La Casa de la Ciencia - Science Museum, Seville
(2.8/5 based on 65+ reviews on the web)
La Casa de la Ciencia in the city of Seville, Spain is a centre for popularizing science.Along with a museum, the building houses the Andalusian headquarters of the Spanish National Research Council . CSIC is the largest public institution devoted to research in Spain, and the third largest in Europe. The building was opened to the public in 2008, with the goal of sharing knowledge acquired through scientific research. La Casa de la Ciencia aims to be a bridge between the scientific research community and the public, sharing contemporary scientific research and information on environmental issues. The museum achieves these goals by putting on various types of events, including exhibitions, conferences, seminars and workshops. The museum contains three permanent exhibits, one temporary exhibit and a planetarium.HistoryThe museum is housed in the Peruvian pavilion, a building of great beauty that was built in the Maria Luisa Park for the Ibero-American Exposition of 1929. In addition to being home to the offices of the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas en Sevilla, the building also house the Peruvian Consulate. For twenty years the building was the headquarters of the Biological Station of Doñana and in April 2008 the city council of Seville provided a grant to renovate the building to create La Casa de la Ciencia. In April 2008 the city council of Seville provided a grant to renovate the building to create La Casa de la Cienca.BuildingThe building was designed by the renowned architect Manuel Piqueras Cotolí . Cotoli was born in Lucena, Córdoba but moved to Peru to study and became known for his buildings which blended indigenous and colonial architecture. These buildings include the Escuela Nacional Superior Autónoma de Bellas Artes, Pizarro´s Tomb in the Cathedral of Lima, and the Archbishop's Palace. The blending of architectural styles is easily visible from the outside of La Casa de la Ciencia, and many parts of the building share similarities with Cotoli’s Peruvian works.
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  • We gave two very interactive temporary exhibitions (unheard and another) on the history of computing from which leave very happy. However, without them, the funds seem scarce.
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  • There I was invited to give a lecture for the Muscaria Mycological Association of Seville. The place is worth a visit. The building is beautiful, and interesting exhibitions. My applause to the CSIC for helping Muscaria friends and for the work of popular science they are doing
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  • In addition to stay in a beautiful building, next to the Maria Luisa Park, this museum is very interesting, with many activities for children.
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