Parque Explora
Parque Explora
4.5
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Parque Explora is an interactive science museum in Medellín, Colombia, and a symbol of social transformation from education. It consists of an aquarium with emphasis on the Amazon, a planetarium, a public experimentation workshop -Exploratorio- and more than 300 interactive experiences for the social appropriation of knowledge. It has exhibitions dedicated to subjects such as neuroscience, music, time, people’s stories and the media that have allowed them to be told. The Aquarium and the Vivarium are spaces for education, conservation and research of life that promote a new ethic of vitality. More than 2,000 individuals of various species living there remind us that we are not alone, that our destiny is common, and that we must know and respect not only what looks like us.
Duration: 2-3 hours
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4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles3,290 reviews
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784
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122
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Mr. Fisher
Tampa, FL477 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
I love aquariums and try to visit them whenever I can. We made a point to include this place in our itinerary because of the strong recommendation of a relative. Well it was a disappointment. In general it was very good but there is so much to see in Medellin that I would put this attraction at the bottom of my list. For me, the highlight of the aquarium is the collection of Amazonian fish that include some huge catfish and very large Pirarucu (Arapaima).
Written January 31, 2020
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Hello. We're glad you share your opinion, this helps us to be able to improve more and more. We hope that next time you come back to the park you will have a better experience, we are waiting for you!
Written February 3, 2020
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Rupert L
Bogota, Colombia92 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020
First off, they were pedantic about masks and refused entry for two of our masks. Ridiculous. Management obviously overly officious. Pricing good for family of four. Outdoor experiments great. Aquarium ok and rooms good, but only allowed in one of four ...?? Despite being completely empty. Staff guiding we’re great and really engaged with my daughters who were captivated but management policy spoils.
Written October 30, 2020
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Hi, thank you very much for your comments. We will be thinking and working on all those things that we could improve.
Written November 30, 2020
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Coryk0315
Victoria, Canada16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Solo
I wasn’t sure what to expect but was pleasantly surprised. I bought the combo ticket which also included the planetarium and a show. The staff working here are very helpful and pleasant. The exhibits were entertaining and the aquarium very nicely done. Almost everything written had an english translation. A great place for all ages.
My only negative comment was while there was written english, any spoken directions and the planetarium show was all in spanish with no translation. Still enjoyable though!
Written November 3, 2022
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Hello, Coryk. Thank you for the comment, it is very important for us to know your opinion. We try to be better every day for you, who are the ones who make sense of us. We are waiting for you back in our Park when you want!
Written December 9, 2022
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siri h
Seattle, WA24 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2015 • Family
we almost didn't go to this museum, because we're from Seattle where we have the Pacific Science Center...this place was so much more and better...it actually makes me embarrassed for the Seattle offerings for children!
I suggest all families (adults were there without kids, it's that engaging, educational and fun).
We arrived at 10, thinking we'd be out of there around noon, we left at 7PM.
The employees in the exihibits are educated, and know how to explain things for comprehension.
If you don't know Spanish well, it might not be all accessable, although most of the written information was in English and many of the exhibit people speak English. My husband doesn't know English nor Spanish well and he thoroughly enjoyed it - none of us expected to be this impressed.
the food there was not too over-priced and a complete meal (not just junk food) and with free bathrooms and drinkable water, you can camp out.
Written January 13, 2015
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fourhundred
New York City, NY119 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2014 • Couples
Go here if you wish to visit an ersatz Spanish colonial village that is still under construction!! This was a complete waste of time that our guide insisted we see.
Written February 10, 2014
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Hallo! Wir bedanken uns bei Ihnen, uns Ihre Meinung wissen zu lassen. Im Jahr 2014 gab es hier keine Gebäude oder Austellung im Bau. Wir warten Sie mit offenen Armen.
Written June 7, 2016
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Donnchadh1
Dublin15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2011 • Friends
Amazing. As an engineer i am interested in science and found this park excellent. This is an attraction which is both educational for young adults and enjoyable for adults. This park brings interaction to a new level making science and learning fun for all ages. A solid half day experience and highly recommended.
Written September 3, 2012
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BloxGames223
Medellin, Colombia21 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
I entered there and... WOW, OMG, the place was impressive, you learn there too much about the nature, the space, the seas, the animals... I recommend it for kis forom 6 to 12 years.
Written July 12, 2021
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Hello. Thank you for taking the time to qualify us. We love it when you visit us as a family! Welcome always.
Written November 2, 2021
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YNogue
Boston, MA111 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019
We visited this place as part of our trip to Medellin, Colombia. It is very beautiful, the only thing is that I was expecting more of an aquarium as it had been described. Its more of a museum/Science Center. Definitely for kids,
Written January 13, 2020
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Thank you very much for sharing your comment, we hope the next time you return to the park, you have a better experience, we are waiting for you!
Written January 16, 2020
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Dr. John R. L
Youngstown, ohio30 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 • Friends
A wonderland for children, and seniors, as well as, those in between. One could spend days exploring in this place to see up close fish and reptiles, along with music and art and history. An amazing bringing together of science with interactive exhibits that teach lessons for a lifetime. From ichthyology to astronomy this is the place to be!
Written July 9, 2019
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Hello, John! It gives us joy to read your comments about us. We are also glad that your experience and perception about the Park is positive and that you shared this opinion. We hope you can visit us again in the near future.
Written August 9, 2019
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NIJOLE L
Miami Beach, FL2 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2015 • Family
Visiting parks with a theme is always good to start first day in the unknown city.. Highly recommended to anyone. Experiments I wasn’t unable to do because all is in Spanish without English subtitles..
Written May 1, 2015
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