Its surface area of 42.000m2 allows you to have an interactive experience that aims to bring science and technology closer to the layman in an amusing and pleasant way. Its motto is "Forbidden not to touch, not to feel, and not to think".
As soon as you begin your visit we highly recommend you to buy a ticket for Science on Stage if you don't want to miss the live experiments on physics, chemistry, biology, and sound that are carried out here in the Calle Menor. Would you like to see how an egg can be fried with liquid nitrogen? Do you know how to start up a watch using only orange juice? And what about breaking a pelota ball into a thousand pieces? For only 2,05€ enjoy "Robots" workshop or the demonstrations "Cold, Cold" and "The terrifying vacuum".
In another of the classrooms of the Calle Menor, opposite the museum's restaurant, you may be interested in discovering what there is behind television cameras or in witnessing and even in taking part in a news programme and then taking home the recording as a souvenir.
We will then make our way to the Calle Mayor, from where we will appreciate the impressive and elegant architectural structure of Santiago Calatrava better than from any other part of the Museum. Over its huge expanse of glass hangs a Foucault's Pendulum, one of the great inventions of science, which demonstrates that the Earth revolves on its own axis.
But this is not the only ingenious element that can be contemplated in this area; we will also see an artistic representation of the DNA molecule, 15 metres high, and three flying machines, Leonardo's model, a real Mirage III, and a replica of the first aeroplane that managed to fly in Spain.
On the first floor of the Museum you will also be able to play with the electricity in Electricity Theatre. Moreover, there is an area especially for children aged from 3 to 8, Kiddies Corner, in which they can play and experiment accompanied by specialised instructors.
The route continues on the second floor where we come to the legacy of Santiago Ramón y Cajal, Severo Ochoa and Jean Dausset. We will get to know their research, their awards, their titles, and other aspects of these three Nobel prizewinners.
Finally we come to the highest part of the Museum and that of the largest surface area for exhibitions, the third floor. Embark upon an exciting trip to the past through the ‘Els nostres dinosaures’ exhibition, which teaches us about the incredible history of life on Earth during the Mesozoic. This fantastic exhibition is one of the most complete collections put together to date, with paleontological remains that have been discovered far and wide all over our Earth. The collection represents hundreds of thousands of years, during a time when our planet was populated by extraordinary beings: the dinosaurs.
The visitor's attention is attracted by the Chromosome Wood, a large-scale representation of the 23 pairs of chromosomes of the human genome, around which are developed numerous interactive modules related to the specific genes of each of them and their operation.
Do you want to see our planet from the International Space Station and let yourself be carried away by the telescopes and space satellites images? Are you curious about knowing how they work and how works the largest space telescopes? Do you want to experience the sensation of becoming an astronaut for a day with the Space Simulator? In Gravity Zero all that is possible.
At the Science Museum science is always fun and amusing
Discover the interesting contents of the Science Museum Principe Felipe in a guided tour by its exhibitions.
Length of visit: 1 hour 30 minutes, in Spanish (Check availability in other languages).
Visits on request (+34) 902 100 031)
Groups: 75 €
The Science Museum ticket must be purchased
Maximum 20 people per guide.
10:30, 12:15 and 16:15. In high season also at 18:30.
Check also our sightseeing walking tour to the City of Arts and Sciences.
Do you know how to start up a watch using only orange juice? Do you know how to change water into wine? Would you be able to drive a nail in with an orange? Can you break a pelota ball into a thousand pieces? At the Science Museum questions tend to have answers... Come to workshops and demonstrations where you can see amazing experiments. "Cold, Cold", "Chemical Magic", " The terrifying vacuum", "Red Hot" and "Robots" will surprise you in Science on Stage.
You can combine your visit to the Science Museum with one to the Hemisfèric (IMAX and Full Dome) or one to the Oceanográfico (aquarium). Or the three at the same time. The City of Arts and Sciences offers you the possibility of buying a single ticket that will allow you entry to the Science Museum, the Oceanográfico, and also a projection at the Hemisfèric, either on the same day or over several days whether they are consecutive or not.
If you are interested in more avant-garde science and also want to immerse yourself in the oceans and seas of the planet, you can complete your visit to the Science Museum with one to the Oceanográfico (using a combined Museum + Oceanográfico ticket) at a special price.
In the same way, visitors to the Science Museum who want to let themselves be seduced by the spectacular IMAX Cinema may acquire a combined ticket to both enclosures and attend the showing of a film, as well as visiting the Museum's interactive exhibitions.