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CosmoCaixa Barcelona, Barcelona

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At , learn about the environment, nature, science, and space. Permanent exhibitions include the Amazon rainforest, the evolution of matter starting with the Big Bang, and cuts of geological formations from across Catalonia. The museum’s centerpiece is an Amazonian tree itself. Take time to visit the planetarium. Check out which temporary exhibits will be available during your visit, then buy your ticket online to save yourself time in line. Using our online itinerary creator, Barcelona attractions like CosmoCaixa Barcelona can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Had the pleasure to visit cosmocaixa and it is the best science exposition i have ever seen in my life. I saw amazing science museums in Lisbon, Paris, London, Madrid, Rome and none are better than Co...  more »
  • 4 euro entry free is well worth it and there is plenty to see and do inside for all ages. We were very impressed with some of the interactive exhibits throughout the museum.  more »
  • It is a bit of a trek to get to the science museum. Once you get in, you wind your way down a huge helical walkway to the bottom. There are many different mini exhibitions which are all worth explorin...  more »
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  • Very impressive science museum with many interactive experiences to have fun and discover at any age. Besides, expositions are being renewed often thanks to temporary events. Main languages on signs are Spanish, Catalan, English. French is being implemented for last pieces / temporary expositions. I am not a scientist, still I have been amazed to discover all the collection, their planetarium and as well their "Amazonian forest" which is really worth having a look :) The museum has made it to let anyone enjoy science its own way. I totally recommend to anyone, from science lovers to curious people.
  • The kids enjoyed it & so did we! It's a beautiful large building for the kids and parents to explore. Loved it. We went on a Sunday and didn't wait long for queue. Paid €8 for 2 children & 2 adult
  • Fantastic place. If you have an account with CaixaBank the entrance is free and you only pay 50% of the extra activities. You need several days to look at all the thing they have to show. Natural history, scientific experiments, fossils, ancient tools, a triceratops, an amazing jungle replica with beautiful plants and animals. They even make it rain inside it. A place you must visit while in Barcelona!
  • Pro: Very cheap. 4€ or free for Caixa bank clients. Cool interactive physics experiments. Lowest floor only one worth seeing (rainforest, animals, experiments). Good family place. Con: Not much to see considering how big the place is. Horrible signage. If you're looking for something specific, good luck finding it. They don't tell you that you need to get different tickets for most presentations, so you have to go back to the ground floor to get them.
  • Average stay is 3.5 hours because the line takes 2. Waited 45 minutes in one line only to be told to wait in another one. No climate control either, so full 2 hour wait was sweltering. A science museum should be able to work out crowd control or at least online ticket sales.

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