Planning your visit

Combined tickets

At the City of Arts and Sciences you have a choice to visit the precinct with a number of Combined tickets:

  • You can visit all the premises and their contents with a single ticket: the Science Museum, the Hemispheric Cinema and the Oceanographic Park.
  • The combined ticket gives access to two of the sites, as per your interest and taste: Museum+ Hemisfèric film, Oceanographic Park + Museum, or Oceanographic Park+Hemisfèric film

Visit lengths

  • One day visits: The visit to the entire complex can be done in a single day, but to enjoy a more relaxed visit we suggest to take two or three days.
  • 2 or 3 day visits: the three sites can be visited in one, two or three days, consecutive; visiting the same site twice is not possible.


Little ones have different recreational choices at the City of Arts and Sciences. At the Museum's "Children's Area (l'Espai dels xiquets)" visitors experiment with their senses, water, the animal world, and they build their own home; all this without any extra costs to the Museum ticket. It is a dedicated area, exclusively for children aged 3-8, where they can play and experiment under supervision by specialised instructors. It is completed by nearby exhibition modul: "Welcome to life" is a macro-incubator in which chicks come out of their eggs every 10 minutes. 

At the Oceanographic Park, children can see the species in the aquariums and the dolphins at the largest Dolphinarium in Europe. The exhibitions are equipped with explanatory panels which describe to children, in their own language and handwriting, the ecosystems displayed and their dwellers. Among other proposals, Mediterranean, allows children to really feel the waves at the wave breaker: children enter the aquarium through a tunnel protected by an acrylic bell. They can see for themselves how waves break and feel the water hitting the rocky cliffs and the strong turbulence. And the youngest children will love "Animalia Passport"a guided tour to learn about dolphins and sea lions, or the activity "Sleeping with Sharks"

And, at the Umbracle, they will be able to enjoy Garden of Astronomy a open-access area within the Umbracle that complements other astronomy-related elements and activities of the City of Arts and Sciences. By means of models, interpretive panels and hands-on, interactive astronomical instruments, the City of Arts and Sciences presents the basic principles of astronomy, familiar to scientists since antiquity.

Senior citizens

Room is also made for senior citizens at the City of Arts and Sciences. Watching a film at the Hemisfèric,attending one of the sessions of Science on Stage at the Science Museum or visiting the exhibitions in the Museum, are just some ideas for a great day.

Guided visits


Would you like to know the secrets of the Science Museum? This visit format allows visitors to enjoy a guided tour to the exhibitions of the Science Museum. Specialised guides show visitors around in small groups and in several languages


A pleasant route full of curious and interesting features, where spectacular panoramic views can be enjoyed. Enjoy a tour full of curious features in which you will be able to contemplate spectacular panoramic views. In a visit principally for exteriors, you will accede to areas closed to general public access in a visit to outdoor spaces and you will be able to know the work of two magnificent architects: Santiago Calatrava and Félix Candela. The information of this so special complex it's something you will still find surprising during the half hour visit. Our guide can be carried out in Spanish (Check availability in other languages) the architecture of six buildings of the City of the Arts and the Sciences, which extends along an axis of two kilometres and has a surface of 350.000 m2. Located in the bed of the River Turia, don't miss your opportunity to know more about this unique place

Visits on request 96 197 46 86.

Guided tour duration: 1h 30 m.


  • Groups: 80 €. Maximum 30 people per guide.(at the opening hours of the museum)


  • 10:30 a.m. 12:15 m. and 4:15 p.m. High season also at 6:30 p.m.


Would you like to enjoy the Museu behind closed doors? Discover the exhibition area of the Museu de les Ciències from another perspective.

For groups, minimum 30 and maximum of 120 people.

Guided tour duration: 1h 30m. 

Advanced reservation: 96 197 46 86 or 902 100 031.


€ 15 per person


From the opening of the Museu to the closing, depending on the season (6, 7 or 9 pm). See timetable.

Architectural visits

The significant part placed by architecture has been possible thanks to the outstanding work of two Spanish architects of international prestige: Santiago Calatrava with the Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía (Opera House), Hemisfèric (Imax and Full Dome), Science Museum, Umbracle, (Promenade and Car Park), and the Agora, and Félix Candela with the striking roofs of the main buildings of the Oceanográfico (Aquarium).

Another possibility that has the City of Arts and Sciences is to discover through an architect, who will explain to visitors from the beginning of the project to the final of construction, from the viewpoint of architecture.

You can choose from two itineraries:

  • Route 1: will explain the Science Museum, Ágora, Hemisfèric, Umbracle and Palau buildings.
  • Route 2: will explain the Science Museum, Ágora, Hemisfèric, Umbracle and Oceanogràfic (Aquarium).


The duration of the visit is 2 hours and may be in Spanish or Valencian. Check availability in other languages.


  • Route 1: 500 € per guide.
  • Route 2: 500 € per guide. It is necessary to acquire the ticket of Aquarium.
  • 20 people maximum per guide.


  • Monday, Wednesday and Friday except holidays at 11:00 a.m.
  • Check availability on other days or timetables.


  • Technical content, aimed to professionals and taught by an architect guide.
  • The contents of the buildings are not explain in these kind of visits.
  • The architectural explanation of buildings does not entail the entry to them

Umbracle's parking

  • From Monday to Sunday: 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 midnight.
  • Rates for cars and coaches: charge for actual time 2,30 €/h. Maximum cost 24 €/day. PARKING PROMOTION. 6 € /day. Park in the Umbracle for only 6 €/day with the purchase of any ticket entry of the Ciutat de les Arts i les Ciències. Ask for the promotional ticket in our ticket desks (Museu or Hemisfèric) when you make your purchase. Promotion valid until 12:00 midnight. Car parking after this time, does not enter in the promotion. Check the schedule during the Christmas period. Only valid for cars and motorcycles. Night parking is not allowed.

Groups or school groups.

See rules for groups or school groups.

Club City of Arts and Sciences

Would you like to visit the City of Arts and Sciences as many times of as you want? Or visit some of its areas: the Science Museum and the Hemispheric Cinema, or the Oceanographic Park? The club ticket to the City of Arts and Sciences opens the door to a unique place.