Parque de las Ciencias Overview

Famously known as Parque de las Ciencias, it is a science museum in Granada based on the outskirts of the city. Dating back to 1995, Parque de las Ciencias is the first-ever interactive museum in Andalusia. The museum is spread over more than 70,000m2, making it one of the biggest parks in the city, and is categorised in various zones for smooth exploration.

Parque de las Ciencias is a museum and a science centre which deals majorly with the study of Science. The museum is an integral part of ECSITE or the European Network of Science Centers and Museums. Since its inception in 1995, it has been directed by Ernesto Páramo Sureda only.

The museum works under the motto, "A new kind of Museum", which also states that it is one of Spain's rare museums that talks about different forms of life. Every day, several permanent and temporary exhibitions are held here. Some of the most prominent ones are 'Windows to Science' and 'Live Science', which offer tourists an experience of being present in the actual lab.

The museum is spread over a massive land of over 70,000m2, making it one of the largest museums in Spain and the world. It is often said that one day isn't enough to explore the entire place. Whereas tourists need a couple of days for a lifetime experience. The museum is classified into different areas, which makes it easier for tourists to plan their day well. When travelling to the museum, there are a handful of things to glance at.

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• Another major highlight of this place is the digital planetarium which uses more than 110 projectors to produce over 7,000 stars.
• The museum Parque de las Ciencias follows a motto which says "A new kind of Museum", which means it is unique and one of its kind in Spain.
• Since its establishment, Ernesto Páramo Sureda has been the art director of the museum.
• The museum hosts both temporary and permanent exhibitions, including a planetarium, café, restaurant, educational facilities, cinemas, bookshop, library and so on. Some other major highlights of the museum are its Plastination Lab and Restoration and Production Workshops.
• Parque de las Ciencias is a prominent site in Granada that opened in 1995. On your tour to Granada, a visit to this magnificent science museum is a must.
• Inside the museum, there are several areas dedicated to temporary exhibitions, whereas the museum houses seven permanent exhibition halls.
• On your tour of this place, make sure you mark your presence at one of the most famous exhibitions held here called Journey into the human body, which explains the origin of mankind and the functioning of different body parts.

How To Reach

By car- If you want to travel by car, visit Granada city centre from where the museum is located only 3 km away. It takes about 5-6 minutes to reach your destination.

By tram- Take a tram from Caleta to Parque de las Ciencias and reach your destination within 8 minutes.

By Bus- City buses on lines 5, 11, 21, and C5, are available which will take you to the Alcázar de Genial stop, which is the nearest bus stop from the museum. It is 1 km away and takes about 5 minutes to walk to reach the destination.

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Best Time To Visit

The best time to travel to Parque de las Ciencias is during the spring season when the temperature remains moderate in Spain. If you want to experience every aspect of the museum amidst a smaller crowd, the best time to pay your visit is between 11:00 AM or an hour before the closing time. You can also visit here during weekends for maximum fun and entertainment.

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Other Essential Information

Tips to Visit Parque de las Ciencias:

  • Book your tickets to Parque de las Ciencias in advance to avoid long queues promising a peaceful respite from the hustle and bustle of the city.
  • Taking the car or cab from the Granada city centre would be the ideal option to visit this museum rather than walking your way up to the museum.
  • It is recommended that you cover your head with a hat, your eyes with sunglasses, and put on sunscreen lotion to protect yourself from the heat.
  • Carry water with you to keep yourself hydrated. You can also take along a few snacks to munch in between.
  • You are not allowed to touch anything inside the museum premises. Therefore, avoid any such practices.
  •  Please wear comfortable shoes as visiting Parque de las Ciencias includes a lot of walking.
  • Any sharp object like a knife, pen, pencil or umbrella is not allowed inside the museum premises.
  • Photography with flash inside the museum is strictly prohibited.

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Point of Interest for Parque de las Ciencias


The most popular section of Parque de las Ciencias is the Journey into the human body exhibition (permanent exhibition), which allows tourists to explore the origin of humankind and how different body parts function. Kids can stand on the special weighing machines to check the total amount of water in their bodies. Additionally, they can also see their individual bodies in infrared imagery or understand how different body parts, senses, and minds work together.

There are various exhibitions that take place here at the Science museum, which adds an element of newness on every visit. One of the best and most interesting exhibitions ever held in Parque de las Ciencias is the temporary mummies exhibition which featured 50 mummies from under one hood from different continents. Some major institutions are the El Anthropological and Ethnography Museum of the University of Turin in Italy, the Library of Alexandria in Egypt, The University of Oporto's Natural History Museum in Portugal and the Suermondt-Ludwig- Museum in Aachen in Germany.

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Visit the biodome and learn about the vibrant relationships between the environment and all living beings. There are three categories in which the biodome is divided, these include, Indo-Pacific, Madagascar, and Amazon. Here you will find fish, amphibians, mammals, reptiles, and bird species from the three categories of places mentioned above. The place is used for educational and research purposes as well, which gives you more in- depth information about the biodiversity of the world.

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Digital planetarium

Digital planetarium

Another major highlight of Parque de las Ciencias is the digital planetarium which uses around 110 different projectors intending to produce more than 7000 stars. For small kids, several other exhibitions are presented, such as the cinema, the library, the cultural gallery or Windows to Science which comes with a Scientific theme. The display showcases health, the scientific legacy, the environment, physics, chemistry, architecture, literature, astronomy, mechanics and several other topics together.

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