THE CITY OF ARTS AND SCIENCES EXTENDS ITS NIGHT-TIME OPENING HOURS TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE SUMMER

Jul 5, 2012

Night-time shows at the Dolphinarium, astronomy at the Hemisfèric, as well as exhibitions and workshops for all the family at the Museum
THE CITY OF ARTS AND SCIENCES EXTENDS ITS NIGHT-TIME OPENING HOURS TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE SUMMER

The City of Arts and Sciences is extending its night-time leisure activities so as to make the most of the summer with attractions such as ' Oceanogràfic Nights' and the Hemisfèric’s live planetarium sessions 'The Nocturnes'. Also it is providing, during these summer months, a wide cultural programme for all its visitors as well as extending the opening times of the Príncipe Felipe Science Museum, the Oceanogràfic aquarium and the Hemisfèric IMAX cinema.

‘Oceanogràfic Nights' return on 13th July, an attraction that will be available until 31st August and that allows the public to visit its installations from 8 p.m. to midnight and includes a night-time show in the Dolphinarium with the participation of a synchronized swimming team , percussion music and a lights display.

During this special timetable, visitors can observe not only dolphins but also beluga whales, walruses and sea lions among many other species, or enjoy the illuminated gardens and walkways, as well as the exhibitions on show in the marine complex, such as 'La Flota de El Polit', consisting of 53 models of boats made by the Valencian Manuel Estrela.

Attractions for night owls at the City of Arts and Sciences continue at the Hemisfèric, which is offering, from July onwards, ‘The Nocturnes’, a planetarium session accompanied by music that reveals the summer night sky in all its glory. Spectators have the opportunity to identify several stars and constellations in the summer sky that are associated with curious myths involving gods, heroes and princesses, among other characters.

Additionally, they will be informed about fascinating details of several planets in the Solar System and observe spectacular images of nebulae taken by the Hubble space telescope. 'The Nocturnes’ will begin in July on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9 a.m. and in August, on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10 p.m. It will also be shown from 1st to 16th September on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9 p.m. The Hemisfèric’s programme also includes the planetarium session 'Evolution' and the films 'The Mystery of the Nile', 'Ocean Giants 3D', and for children 'Turtles 3d and The Little Prince 3d".

The best of family entertainment at the Museum
To spend a summer’s day in the Science Museum is a fun option for both Valencians and visitors; it is possible to enjoy experiences such 'Theatre of Electricity', and the exhibitions 'Zero Gravity', 'Marvel Superheroes' or 'Science and Sport with Valencia CF'.

The youngest of visitors will find here the 'Kiddies Corner', where children between the ages of 4 and 7 build an unfinished house, or also the ‘Space Cadet School’ that takes them on an exciting voyage to the Solar System directed by a robot called ‘Professor Lightbulb’.

The Museum is extending its opening hours from 1st July to 16th September and will be open until 9 p.m. so that visitors will have more time to enjoy these interactive exhibitions and also the numerous workshops such as 'Science on Stage', without having to purchase the general entrance fee.