If you’re visiting Barcelona in the company of youngsters – say, between the ages of 4 and 14 – then a visit to CosmoCaixa is a must-do. And you’ll enjoy it too. In terms of both educational and entertainment value it’s probably the best museum in the city and was voted the best science museum in Europe. There are hundreds of buttons to press, levers to pull, and amazing things to gawk at. And there’s acres of space both inside and outside for the little ones to run around when taking a break from flashing lights and factual overload. Don’t worry – all the exhibits and interactive experiments are labelled in English.
Highlights of exhibitions include the Flooded Forest (Bosc inundat), which recreates 1,000 m2 of an Amazonian rainforest ecosystem and features piranhas, crocodiles and other animal and plant species typical to the zone; the Geological Wall, comprising seven spectacular sections of real rock which illustrate the world?s different geological structures; and the Room of Matter, An enthralling journey through the evolution of matter and life on our planet, with experiments, real pieces and living beings. Finally, the Planetarium invites you to take a journey through space and time, past the stars and planets of the firmament.
This audio of this video is in Catalan yet the video will give you an idea on what to expect when visiting the museum.
Video: © Barcelona Cultura