The Science Museum of Valencia (called the Museum of Sciences Prince Felipe) was inaugurated in 2000 in a new building designed by the architect Santiago Calatrava. The building is integrated within the complex of the “City of Arts and Sciences of Valencia,” and has a surface area of over 42,000 square meters of which 26,000 are destined for exhibition.
The Science Museum Principe Felipe it has become an international reference of interactive science
The Science Museum Príncipe Felipe is encourage the curiosity and the critical spirit, having fun and to surprise the visitors through the content on the world of science, technology and the environment.
All this is carried out by means of interactivity of the visitors with the exhibitions. The slogan of the museum is “Forbidden not to touch, not to feel, not think,” this interaction and the numerous outreach activities have made it one of the most popular centers of the country with 29 million visitors since was opened.
The building that houses the Museum Príncipe Felipe Science is divided into three floors plus the ground floor, where the “Street Minor” is opened to the public. Here are situated various exhibitions throughout the year and the care services to the public, the auditorium Santiago Grisolia and Arquerías Salon.
On the first floor you will find workshops and interactive science exhibitions, where visitors can enjoy the modules as “Exploratorium“, “I Furnishing habitat, from hand of nature“ and “L’Espai dels Xiquets“.
On this floor is accessed “Calle Mayor” in which you can see a representation of the DNA through a sculpture, Pendulum Foucault of 34 meters, one of the longest in the world and the space called Climate Change where various aspects of the climate are taught.
On the second floor there is the exhibition “The Legacy of Science“ where the life and career of the investigations of Nobel prizes is shown: Santiago Ramón y Cajal, Severo Ochoa and Jean Dausset.
(in this section you can also see part of the legacy of Severo Ochoa, his library with over 1,200 volumes and an exhibition dedicated to Santiago Grisolia.
On the third floor you find the “Chromosome Forest” which is a large-scale representation of the 23 pairs of chromosomes in humans.
We also find interactive exhibitions: “Zero Gravity” in collaboration with the “European Space Agency” and the “Space Academy” that simulates three stages in the development of space launch until the International Space Station.
The Science Museum Príncipe Felipe depends on the Generalitat Valenciana and the visit can be made every day of the year.
General Admission 8€
(6.20€ reduced , 4.30€ students and 5,80€ for groups)
Avenida del Profesor López Piñero 7, Telephone: 902 10 00 31
More information: www.cac.es
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