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Science Museum

Interactive exhibitions and scientific activities to show new technologies and science advancements.

This is the great 21st-century science museum for getting to know in a didactic, interactive, and entertaining way everything to do with life, science, and technology.

The Príncipe Felipe Science Museum has become a reference point for interactive science. Its main objective is stimulating curiosity and critical thinking and at the same time surprising and amusing the public by its contents from the world of science, technology, and the environment.

The spectacular building designed by Santiago Calatrava contains over 26,000 square metres of exhibitions on current scientific and technical matters. Full interactivity is one of its special features, the motto of which is “Forbidden not to touch, not to feel, not to think”. The method used by the Museum consists of a huge variety of seasonal exhibitions and scientific activities of all kinds to arouse the visitor’s curiosity on new technologies and scientific advancements, so as generate a pleasant learning process in which the visitor always takes an active part and decides where he/she would like to go and what he/she would like to know.

The diversity of interactive exhibitions and the numerous activities of dissemination that have been carried out at the Museum have helped to make it a great success with members of the public, who have responded enthusiastically to its bid to disseminate science and technology from an amusing and entertaining viewpoint without forgetting the scientific precision necessary when approaching the subjects treated.

Se ofrecen también animaciones en las “aulas experimentales”. Estas aulas son espacios dedicados a la realización de talleres y demostraciones más sistemáticos. En “La Ciencia a Escena”, por ejemplo, el público puede disfrutar de demostraciones experimentales espectaculares, participativas y divertidas para aprender principios científicos básicos.

Some of these activities are held in the exhibition area, with the idea of allowing the visitor to take part and to ask questions. The scientific messages given out in the exhibitions are here explained in a more immediate way.

Activities are also offered in the “experimental classrooms”. These rooms are used for workshops and more systematic demonstrations. In “Science on Stage”, for example, the public can enjoy and take part in spectacular and amusing experimental demonstrations in order to learn basic scientific principles.

As well as the daily programme of scientific activities, throughout the year programmes of additional activities are provided in the form of astronomical observations, talks and conferences on science and culture, special courses for teachers, collaboration with university lecturers, etc.

Moreover, over the last few years the Science Museum has become an outstanding venue for a variety of scientific congresses. It has even become an international point of reference for its hosting important events such as the V Euro-Mediterranean Summit, the International Astrophysics Congress “100 Years of Supernovas”, the Congress on Desertification in the Mediterranean Region, the 57th International Astronautics Congress, and the 27th Plenary Meeting of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climatic Change of the United Nations, among others. It likewise collaborates closely with the major scientific museums in the world, frequently exchanging both personnel and material.

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