Jun 18, 2021

- From Saturday, 19 June the Museu de les Ciències opens from 10 am to 9 pm with more sessions of ‘Science on Stage’, ‘Science Theatre’ and storytelling in ‘Érase un vez’ (Once upon a time)  - The Hemisfèric has premiered the film ‘The enchanted reef: Kaluoka’hina 3D’, is showing the children’s planetarium session ‘Astromenuts’ and, from 1 July, ‘Las Nocturnas’ return  - This summer the Oceanogràfic is offering a new, more interactive presentation of dolphins, dinners on the lake, private night visits and the ‘Backstage Tour’ to see the wildest side of the aquarium.   

The Ciutat de les Arts i les Ciències begins its summer hours from this weekend. The Museu de les Ciències is open from 10 am until 9 pm and will also increase workshop activities and scientific demonstrations, as well as the Hemisfèric with screening until 8 pm.

Among the offerings of the Museu de les Ciències, the new exhibition ‘Play. Science and music’, the display ‘Mars. The conquest of a dream’ and the Science Theatre stand out. ‘Play. Science and music’, located on the first floor of the Museu de les Ciències, shows the public an extensive historic collection of musical instruments, spaces with interactive experiences regarding the creative and cognitive processes involved in music. There are guided tours and a workshop every day.

Another of the offerings of the Museu de les Ciències are the “Chemistry in action” and “Invisible science” workshops, special sessions of ‘Science on Stage’ that bring together some of the most surprising experiments. The storytelling of the exhibition ‘Érase una vez…’ (Once upon a time…), the ‘High Voltage’ session of the Science Theatre with the spectacular Tesla coil and the Espai dels Xiquets (The Kiddies Corner) are activities that are also adding sessions for the high season.
Highlights of the listings of the Hemisfèric include ‘The enchanted reef: Kaluoka’hina 3D’, a fun adventure for the whole family about the underwater world shown on the largest 3D screen in Spain, the IMAX films ‘Amazon Adventure’ or the screening of ‘Walking with dinosaurs. Prehistoric planet 3D’. The planetarium has ‘Astromenuts’ scheduled for children from 3 to 6 years of age who will discover the secrets of day and night, the phases of the moon and the wonders that the constellations hold.

In addition, the Hemisfèric has proposed for the summer new series in the planetarium devoted to the summer sky. The sessions of ‘Las Nocturnas’ will be done on Thursday at 8 pm and Saturdays at 9 pm from 1 July to 4 September. The story is live, explaining to the audience oddities and the most typical constellations of the summer sky, accompanied by an original soundtrack. Tickets are now available on the website

The anti-COVID ventilation of the Museu de les Ciències and the Hemisfèric have been validated by researchers from the CSIC after monitoring the environmental quality with meters installed in several areas of both buildings. In addition, from June 2020 the Ciutat de les Arts i les Ciències has a ‘Safe Tourism Certified’ seal created by the Spanish Institute for Tourism Quality (ICTE). In this regard, the measures adopted about the reduction and control of capacity, disinfection and marking of routes to guarantee social distancing and avoid crowding continue.

A summer with four new things in the Oceanogràfic

This summer the Oceanogràfic deploys a noteworthy array of new things that have a direct impact on the exhibition and enjoyment of its facilities, such as a new presentation in the Dolphinarium, which affect the continued teaching of the characteristics of these incredible animals and the need to understand and take care of the sea and its inhabitants and which will include new technologies to allow interaction with the audience.

‘Dinners on the Lake’ is an absolutely new offering, with two special menus to savour on the terrace of the Restaurante Océanos, converted for this occasion into an extraordinary overlook on the lake, and a good argument for enjoying private night visits, another distinct activity for being able to know the aquarium and its inhabitants calmly and intimately with information provided directly by them.

Lastly, this summer a new experience is going to be presented to visitors, the ‘Backstage Tour’ of the most hidden, wild and inner life of the Oceanogràfic.