We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Esplora Interactive Science Centre

Open Now: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Open today: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Review Highlights
Really clever science toyland for children and adults

In a sixteenth century ruined fort on the hill overlooking the grand harbour of Birgu someone had... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
DafyddGwalia
,
London
via mobile
education and entertainment

my kids and I had great time learning, playing and experiencing all that I have been studying for... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Michela D
,
Pescara, Italy
via mobile
Read all 110 reviews
89
All photos (89)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent85%
  • Very good12%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“all ages”(8 reviews)
“year olds”(4 reviews)
About
Esplora is Malta's only interactive science centre, suited to visitors of all ages and is located in the historical buildings of Villa Bighi, Kalkara enjoying the breathtaking views of Malta’s majestic Grand Harbour. Esplora features 200+ indoor and...more
Open Now
Hours Today: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
See all hours
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Contact
Villa Bighi | Triq Marina, Kalkara, Island of Malta, Malta
Website
+356 2360 2300
Call
Top Selling Tours & Activities in and around Kalkara
from USD 11.60
More Info
from USD 64.00
More Info
from USD 34.90
More Info
from USD 23.30
More Info
Reviews (110)
Filter reviews
96 results
Traveller rating
82
10
1
2
1
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
More languages
82
10
1
2
1
Show reviews that mention
All reviews all ages year olds kids and adults military hospital good food at reasonable prices water features three hours any age hands on activities summer school great fun few hours entrance fee grand harbour planetarium workshop engineering
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 96 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went there in a Monday morning and were the only people there which was a pity as fast amounts of money has been spent. But it really is aimed at children not adults.More

Thank Wilmslow_People
Guide631825, Guest Relations Manager at Esplora Interactive Science Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you very much for taking the time to write us a review and provide us with feedback, we really appreciate it. Perhaps you were mistaken on the day that you came as Monday's we are closed? Weekday mornings are one of our busiest times...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

In a sixteenth century ruined fort on the hill overlooking the grand harbour of Birgu someone had the great idea of installing a beautiful science and technology institute. Hands on and subversively educational, Esplora is a modern science museum sympathetically executed in an ancient setting....More

1  Thank DafyddGwalia
Guide631825, Guest Relations Manager at Esplora Interactive Science Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for your comments and review! Brilliantly descriptive! We are so happy to hear that you and your daughter had such a wonderful time with us and we are honoured that you said our spaces are better than the London Science Museum...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

my kids and I had great time learning, playing and experiencing all that I have been studying for ages on the books of physics, mechanics, chemistry, optical etc.. has been made real.More

Thank Michela D
Guide631825, Guest Relations Manager at Esplora Interactive Science Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to write us a review, it is much appreciated. We are so happy to see that you and your children had a wonderful experience with us and that you found all of our exhibits relatable to what you are...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had initially skipped over this when first looking for things to do with a 2 and 4 year old. I had assumed it would be aimed at older children and they wouldn’t get much out of it. When we looked again and looked properly...More

Thank quitefunky
Guide631825, Guest Relations Manager at Esplora Interactive Science Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Many thanks for taking the time to give us a review and feedback, it is greatly appreciated! We are so happy to see that you had a wonderful experience with us and you are right, many families with younger children perceive Esplora to be for...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place kept my 3 year old daughter captivated for 5 hours which tells you something. Educational and fun...brilliant. Will return.

Thank LCFT77
Guide631825, Guest Relations Manager at Esplora Interactive Science Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you very much for taking the time to write us a review. We are happy to hear that your daughter enjoyed it so much and we look forward to welcoming you back very soon.

Reviewed 15 October 2018

I am a local and have been going to Esplora repeatedly with my now almost 10 year old since its opened its doors. You can either purchase tickets just for the exhibits or a combined ticket for the exhibits and the Planetarium. It's just a...More

Thank Antares2312
Guide631825, Guest Relations Manager at Esplora Interactive Science Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

It is lovely to see a review from one of our repeat visitors, thank you very much for taking the time to write one in so much detail. We are very proud of our fabulous team on the floor who are always there to assist...More

Reviewed 15 October 2018

Esplora is a fantastic place...full of interactive science displays which are brilliant for children and adults too! Today we went for the space activities organised by Esplora and the children had a blast. Great interactive workshops were organised for the children allowing us to spend...More

Thank Stephanie V
Guide631825, Guest Relations Manager at Esplora Interactive Science Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review. We are all so glad to hear that you had a brilliant experience with us. Our Presenters will be so pleased to read your feedback! We look forward to welcoming you back...More

Reviewed 20 September 2018 via mobile

Nice to explore with kids accompanied with their guardien. For the tourists tjey can also visit an exhibition of Villa Bighi and nice views of the harbour and the three cities

Thank Noel C
Guide631825, Guest Relations Manager at Esplora Interactive Science Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 21 September 2018

Thank you for taking the time to write a review for us. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience at Esplora and appreciated the gorgeous views of the Grand Harbour as much as we do.

Reviewed 17 September 2018

Having visited Malta last year, and taking our children to Esplora, one thing we kept saying on our return was what a shame it was that it is so far away. Having decided to return to Malta this year, it was number one of our...More

Thank Howard W
Guide631825, Guest Relations Manager at Esplora Interactive Science Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 27 September 2018

Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a detailed review of your time here at Esplora! We are thrilled that you had such a wonderful time and appreciated all we have to offer. We hope to welcome you and your family...More

Reviewed 12 September 2018 via mobile

We spent a day with the kids (5yr and 7yr). Loads of buttons to press and interact with - which really kept the kids entertained (and us parents too!!). Physics and science explained in a simple, yet effective manner, including areas like optics, forces, pressure,...More

Thank Dave_travel_reviews
Guide631825, Guest Relations Manager at Esplora Interactive Science Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 27 September 2018

Thank you so much for taking the time to write your review of Esplora. We are very happy that you had a wonderful experience with us and hope to welcome you and your family again soon! Your positive comments will be passed on to Ryan,...More

View more reviews
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 143 nearby hotels
Palazzo Consiglia
165 reviews
.94 km away
Palazzo Paolina Boutique Hotel
78 reviews
1.02 km away
Grand Harbour Hotel
683 reviews
1.05 km away
British Hotel
455 reviews
1.06 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 2,224 nearby restaurants
Tal-Petut
529 reviews
.58 km away
D Kalkara Regatta
146 reviews
.28 km away
Osteria.VE
475 reviews
.66 km away
Frankies
18 reviews
.35 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 873 nearby attractions
Fort Rinella
1,213 reviews
.76 km away
Malta at War Museum
662 reviews
.81 km away
Fort St Angelo
362 reviews
.51 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
gllassie_traveller
8 July 2018|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from karldb123 | Reviewed this property |
Yes it's actually nice and cool inside. You can easily spend the whole day there so you will need a lot stop if you can drag the kids away long enough. We took some snacks like crisps and a matter bottle with us to tide us... More
0
Votes
Sherpa396751
14 May 2017|
Answer
Response from KALISTÉ S | Reviewed this property |
Hi, Only Exhibit Area: Adult...............................6 euros Kids under 12.................3 euros Kids under 4...................FREE Show / Workshop: Adult...............................3 euros Kids under... More
1
Vote