Museu de Ciencies Naturals de Barcelona

Museu de Ciencies Naturals de Barcelona

Museu de Ciencies Naturals de Barcelona
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Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
About
El Museu de Ciències Naturals de Barcelona (Museo de Ciencias Naturales de Barcelona) está situado en el parque del Fórum. Fue construido por los arquitectos Herzog & de Meuron en el año 2004. Cerca del mar y del río Besòs, se ha convertido desde marzo de 2011 en un equipamiento abierto y dinámico, representativo y útil en el contexto de la problemática medioambiental actual. Ocupa 9.000 metros cuadrados distribuidos en dos plantas, con instalaciones y servicios modernos para todos los públicos que se estructuran en torno a un inmenso vestíbulo de libre acceso que es el punto de partida y llegada de todos los programas y servicios del Museo: la exposición permanente «Planeta Vida», los espacios para exposiciones temporales, la Mediateca, el Nido de ciencia para niños de 0-6 años, las aulas, la sala de actos, los talleres y la tienda.
Duration: 2-3 hours
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Neighbourhood: Diagonal Mar
How to get there
  • El Maresme-Fòrum • 4 min walk
  • Besòs Mar • 7 min walk
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permia
Ireland62,207 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
Hopping aboard Tram 4 at Glòries, were at Forum a short while later. Right at the phenomenal build that is home to the museum since 2011.

Over an absorbing couple of hours it was great viewing impressive expositions that cover so many aspects of nature and its wonders.

Mammals are particularly intriguing. Red pandas, primates, big cats and canines are here. Big birds are impressive.

Precious stones, crystals and minerals are well presented in all their colourful formations.
Written 27 April 2023
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The Mills Twins
Wrexham, UK599 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Friends
The museum itself is set inside a extremely modern blue building easily accessible by bus. It's a very modern place filled with information and excellent displays
Written 21 November 2022
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Angela W
Bulmer, UK16 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Couples
Lots to see and signage is easy to understand. Lots of people with young children there, that all seemed to be having a wonderful time.
Written 16 October 2022
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Arin
Newcastle upon Tyne, UK434 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021
I visited on the free entry day which is the first sunday of every month, but I believe it's free with the Barcelona card. The permanent exhibition starts with meteors and covers the span of evolution which was super interesting. Several displays have movable computer screens that you can interact with for more information about the displays. Unfortunately, once you've passed this then everything else is just taxidermy. It's very interesting to be able to look at skeletons of animals that we wouldn't be able to get that close to, but it gets old real quick. The remainder was an enormous display of gem stones. There just wasn't enough to keep me interested.
Written 16 November 2021
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Hannah Brocklebank
Cambridge, UK118 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
I used the first Sunday of the month free entry, wouldn't have paid for entry. I arrived at 11:45 and walked straight in, when I left about 40 minutes later the queue was huge so it pays to get there early. Lots of children but the exhibits are for all ages, lots of animal, plants and fossils in the permanent exhibit. There was a second exhibit was the queue was long and didn't want to entertain it.
Written 6 October 2021
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Lindsay CS
Sheffield, UK5 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Family
Good natural history museum, lots of interactive things for the kids. Would definitely recommend the Primates exhibit which is on at the minute very interesting and lots for the kids to do.
The main part has a lot about geology which may not interest everyone.
Written 8 March 2020
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impatiens
Minneapolis, MN238 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
This is one of the best natural history museums I have visited. The building itself is amazing, but the displays are well-organized, well-labeled, well-lit, and very educational. The permanent exhibit shows the evolution of the world and life in the world, uses exhibits focused on themes like movement, skeletons, similarities of species, and the like--rather than showing all primates together and all birds together. The collection shown isn't huge, but it is well displayed. The special exhibit on primates was extremely good, intended to show the variety of primates, how they live, and what threats they face, to encourage people to care about preservation.
Written 28 January 2020
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Valerie B
Portstewart, UK166 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019 • Family
We took our 2 grandchildren here but the museum interior is so dark that the 2½ year old wanted to leave 10 minutes after we arrived. We had booked them into the interactive children's classroom but that wasn't for an hour, so it was difficult to keep him interested. There was an exhibition on climate change and pollution, with long white "string" curtains. The boys (2½ and just turned 5) got told off by a security guard for walking through them...they must be just for effect, but they're like a magnet for children.
This museum is ok for the first Sunday in the month after 3pm, but I wouldn't pay to go.
Written 5 November 2019
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Pedralbes74
Barcelona, Spain172 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
Natural science museums should be bright, fun, educational, inspiring and accessible. This museum is a clear example of where the architecture does not fit at all the purpose of the building. The building is dark - black walls, black floor, black ceiling and dimly lit. And this is the inside of the building! You can barely see where you are walking. The exhibits are mediocre. You just want to get it over with.

On the day I was there there was a climate change exhibit which was incomprehensible, despite being aimed at children and youth - massive walls of tiny text, videos shown on screens made of hanging string which made them blurry. Also, the building is built on a slanted lot so they put it up on stilts, encouraging bums and homeless to squat under it. Most unfortunate. A rare miss for Barcelona.
Written 2 November 2019
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Ruth C
46 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 • Family
We spent well over two hours here and probably only saw / read / interacted with a small proportion of the amazing wealth of exhibits. The building is huge and the layout is smooth and easy to navigate.

There is a huge amount of information to consume and an extraordinarily diverse and detailed array of objects and beautifully presented films.

I loved the shark “swimming” on the floor, the evolution of the planet, the numerous fossils, minerals, bacteria, microbes, skeletons... It is a truly amazing experience and the knowledge and expertise shared is fantastic.

Definitely recommended and very reasonably priced.

Be aware there is no cafe but a couple of vending machines. We didn’t go into the gift shop or the garden exhibition.
Written 6 August 2019
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