CosmoCaixa
Speciality MuseumsScience MuseumsChildren's Museums
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
About
CosmoCaixa offers its visitors a whole host of activities and permanent and temporary exhibitions to give anyone who is interested a greater insight into the world of science. The museum’s most distinctive attractions include the new permanent exhibition “The Universe Gallery” where visitors can learn about the cosmos and its evolution from the big bang to the present day. An interactive experience beginning with the creation of the cosmos and going on to explore the evolution of the species and the innermost workings of the human brain. The "Flooded Forest” recreates the ecosystem of the Amazon inside a glass house covering an area of 1,000 m2, which is home to piranhas, crocodiles and other animal and plant species typical of the area, and the “Geological Wall” consists of seven vast sections of genuine rock that allow us to interpret the world’s geology.
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The area
Address
Neighbourhood: Sant Gervasi-La Bonanova
How to get there
  • Avinguda Tibidabo • 8 min walk
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  • Peter
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great Science Museum
    Fantastic science museum for kids and adults alike. It is clearly really popular with the local schools (there were loads of school kids when we visited). If you like to go to interactive science museums, this place is the best!
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 18 July 2023
  • Claire H
    Newport, United Kingdom123 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Well worth the visit, really enjoyed it.
    This place is fantastic, we had pretty low expectations, it's website doesn't sell itself that well. It is a huge complex and it is a cross between the science museum, the natural history museum and the sea life center, great place to take young and big kids, kept us well entertained for several hours to escape the heat. Really worth the visit, so many interesting visual explanations and tests to show all manner of all the sciences, highly recommend.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 21 July 2023
  • Lin P
    Laramie, Wyoming2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Good choice for a day out with kids
    We spent three hours here with a two year old, who was entertained by the rain forest, and the escalators. Very affordable, call on a hot summer day, clean bathrooms, healthy cafeteria. We took a taxi, which made the trip easy with a toddler. I only wish they had an outdoor or indoor play area, since many of the exhibit were digital rather than a hands-on, so better for slightly older children.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 25 July 2023
  • Simpson6
    Malmesbury, United Kingdom10 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Spectacular experience for all the family !
    Unsure where we were going in the taxi, we arrived at an enormous complex ready for the unknown. They didn’t disappoint. No stone has been left unturned in this amazing science celebration. If your children weren’t interested in science they will be after this visit. Truly wonderful and memorable & I might have learned a thing of two !!
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 4 August 2023
  • AustinIce
    Austin, Texas134 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The best science museum I've ever been to!
    As the father of 4, science museums are a way of life. Everywhere we go, we look at whether there's a science museum, b/c it's usually a fun activity. I won't even begin to name all of the big city science museums we've been to around the world, but there I've never seen anything on the level of the CosmoCaixa! We spent 3 hours there this morning, and easily could've spent another 3-4. It's huge, state of the art, and incredibly interesting. And, I say this as a guy who isn't generally enthused about visiting science museums. But, this one is incredible. It even has an aquarium section, that uses animals to teach about evolution, ecosystems, adaptability, etc. One thing to be aware of....while many science museums cater to small kids, and are boring for older kids, this one is the opposite. We brought our 7 & 9 year olds. The 9 y/o was into the science, but the 7 y/o was primarily interested just in the bright lights & moving objects. There are displays for quantum physics, sub-atomic particles, etc. So, it's pretty advanced. And a lot of the interactive displays require a decent amount of strength. I wouldn't come with kids under 7. They'll be amused, but only in the same way little kids are amused by getting to push the buttons in an elevator. They won't care at all for the science, why things work, etc. I was glad we left our younger kids elsewhere.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 10 August 2023
  • Sam Greep
    Plymouth, United Kingdom350 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Criminally underrated, great for kids and adults!
    I feel this place is criminally underrated. I visited in the afternoon of a weekday and it was relatively quiet. My friend and myself went not knowing what to expect and ended up spending the better most of 3 hours here! Very fun, very interactive, great appeal for kids as well as grownups. Everything is wrote in many languages for tourists to enjoy. Currently looks like they are working on a dinosaur display. The flooded forest section was a particular favourite part. I'd highly suggest this to anyone remotely interested in any form of science, although my friend who isn't so interested in it thoroughly enjoyed herself and how interactive everything is. Great for kids and adults! Unfortunately didn't have time to book the planetarium but it needs to be booked in advance (can be done when buying entry tickets or online) - definitely looked worth it!
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 20 October 2023
  • lia
    16 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A place for curious people of all ages
    Note that about 90% of the exhibits are on the bottom floor so make sure to take your time there and not rush to other floors. We spent 2:30h and I feel like we got to interact with most of the exhibits. Some parts of the museum to be reserved for school activities only. Great place for learning but also just admiring the exhibits. Although I study a scientific subject in uni I still had a lot of fun and managed to discover at least one new fact. The exhibits shine through their interactive nature. The little habitat including trees , fish and birds was gorgeous. Great place for people of all ages who have a curious nature.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 30 November 2023
  • Brimbo
    Chesterfield, United Kingdom6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A must go to for kids and adults alike.
    This place is amazing! A huge building with umpteen exhibits to suit all ages. The museum has a dinosaur section with some fantastic skeletons, a wildlife area recreating a rainforest with fish/birds/reptiles/mammals and flora. Other areas include the evolution of man, how the human brain and body works and tens of interactive displays from Newton's cradles to sound waves to how volcanoes form. We didn't go in the planetarium as didn't realise it was extra €6 each. The cafe was reasonably priced. The only negative was the half hour queue to pay and the walk up the steep hill to get there (there is a tram/bus though). We spent about 4 hours there and still didn't see it all.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 5 January 2024
  • Anna
    Spain2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    10/10 highly recommend even for adults
    It was really fascinating experience for us both me and my husband. We visited on March 25 at about 16:00 and spent about 10 minutes in line. 6 euro per person only, I would have paid even more. There are fish, plants, an aquarium, animals, dinosaur skeletons, and interactive stands explaining the laws of physics. We spent about three hours at the exhibition. There is also a cafe for snacks, clean toilets, and free lockers for coats or bags.
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 24 March 2024
  • Mike H
    Malvern Hills, United Kingdom182 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Brilliant day out!
    Visited as a family of 4 with our two children. Had a great time. The exhibits were interactive and interesting, and the kids really enjoyed it, especially the dinosaur bones and the interactive exhibits. Something for everyone there, and the food was reasonably priced and quite tasty at lunch time in the square.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 5 April 2024
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Naz H
London, UK42 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
What an amazing science museum this is. So much to see and do with so many interactive displays. It's not just boards of text (though there are information boards explaining the display) but instead it's more like you're doing experiments so that you can understand what it's trying to show. The flooded rainforest in particular is simply amazing. The best museum we've been to and the highlight of our trip to Barcelona
Written 1 June 2024
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PMosca
Turin, Italy50 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
Nice visit, quite good for young kids (5-10) for teen could be boring. Various practices experiment, tour through flooded forest, dinosaur skeleton and few more trick. A lot of stuff needs extra ticket. Very far from the center!
Written 27 April 2024
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Mike H
Malvern Hills, UK182 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
Visited as a family of 4 with our two children.

Had a great time. The exhibits were interactive and interesting, and the kids really enjoyed it, especially the dinosaur bones and the interactive exhibits.

Something for everyone there, and the food was reasonably priced and quite tasty at lunch time in the square.
Written 5 April 2024
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Heidi G
103 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
There is lots to see and read here, interesting facts and interactive activities.
We went as a couple and found it good, kids would thoroughly enjoy.
The reason for our 3 stars, 1, the Capybara does not sit right… it is a small area, and although there are signs to be quiet, it is 90% school trips many younger children. It is going to get noisy, and the animal has to sit for I assume 8hrs a day being gawped / shouted at. Not nice to see.
2, there were 2 dead turtles / terrapins…. We could see kids talking about this and went to see, and they were in fact definitely dead. I believe a member of staff was alerted and I hope this was sorted straight away.
Written 24 March 2024
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Anna
Spain2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
It was really fascinating experience for us both me and my husband. We visited on March 25 at about 16:00 and spent about 10 minutes in line. 6 euro per person only, I would have paid even more. There are fish, plants, an aquarium, animals, dinosaur skeletons, and interactive stands explaining the laws of physics. We spent about three hours at the exhibition. There is also a cafe for snacks, clean toilets, and free lockers for coats or bags.
Written 24 March 2024
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ShilpaVikas
Bengaluru, India204 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
The headphones were not at all working in cosmo show, there was no one to help. Also after the show when we went and told they were totally unappologetic and just took the headphone from our hand.
Written 19 February 2024
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Brimbo
Chesterfield, UK6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
This place is amazing! A huge building with umpteen exhibits to suit all ages. The museum has a dinosaur section with some fantastic skeletons, a wildlife area recreating a rainforest with fish/birds/reptiles/mammals and flora. Other areas include the evolution of man, how the human brain and body works and tens of interactive displays from Newton's cradles to sound waves to how volcanoes form. We didn't go in the planetarium as didn't realise it was extra €6 each. The cafe was reasonably priced. The only negative was the half hour queue to pay and the walk up the steep hill to get there (there is a tram/bus though). We spent about 4 hours there and still didn't see it all.
Written 5 January 2024
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lia
16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
Note that about 90% of the exhibits are on the bottom floor so make sure to take your time there and not rush to other floors. We spent 2:30h and I feel like we got to interact with most of the exhibits. Some parts of the museum to be reserved for school activities only.
Great place for learning but also just admiring the exhibits. Although I study a scientific subject in uni I still had a lot of fun and managed to discover at least one new fact. The exhibits shine through their interactive nature. The little habitat including trees , fish and birds was gorgeous. Great place for people of all ages who have a curious nature.
Written 30 November 2023
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Vagram Ovakimyan
28 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Family
Worth a visit, well... must visit. Educational, entertaining, interesting for children and adults as well.
Written 6 November 2023
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Kakapo
London, UK61 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
Fantastic science museum. Great for younger children in particular. I like the food set up as well with the cafe and then the canteen/buffet restaurant. More vegetarian options in the buffet would be great.
Written 30 October 2023
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