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CosmoCaixa Barcelona

Isaac Newton, 26, Barcelona, Spain
93-212-60-50
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Ranked #9 of 326 attractions in Barcelona
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Science Museums, Observatories/ Planetariums, Museums
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Description: A science museum, its permanent exhibitions include "Flooded Forest," "Geological Wall," "Room of Matter" and Planetarium.
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Helsinki, Finland
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

On one of the rainy days in Barcelona, we chose to trek to Cosmocaixa which is located near the Av. de Tibidabo subway station that can be reached via L7. From the station it's a short walk to reach the place. I had seen the good reviews beforehand, but I couldn't believe what a bargain this place is. For adults... More

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Barcelona
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Living in Barcelona this science museum is a place our kids never tire of, after at least a dozen visits. It has a replica of a rainforest, complete with micro-climate (including rain) and animals. Another section has all the major physics laws explained via simple machines, letting the children see first hand how the laws apply to the real world.... More

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Dublin, Tipperary, Ireland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Had a really enjoyable afternoon at CosmoCaixa during a recent stay in Barcelona. Highlights were the flooded rainforest and planetarium, although there are a huge number of interactive exhibits that kids (and adults) will love. We had visited the Aquarium in the marina prior to the museum and felt on leaving that is was overpriced and bad value for money.... More

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Thailand
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Fantastic find! €4 entry and free to my 16 yr old brother. Could have spent ous in this fascinating interactive museum, suitable for literally all ages. And the man made rainforest that you can walk through was amazing! Would definitely recommend, excellent architecture and ground to sit and have a coffee in the coffee shop outside after too!

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Wonderful place to spend an interesting and entertaining couple of hours. Plenty of interactive exhibits, covering a broad range of science - from Foucault's pendulum to a flooded rainforest. There are additional hands-on areas (and films) aimed at younger children, but we missed the time slots, so best to check times in advance if you are interested in the 'toca... More

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Horsham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Went on our last day in Barcelona to kill some time before our flight home. Awesome place. Free lockers where we stored all our luggage for the day. Cool and clean. Fabulously interactive and our children (aged 14 and 11) thought it was awesome ("better than London") Good, fair priced cafe with decent coffee, sandwiches and pastries and an bonus... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

We loved CosmoCaixa! It's well with the €4 per adult (children under 16 years are free). There are several exhibitions, interactive games about science and research, aquatic life, a rainforest, and activities you pay an extra €2-4 for. You can spend all day at CosmoCaixa. For lunch, the food available at the cafeteria ia reasonably priced but for a big... More

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Birmingham
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Decided to give this a try on a hot sweaty afternoon- if only because it would be cool & have air-con. We were not disappointed & it was cool in more ways than one;) Entrance just €4 for adults & kids up to 16 free. Paid extra €4 each for planetarium show- enjoyable 40 min show about space technology. 3-D... More

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Nottingham
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 via mobile

Really enjoyed our visit here. Easy to get to, and plenty of stuff to see and do. Many of the exhibits are elegant, hands on experiments to keep the kids interested. The indoor flooded rain forest is nice and I'd particularly recommend having lunch at the restaurant.

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

If you like to experience what science is about, this is a great place to explore. You can try many things which help you understand physics. I would not do the Planetarium again though as it was not that much about planets.

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