A visit to the CosmoCaixa Science Museum is one of the things to do in Barcelona that will make your trip to this city memorable.
✦ Why the city of Barcelona?
Our holiday in Barcelona included the visits to the Park of Montjuïc, Park Güell,
Park Diagonal Mar, Sagrada Familia Cathedral and also the strolls through the Gothic Quarters and the La Ramblas, just to mention but a few.
The city of Barcelona is full of opportunities, and not only those that deal with adventure but in all aspects. This is right from the beaches to the sightseeing. However, to get the best of this city may need a few trips.
✦ CosmoCaixa Science Museum
✦ The Location
Carrer de Isaac Newton, 26, 08022Barcelona
✦ How to get there:
Bus: 22, 60, 73, 75, 196, H4, V13 and V15.
Trains FGC: stop Cosmo Caixa – Av. Tibidabo + 196
✦ What To Expect From the CosmoCaixa Science Museum
This museum consists of both temporary, permanent and interactive exhibitions.
In general, the exhibitions in this museum are interesting and educative. They all include showcases on environment, space, and nature.
✦ Permanent Exhibitions
CosmoCaixa Science Museum’s permanent exhibitions are divided into nine sections: These include:
- Geological Wall
- Amazon Flooded Forest
- Hall of Matter
- 3D Planetarium
- Science Square
- Bubble Planetarium
- Touch Touch
✦ Own Experience
In our adventure, we allowed ourselves for almost a half-day to enjoy all of its perks and its fullest potential. The following are some of our highlights from this museum:
✦ 1. Scientific Experiments at CosmoCaixa
This museum isn’t like any other museum, it is more of a hands-on museum. There are in most cases quite a number of scientific experiments to try out. These different scientific disciplines are explained interactively.
The visitors get the chance to explore physical, technical, geological, and mathematical relations all by themselves during the experiments.
In addition, there is a lot to do and learn for little ones. They will be educated and at the same time, they will be well entertained.
It is not only the children who enjoy exploring topics in this museum, but also all other age groups.
In the basement of the museum, there are experiments from a wide range of scientific disciplines. In fact, some of them are familiar to many visitors. This is because they are from back in physics classes in school.
I would highly recommend people of all ages to visit as there is so much to reflect and learn or even to just remind yourself.
✦ 2. Amazon Flooded Forest
The Amazon Flooded Forest is one of my favorite permanent exhibitions in this museum. This includes an artificially made rainfall.
It has a walk into the rain forest that is tremendous.
In our visit, we were able to observe and hear different species from tropic regions, some of which were even freely roaming. We also enjoyed the beautiful landscape and the weather in the rain forest.
✦ 3. Science Square
This is an open space in the compound of the Cosmocaixa Science Museum. It is part of the museum that also provides interactive displays.
At the end or before the adventure at the CosmoCaixa Science Museum, visitors can enjoy a picnic in this spacious outdoor garden.
This garden provides also some learning in this space and there are amazing views of other Barcelona’s monuments in this area.
✦ Some Tips For the CosmoCaixa Science Museum
- It’s easily accessible by all means of public transport
- This museum is located away from the hustle and bustle of the city of Barcelona
- CosmoCaixa Science Museum also provides a broad offer of temporary science exhibitions, workshops, conferences, and educational programs
- There are a shop and a restaurant / café
- It’s fully accessible for the people with reduced mobility
Thank you for stopping by and stay positive!
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