the environment and animals. This in literature terms simple tale emphasises the importance of activity for our lives and adequate survival of every living being.

Direction, script and dramaturgy – M. Kecskésová. Bábky, Stage design & costumes – A. Hanusová, A. Mikócziová, L. Černáková. Cast: – M. Kecskésová

and B. Kelíšková.

(For kids aged 4+)


the four elements in our atelier

A creative workshop, where kids learn some basic facts about the four traditional elements of nature (air, water, fire and earth) as substantial components of this world and their effects on nature. The kids will choose the element they find most exciting - manufacturing an object that symbolises that very element.

Workshop leaders: L. Seppová, N. Otrubová and E. Daxnerová.

(For kids aged 5+)



This is a story from the book by Andrea Gregušová about a marine singer – the whale Gréta. Suddenly, from one day to the other, she looses her voice and nobody knows why. As late as at the deep-sea clinic they learn finally that their health problems are caused by waste, which definitely does not belong to the sea. The children audience will sing a lot, eat healthy stuff and manufacture tactile illustrations.

Lead by J. Michalová a M. Halamíčková.

(Programmes for moms with kids from the age of 18 months)



(June 6–31, 2018 in the Vaults (Klenby) of BIBIANA)

The mystery of the castle treasure will introduce us into the mysteries treasure-hunting win myths, fairy-tales and legends.

The co-ordinator Timotea Vráblová, along with the scenographer Juliana Dubovská, created a Room of Reading (Izba čítania) in which the child roams its own micro-cosmos of reading, developing and enhancing its own perception and creativity. This Room of Reading supports and stimulates the kids in the habits necessary for deep and "contemplative reading". In this way, it will learn that it can "explore" and experiment on its own in those stories.
Theme and workshop management – T. Vráblová. Creative solution – J. Dubovská.


(June 4–10, 2018)

The goal and intention of this nationwide family-focused project is the support of the emotional, mental and moral health of the children and youth — in the sign of the slogan „ Come, I will read to you! Let's read to children for at least 20 minutes each day!“ The main "reader" personalities will come from the given town or region. The "Week of Reading" under the Auspices of Slovakia's president Andrej Kiska will be opened by renowned Slovak actors on June 4 at the Štúdio BIBIANY.


reading, listing and perceiving ii the book's space II.

This expert workshop for the public will freely tie up with workshop

"reading, listing and perceiving ii the book's space II" — with some common practical work with various types of text.




most beautiful books of slovakia 2017

Exhibition of awarded books and competition-titles from the nationwide competition of the same name.

Curator: L. Obuchová. Artistic execution – V. Král.

When: May 18 – June 10, 2018



Exhibition of children drawings themed "We are friends with Russia", opened by the Embassy of the Russian Federation to the Slovak Republic at the occasion of the 25th anniversary of diplomatic relations between those two countries and BIBIANA, International House of Art for Children in Bratislava.

When: June 14–24, 2018



In co-operation with the International Board of Books for Young People (IBBY) — the library of BIBIANA will present extraordinary books about handicapped children from the collections of IBBY and BIBIANA.

This is an interactive exhibition, the young visitors with learn about their age-mates with special needs. By playing, where they accomplish tasks "in the shoes" of a handicapped child, they will learn to know the heroes of some extraordinary books. The exhibited collection of the International Board of Books for Young People (IBBY) for 2017 will be supplemented and extended by titles from BIBIANA's own library. The visitors can browse this extensive collection from all over the world, featuring literary portraits of children and young people with various handicaps, book in Braille-script, tactile illustrations or books easy to read.

Theme – H. Ondrejičková. Script – J. Michalová.

Co-operating expert – M. Halamičková.

Space-solution and creativity – Z. Kadlčáková.
When: June 29 – August 12, 2018


the chair in the starring role

We know the "chair" mainly as an object for sitting. However, when going beyond its „sitting & seating“ capabilities, we will discover that it has a lot of more to offer. In this exhibition we get to the frontier between the real world and fantasy, i.e. of various kinds of chairs and together we will also cross/break that border. This piece of furniture suddenly becomes a kind of "play" for young and old. It becomes a source of possibilities everyone may experience on his/her very own. So — let's enter the „chair-world“ – the "chair-park", the "chairy catwalk" or the Throne – "the chair if the chairs"! This exhibition has been organized in co-operation with the Slovak Design Museum in Bratislava.

Script & dramaturgy K. Kosánová, art & space design L. Lizáková and A. Bindzárová, expert advisor K. Hubová

When: March 2 – July 31, 2018


Tomorrow never comes

The exhibition presents the uniqueness of the Earth's atmosphere in a playful way. The kids learn to know our Solar System, the composition of the Earth's atmosphere, all the winds, cyclones/hurricanes and tornadoes, the hydrological cycle or the weather forecast. The experience, how the human voice sound like in helium environment (using a voice modulator), but also the unbelievable quietness in space, they can even cause a miniature world-wide deluge or create a magnetic field with a real dynamo. Long for short – they will experience numerous unusual activities and games/plays. The topic of the Earth's atmosphere gets conveyed on examples/depictions in fine arts and music. Thanks to the creative and imaginative visual depiction, this exhibition becomes a very special experience — and not just for the kids.

Idea, script and artistic-spatial solution: Ondrej Slivka

Dramaturgy: Valéria Marákyová

When: April 20 – September 2, 2018


imagine a visitor from a distant world!

Exhibition of art-works by kids up to the age of 13 living in Poland, Hungary, Slovakia and the Czech Republic — on how the world of foreigners is received, an unknown, distant, feared or dreamed-of world. This exhibition is part of the international project "Young Visegrad ImagiNation“ (freely translated The theatre is watching you!), implemented and performed in 2017/2018 by the artistic team Performalita ("Performality") from Prague. Those art-works inspired Performalita to create a staging called Mission: HOME, premiered on November 5, 2017 in Prague. It will be re-staged at BIBIANA on July 8, 2018.

When: June 26 – July 8, 2018



Book fair Arsenal, KIEV

The most beautiful books of Slovakia 2016
When: May 30 – June 6, 2018


KLAP-cinema, Faculty of Film and TV of the Academy of Performing Arts (VŠMU), BRATISLAVA


Informative meeting with representatives of schools, partner festivals and journalists on the scheduled 13th International Festival of Animated Films for Children BAB 2018, to be held from October 8–12, 2018.

When: June 6, 2018 at 10.00 a.m.


Rental service of the University-Library of the Prešov-University, PREŠOV



Exhibition of winning illustrations awarded by the children-jury at the biennial of illustrations Bratislava - BIB 2017, screening also a selection of animated films by creators (artists) awarded in at the biennial of Animation Bratislava – BAB (along with creative workshops).

When: June 11 – October 31, 2018

Summer reading room, Medická záhrada (Medics Garden), BRATISLAVA

Illustrators awardeD at the BIB 2017
When: June 11 – July 30, 2018

Claustro San Ignacio, Medellin, Columbia

illustrators awarded at the BIB 2017 within the festival IMAGENPALABRA 2018
When: June 11–17, 2018

Cultural Centre Melina, Athens, GrEECE

Labyrinth of imagination. Slovak and Greek illustrators at the BIB
When: June 15–22, 2018

Gallery OKNA at the municipal library, Lublin, POLAND


When: May 8 – June 8, 2018

Centrum voľného času Drahovce (Leasure time centre Drahovce)

slovak and czech illustrators awarded at the BIB 1967 – 2017
When: May 15 – June 22, 2018

Slovak Institute Warsaw, POLAND


When: May 17 – June 20, 2018

Banat Culture Centre, Novo Miloševo, Serbia

Awarded illustrators at the BIB 2017

When: June 2–30, 2018


Municipal Library Piešťany

Hop! Pop up

When: May 22 – September 1, 2018


Tatranská galéria Poprad

My country is my fantasy

When: May 25 – July 26, 2018



The castle Chvalský zámek, PrAGUE – Horní Počernice,


When: April 14 – June 24, 2018


Slovak Museum of Mining, Banská Štiavnica

in the blue-white forrest

When: December 13, 2017 – July 24, 2018




Monday-Thursday:  10:00 – 12:00, 13:30 – 15:00

Friday:                       10:00 – 12:00

Sunday:                    14.00 – 18.00



For more information on the exhibitions and programs please call +421 2 5443 1308 or visit our web site at www.bibiana.sk.

Changed of admission fee to BIBIANA from April 1, 2018


Exhibitions: Children 1.00 € / Adults 2.00 €

Theatre performances: Children 1.20 € / Adults 1.80 €

Creative workshops: Children 1.50 € / Adults 2.00 €