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Cosmocaixa - Barcelona science museum
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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
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
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
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
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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