More than 190,000 people visit the City of Arts and Sciences over the Constitution Day and 'Inmaculada' Holidays

Dec 10, 2006

 The City of Arts and Sciences received more than 190,000 visitors over the “Constitution Day and “Inmaculada” holidays, last Friday, 8th December, being the day when the greatest figure for public attendance at the L’Hemisfèric, the Science Museum and the Oceanográfico was recorded, with a total of 42,613 visitors to the three venues.
As far as the origin of visitors is concerned, 85% came from outside the Valencia Region. Of this percentage 6% were foreign tourists, mainly from Italy, France and Germany and 79% came from other autonomous regions, mainly from Catalonia, Madrid and Andalusia. The rest, 15% were visitors from the Valencia Region.

Over these days, the visitors to the City of Arts and Sciences were able to enjoy the skating rink that, with an area of 700 square metres and a capacity for 90 people, had been installed in the lake of the Science Museum. Also at the Science Museum, 112,752 people visited the interactive exhibitions such as “Life and Genome”, “Living Bones”, “Memory” or “100 Years of Science”, the new workshops “TV Studio”, “The Art of Knot-Making” and “Footprints of the Past” or the live experiments in the “Science on Stage” sessions.

Likewise, at the L’Hemisfèric, 22,627 spectators watched the large format projections of “Coral Reefs”, “The Shackleton Adventure”, the “Forces of Nature” and ”The Mystery of the Nile”, as well as the planetarium sessions “The New Star” and “The Night of the Martians”, a new show that combines the planetarium with scientific theatre.

At the Oceanográfico, in addition to the different exhibitions that represent the main ecosystems of the planet, the 59,548 visitors that entered its installations were able to see the “Spain in the Antarctic. A Laboratory on Ice” exhibitions, which includes a collection of around 50 images in which the Spanish scientific bases on the sixth continent are shown, the “Marine Life Etchings” display and the collection of fish made out of silver that seeks to give a different vision of the species that inhabit the Mediterranean.