Parque Explora, Medellin

4.7
#1 of 13 in Zoos & Aquariums in Colombia
See science come to life with a hands-on learning experience at Parque Explora. The scientific exploration park offers fascinating exhibits to keep kids of all ages, as well as their parents, fully engaged and entertained. You can wander through vivariums housing some of the world's most dangerous amphibians, or star in your own film at the interactive film exhibit. Don't miss the exotic sea creatures on display at the huge freshwater aquarium, housed in the complex. For Parque Explora and beyond, use our Medellin route maker app to get the most from your Medellin vacation.
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  • The visit to this park was impressive for us and our grandchildren. We have compared these "joy of discovery and trial Park" with the "spectrum" in Berlin. This Park is pretty good! You can try many things and is consistently supported by dedicated staff. Some one is initially somewhat helpless against is declared one through the support of competent staff and made clear, you can find out additional help through the English-language instruction. Also the Aquarium is awesome. We spent an entire day there and yet long since not all validator, what to try it out. We would like to return.
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  • Had alot of fun here with my girlfriend :-) very fun place and big. Worth the time and money. Many restaurants inside the parque with normal prices.  more »
  • Nice place to visit with children. It has enough interactive attractions. It has the Botanical Garden to the side and is in the heart of the city.
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  • Really nice kid-friendly museum. Lots of hands on stuff to do. It helps if you know Spanish, but isn't necessary. Four stars only if you compare it to a big city USA science museum for kids, otherwise, 5 stars. Easy access by metro, too.
  • This park was very fun! My mom and I had a short visit in Medellin and we wanted to explore what this museum had to offer. It was very interactive and hands on experience. The aquarium was very exciting full of colorful and awesome fish. The staff was very knowledgeable about the species on display and they were able to explain and talk to us about each particular animal. Although, I think the park is targeted towards a younger public, adults can definitely enjoy this park... especially the exhibits on the third floor. Lastly, the park has a Cafe where you can have lunch. The food is very tasty and they even have vegetarian options. Overall, I had a great time!
  • We spent several hours at Parque Explora one afternoon. There was so much do to and for all age ranges. There are a lot of interactive things to indoors as well as outdoors. Would definitely recommend it for locals as well as visitors for a relaxing afternoon activity.
  • It costs a little to get in but kids love this place and it’s very good at activating them and making them think about animals and physics. For me it was nothing new and too crowded.
  • Great park. It takes about 4 hour to complete the route. Perfect for everybody. Didactic and interesting.

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