Whether you’re visiting Granada with kids or not, the Science Museum of Granada is one you don’t want to miss.
I promise it’s a lot of fun for small kids and big (myself included!).
This hub of creativity, curiosity, knowledge, and discovery is a little off from the old town, but well worth the short taxi drive. The museum is unlike anything you will imagine: it’s interactive, engaging, surprising, and constantly coming up with new exhibitions that will blow your mind.
This summer was my third visit to the Museum, and I finally also have some images to share.
I spent nearly three hours there, and if it wasn’t for the unpatient little travelers with me, could have easily stayed longer.
The museum offers a journey through time and space and encompasses a wide range of scientific disciplines, from astronomy, and physics to biology and geology. It also has a self-contained Biodome with freely running monkeys and exotic birds!
One of the most unique features of the museum is the fact that all the knowledge is pretty hands-on.
Kids are free to touch and test everything and engage with the information provided. In addition to the Biodome, the other popular part of the museum is the Planetarium – I haven’t visited this part myself, but it’s a state-of-the-art dome with immersive astronomical presentations.
Even the museum shop is not like your usual affair – this one is stuffed with education books, puzzles, and other toys promoting creativity and the development of young minds. You won’t find any plastic guns, stuffed toys or cars on sale. How refreshing.
There is also a small cafeteria where you can get snacks, sandwiches and drinks.
Below you will find a very small selection of the cool things you can see there. I have added practical visitor information at the end of the post.
I highly recommend a visit, I’m sure you will love it as much as I do!
PS: The museum tends to get very busy in autumn and winter (rainy day activity), so it’s better to get your tickets in advance online to avoid the long waiting time for the tickets on the spot. This happened to us in December and it wasn’t a great way to start the day.
Visiting the Science Museum of Granada
Location: Av. de la Ciencia, s/n, 18006 Granada
Opening Hours: Monday to Saturday, 10am to 7pm. Closed on public holidays and Sundays.
Ticket Prices: Museum and biodome ticket is 11 euros for adults, if you want to see the Planetarium too that’s extra 2.50 euros. Kids tickets are 9 euros for museum and biodome and 2 euro for the Planetarium.
For Biodome, you will get a specific entry slot as there are a limited number of people that can enter each hour, so keep that in mind when you buy your tickets. You can check details about tickets and buy them here.
How to get there:
- by taxi: short 10 minute drive
- by bus: city buses number 5, 11, 21 and C1
- by car: By Camino de Ronda and from Circunvalación.