|The Parque de las Ciencias (Science Museum) in Granada has over 270 interactive activities spread out among two exhibition buildings and other areas such as the Planetarium, the Tropical Butterfly House, the Observation Tower or the Astronomy Garden. They all help you to discover and understand certain scientific principles and phenomena. It is an ideal place to take the children for fun and learning day out.|
The Parque de las Ciencias is an open-air museum. There are over 30,000 m2 of outdoor space holding the different premises and scientific experiences. The main building, with the most up-to-date facilities, is divided into two separate areas, joined by a large glass hall. The rooms in this building hold the permanent exhibitions: Biosphere, Eureka, Perception and Explore. Outside, the Marie Curie Plaza is surrounded by the other buildings: the Observation Tower, the Astronomy Garden, the Tropical Butterfly House, the Botanical Walks, the Plant Labyrinth or the "Almazara" (oil mill). Each year, in the Temporary Exhibition Pavilion, you can visit new exhibitions on science and technology. All these areas are signposted with their own monoliths.
There are many ways to move around the Park. However this is one of the possible itineraries:
1. Biosphere Hall
2. Look at the Hall's experiences
3. Go upstairs and visit the Perception Hall
4. "Museum Pieces" Exhibition
5. Eureka Hall - check your strength in the Eureka Hall, handle electrical circuit boards, play with a gyroscope, experiment with the air's strength; these are just some of the exhibits in this hall that are devoted to the phenomena of physics.
6. Marie Curie Plaza: Acoustics Area, Perception Area and Dynamic Sculptures Area
7. Observation Tower -The Observation Tower's avant-garde design rises 50 m above the Parque de las Ciencias. At the foot of the tower there is an exhibition on Towers throughout History and Culture and, as you descend the 176 stairs, another exhibition on Size and Life.
8. Astronomy Garden - The Astronomy Garden has clocks, solar calendars, models and other elements to follow the daily and yearly paths of the stars.
9. Mechanics Area
10. Temporary Exhibition Pavilion – Veneno Animal is the latest exhibition covering over 1,000m2 and takes a closer look at poisonous animals and their impact on human life. You journey into the natural world and see poison and its many ecological characteristics, applications and consequences for health. This exhibition is great not only for adults but children alike with over fifty species of live animals, large models of creepy crawlies and explanations of the use of poison ( in both Spanish and English). This exhibition runs until the end of June 2008.
11. Water and Energy Games.
12. Mental Gymnastics
13. Butterfly House -Find out about the world of butterflies and the different tropical species that live on this planet.
14. Botanical Walks
15. Oil Mill and Olive Grove
Open Tuesday to Saturday 10am - 7pm
Sunday and Bank holidays 10am - 3pm
Planetarium: To confirm at the ticket office. Approximately one session every hour.
Entry - 5 Euros Museum
- 2 Euros Planetarium