The Parque de las Ciencias is an interactive museum, the first one of its kind in southern Spain. It is a benchmark for the promotion of science in Europe.
Located a few minutes from the historic city centre of Granada, the Science Park has turned about 70000 m2 into one of the main cultural, sightseeing attractions in Andalucía and into its most visited museum.
Made up of a wide range of permanent and temporary exhibitions, this is a place where you can learn a great deal by taking part in a wide variety of activities, whatever your age.
The museum is made up of several areas:
This is the newest building that was recently added to the installations. The different exhibition spaces extend out from the large entrance hall.
- Pavilion of The Journey through the Human Body: A journey from the origin of life and through the human anatomy.
- Pavilion of Al-Andalus and Science: The scientific and technological legacy of al-Andalus at your fingertips.
- Pavilion of the Culture of Prevention: Ways of improving the perception of risks in the workplace and in daily life.
- Pavilion Techno-Forum: A space for new technologies, innovation and art.
- The Museum’s Attic Exploration Hall: A space that brings science closer to children through discovery and exploration.
- Pavilion of Temporary Exhibitions: Temporary exhibitions that are important on a national and international level.
Mechanics, physics, chemistry and geology are the main focus of the exhibition halls in this building, where everyone is encouraged to touch and try out the items on display.
- The Biosphere Hall: This is the central area of Foucault’s Pendulum Building and it is structured around the themes of life on our planet and its biological diversity.
- The Eureka Hall: Here physics is the central theme and the visitor may play with a gyroscope or even experience the force of the air.
- The Hall of Perception: Here the visitor can play with light and sound, to understand how the brain tricks us, and can also go into a gigantic kaleidoscope.
- Exploration Hall: Experiences, sensations and games awaken the curiosity of children between the ages of 3 and 7 years, helping them understand themselves and the world around them.
- Planetarium: Enjoy an exciting journey through the universe and see more than 7000 stars.
The museum has more than 27000 m2 of green space. The Garden of Astronomy, the Dynamic Sculptures, the Energy Zone, the mechanic and perception modules and other open-air activities all make up this outside space.
- Observation Tower: This is a viewpoint over Granada, where the visitor can experience science and technology.
- Tropical Butterfly House: Observe the butterfly’s life cycle. Here there are more than 20 different tropical species.
- The Flying Birds of Prey Workshop: Get to know the ecology and biology of Mediterranean vegetation.
- Botanical Routes: Understand the biological diversity of Mediterranean vegetation.
- Pavilion of Natural Spaces: Learn all about the natural spaces of Andalucía.
- Astronomical Observatory: Observe the sky with the Stevenson Professional Telescope.