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CosmoCaixa is one of the most attractive options for adults and children. The old Science Museum of Barcelona was redesigned and relocated a few years ago to the current location. Since 2005, its official name is CosmoCaixa and belongs to the Social Work Foundation "La Caixa". This science museum was voted the best science museum in Europe and it is most likely the best museum in Barcelona city.

The museum has 5 floors distributed in the different exhibition halls: the flooded forest, a large greenhouse of 1000 m2 that contains the Amazon rain forest, the Geological Wall, Planetarium, and so on. It is intended that visitors engaged in several scientific experiments, making the experience much richer and enjoyable.

One of the exhibition's best attractions is the Amazon rain forest. In here you can see over 100 species of animals such as anaconda snakes, crocodiles, flesh-eating fish and many other interesting types of insects or plants.

Then there is the Geological Wall, which is one of the main features of the CosmoCaixa. Each of the cuts in the wall shows a geological structure and is accompanied by an experiment, specially designed by the technicians of the new Science Museum, showing the geological processes that have arisen. Some of these structures are formed by surface processes such as erosion and sedimentation, and others are related to internal processes such as volcanic eruptions, faults or folds.

For children between 3 and 8 years old, there is the Bubble Planetarium designed to enjoy the wonders and curiosities of the sky. They also offer a restaurant, a cafe and a gift shop.



Opening hours

Tue – Sun: 10:00 – 20:00


General fee is 3 euros + 1 euro for headphone guide.

Free admission every first Sunday of the month.


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Category: Sights

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