La ciencia más divertida

By | 26 August, 2015 | 0 comments

Museo Ciencias NaturalesMake the most of your stay in our hotel in the centre of Madrid and discover some of the most stimulating scientific museums in the Spanish capital, a great activity for the whole family. These are not all of them but rather a small selection for you to plan your visit around.

The National Natural Science Museum will allow you to see different animal and plant species up close, with a permanent collection that goes back to its inauguration in 1711, showing all the wealth of the heritage and diversity of its natural environment. It also has temporary exhibits such as ‘Falconry, Cultural Heritage and Science’, which focuses on the fascinating technique of hunting wild animals with birds of prey especially trained for it. The museum is located on Calle José Abascal, 2, and tickets are 7 euros for adults and 3 euros for children. Closed on Mondays.

For a more technical outlook, it is worth visiting the National Science and Technology Museum, despite its out-of-the-way location (Calle Pintor Velázquez, s/n, metro Marqués de la Valdavia), although it’s easily accessible on Line 10 of the Madrid Metro. Previously located in the old Delicias railway station, since December 2014 it is located in the town of Alcobendas, where it exhibits a wide range of tools and machines, some as old as from the 16th century. It is a place where you can spend hours enjoying its many rooms, such as the one dedicated to everyday appliances, which exhibits the first every washing machine, made of wood in 1900; or an old crane model that will allow you to see up close all of its gears and inventiveness.

At the Telefónica Foundation (Calle Fuencarral, 4, on the corner with Gran Vía), different exhibitions take place, many of which related to science and technology, such as ‘Stories of telecommunications’, which can be visited on the building’s second floor. Free guided tours take place on Wednesdays at 12.00pm, with the space opening daily from 10.00am until 8.00pm except on Mondays. Entry is free.

Categories: Arte y cultura, Guías Madrid

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