Exploring scientific places at Barcelona
Barcelona has some great science museums that everyone can discover either between friends or in family.
I’m always fascinated about this domain, reading scientific articles about new stars, new particles, new species found in the center of the earth…
Even if I don’t understand 100%, I found all those things fascinating and visiting the museums it is a good way to improve my knowledge.
So if you are curious like me and you like to experiment things, following some places where you can go.
CosmoCaixa (calle isaac newton 26, official website) is a
science museum where there are a lot of things to test because it is only by experimenting by ourselves that we understand better how things work. Except the interactive section, you will also discover a forest area reproducing the amazon life with some inhabitants, a planetarium, a geological wall showing different types of rock… FGC train: L7 avinguda del tibidabo
Blue and Natural Science museum (plaza leonardo da vinci 4-5, official website) is situated at the Forum Park area, inside the triangle building of blue color and it is dedicated to the geology and zoology. Before both were divided in 2 different buildings in the Ciutadella Park, the geology was in the martorell building and the zoology, in the laboratory of nature building, also called castle of the 3 dragons. Once inside, you will also discover the permanent exhibition called planet life. Metro: L4 el maresme forum
Botanic garden (calle doctor font i quer 2, official website) is dedicated to the mediterranean plant collections from different country like California, Chile, South Africa, Australia… It is a pleasant walk inside the nature world and since it is located at Montjuic, in some sections, you will have a great view on the city too. Metro: L1 or L3 espanya then bus 193 jardi botanic
Water Agbar museum (carretera de sant boi 4-6, official website) is dedicated, like you can guess, to the water world. Here you will discover for example a steam hydraulic facility to make safe water but also some permanent exhibitions talking about its substance, its properties and the history of water supply. If you want to discover it, you will have to go to Cornellà de Llobregat, a town situated in the outskirts of Barcelona. Metro: L5 cornella centre
Fabra observatory (camí de l'observatori, official website) is a star observatory located at Tibidabo, near the amusement park. They organize morning tours every sunday and bank holiday to make you discover the building and different areas but you have also the choice to do it at night time. For the last option, consult its website because the time schedule changes according to the season. FGC train: L7 avinguda del tibidabo then blue tramway last stop then tibidabo funicular
Experimental physic museum (camí de l'observatori, official website) is situated near to the Fabra observatory. The space is more an exhibition of different scientific materials of Fernando Alsina inaugurated in 1907. Science and physic lover, he gave all its collection after his death in order to transmit his passion to other people.
Take note that all of them (except the observatory) are free entrance the first sunday of each month.