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Cosmocaixa - Barcelona science museum

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The tropical rainforest

CosmoCaixa - where man meet science.

The first thing you see while entering Barcelona's natural technical museum Cosmocaixa is a 300 year old giant Acariquara tree extending from the bottom to the top floor of this beautiful science center.

CosmoCaixa was closed for renovation in 1998 and reopened in 2005 with over 30 000 square meters. In 2006 it was selected to Europe's best museum.

The science center's facilities include the planetarium, a spectacular tropical rainforest and exhibitions of human nature and evolution of the earth and the universe.

The rainforest has an area of 1000 sqaure meters and should remind you of the Amazon. There are 13 different tree species, 58 plant species and 36 animal species.

While wandering around in the moisty rainforest I am suddenly surprised by a shower of rain which forces me to seek protection under a tree. I find a dam in the rainforest with huge Piraya and other jungle fish, a small sign warns me that the Piraya do not see the difference on human fingers and worms. There is also an anaconda and other tropical snakes and a Capybar, world's largest rodent.

The CosmoCaixa planetarium is a tall dome with 14 meter in diameter. Here you take a journey through space and time and learn all about the universe and meteors.  

Bring your children to visit the Toca-Toca Chamber where you can feel and touch different plants and animals as fish, spiders and snakes

Acariquara - tree of life

I strongly recommend that you visit CosmoCaixa during your stay in Barcelona.
Both adults and children have fun in this modern and playful museum.

Metro: Tibidabo L7 (Ferrocarril)
Address: Teodor Roviralta, 47-51
Opening hours: 10 am - 8 pm (Tue-Sun)
Admission: 3 Euro (Children under 7 years - free entrance)
Toca-toca and planetarium cost 2 Euro.

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