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Formerly known as the Science Museum of Barcelona, the CosmoCaixa Barcelona is a museum that features an array of exhibitions, both permanent as well as temporary, showcasing nature, science, environment, and space. If you want to explore the basic principles of science, here is a fun and interesting way to absorb it all at CosmoCaixa. CosmoCaixa Barcelona is one of the best science museums in Barcelona!

Why Visit CosmoCaixa Barcelona?

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  • A museum of natural sciences where you will be amazed by nature, science, and technology exhibited within these walls. 
  • Understand the basic principles of science – from electric voltage tests to creating waves and so much more in a playful and fun environment. 
  • If you are visiting with family, check out the area called ‘Toca Toca’, where you will be awestruck by the flora and fauna of different regions of the world first-hand, by touch. 
  • There are various Zones present within the museum like the Universe Gallery, Flooded Forest, Antarctic Base, The Geological Wall, to name a few, where visitors can learn all about the cosmos, the fragile ecosystem and so much more.

Zones at CosmoCaixa Barcelona

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Universe Room

The Universe Room is one of the most distinctive zones at the museum that provides an interactive tour that helps discover the cosmos and its evolution right from its Big Bang to the present day.


  • An interactive journey from the creation of the cosmos, and penetrates the depths of the human brain. 
  • It is a new permanent exhibition at CosmoCaixa 
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The zone aims to open an observation door to the world, where the invisible is visible through experimentation in an attractive museum environment where visitors can use different magnification instruments to view things through the human eye. 


  • It is a new permanent space at CosmoCaixa 
  • The user plays a protagonist, where one can explore the microscopic world through experimentations. 
  • Museum Ticket price: € 6
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Flooded Forest

The Flooded Forest at CosmoCaixa allows you to immerse yourself into an ecosystem consisting of the planet’s living biodiversity. It represents a fragment of the ecosystem of the Amazon rainforest, which has a rich and fragile ecosystem. 


  • The Flooded Forest exhibits the ecosystem of the Amazon inside a glasshouse, which is home to crocodiles, piranhas, various other plant and animal species. 
  • Within the 1000 sq meter of space, you will be discovering some of the most representative species of the Amazon rainforest: ants, boas, fish, tropical birds, plants and so much more. 
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Antarctic Base

The Antarctic Base is an area within the museum where you can discover photographs of its biodiversity and admire the new nature from the National Geographic archive. 


  • Photographs are renewed at this permanent exhibition and the expeditions are documented from the golden age of polar exploration in Antarctica. 
  • Discover the details first hand about the history of the Juan Carlos I Spanish Antarctic Base by none-other than Dr. Catellvi himself. 
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The Geological Wall

This section of the museum shows the Earth’s geology, where seven large sections of genuine rock were originated by different geological processes and have contributed to shaping the planet. 


  • Large sections of geological formations are displayed along a wall showing volcanism, faults, erosion, sedimentation, and other processes. 
  • Understand the secrets of the earth’s geology and the process that has contributed to creating the world at the museum. 
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Lab Math

In this area of CosmoCaixa, you will find a space desiccated to mathematics entirely. You will discover the mathematical interior and try resolving the challenges of daily life and nature with a mathematical eye. 


  • Lab Math is a part of the Universe Room that will help you give an insight into the world of mathematics. 
  • You will be offered games, mazes, puzzles, and various other challenges in order to kickstart your logical and creative side. 
  • You will understand how the subject can be used to resolve different problems in life. 
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Sustainable Building

The building aims to be an educational building project that displays the current and future environmental improvements. The building is into raising awareness and educating the public in the culture of sustainability. 


  • A green building that takes advantage of the commitment to the environment by the center. 
  • Educates and communicates in favor of sustainability.
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Explore the museum through the hands of young people who take part in the Explainers CosmoCaixa program during the weekends. The explainers will help you understand all the scientific content of the four spaces of the museum: the entrance, the vertical garden, Archimedes Garden as well as the photovoltaic sunflowers. 


  • The program trains young people in the 4th year of ESO and high school to explain the different scientific and museum content to visitors. 
  • You get a thorough insight into the various spaces of the museum and all your questions will be answered first hand.
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 CosmoCaixa brings to you a summary of the evaluation made out of the various exhibitions and activities carried out in this permanent room. Here, the visitors understand the overview and help improve the overall visitor experience. 


  • The museum presents a digital edition of the summary of the evaluation, the Sala de la Materia. 
  • Visitors are guaranteed to have a satisfactory experience by the evaluation carried out in the permanent room. 

Exhibitions at CosmoCaixa Barcelona

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Date:  Oct 29, 2021 – Feb 13, 2022

Tesla: The Genius of Modern Electricity: In this exhibition, you will delve into the life of the pioneer of modern technology. Considered to be one of the greatest geniuses of technology and science to date, Nikola Tesla Is undoubtedly an idealistic and versatile figure in the history of science. 

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Date: Mar 16, 2022 – Oct 16, 2022

The Sun. Living With Our Star: The exhibition is an interactive one where you get an opportunity to discover the secrets of the star and dive into the fascinating history of the human being’s relationship with the sun. Witness more than 100 historical and contemporary pieces associated with the sun. 

CosmoCaixa Digital Planetarium

The digital planetarium is undoubtedly one of the major highlights of Cosmocaixa, Barcelona’s Science Museum. The exhibit projects onto a dome, alongside a pioneering stereo sound system. You can see a spectacular immersion in the world of astronomy, thanks to the periodically updated program. The Planetarium allows you to watch the different projections in the language of your preference amongst the provided ones – Spanish, Catalan, English, and French. This facility is adapted to groups with different visual disabilities as well. Quite an innovative approach to discovering the universe, isn’t it? 

Activities for Children

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 The activity offers children from 7 years of age a chance to think with their hands while designing and experimenting across four different thematic areas. 

Date: Nov 12, 2021 – Apr 3, 2022

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This workshop allows you to discover the process behind making slimes with everyday materials. You will be exposed to a little bit of chemistry to be able to discover the curious properties and you can play as much as you wish to with the fascinating fluids. 

Date: Sep 18, 2021 – Dec 19 2021

Plan Your Visit to CosmoCaixa Barcelona

Getting There
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Tue – Sun: 10 am to 8 pm

Note: Closed on Mondays, 1st Jan, 6th Jan, and 25th Dec. 

Address: Carrer d’Isaac Newton, 28

By Metro: Use the FGC line L7 from Plaça Catalunya

By Bus: Take the bus Turistic- Tramvia Blau – Tibidabo 

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  • The tour at CosmoCaixa is wheelchair accessible. 
  • Activities and exhibitions are conducted to give an insight into the world of science and technology.      
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CosmoCaixa Barcelona has a couple of restaurants and cafes within its close vicinity. Some popular ones include: 

  • Mirabe: Enjoy great tapas with an amazing view in Barcelona. The menu leaves a great variety of creative dishes which will leave you indifferent. 
  • La Balsa:  A unique restaurant offering cuisine of clean flavors.
  • Brunch & Munch: Enjoy an exotic plate of Mediterranean cuisine at Brunch & Munch. 
  • La Venta: A full menu for those who want to discover the cuisine and be surprised.  An excellent Catalan cuisine with a nice and old-style location. 
  • El Nido Del Mirlo:From the hands of Chef Ismael Alonso, you get a chance to taste a gastronomic proposal that will make the most demanding palates fall in love.

Visitor Tips

  • Make sure you keep aside two hours for exploring the science museum. 
  • The ticket price is 6 euros. Admission is free for children under the age of 16. 
  • Admission is free to the museum on the first Monday of a month. 
  • We recommend you book your tickets online in order to avoid any last-minute rush. 
  • Make sure you wear comfortable footwear as there will be a bit of walking done in order to explore the various zones of the museum. 

Frequently Asked Questions About CosmoCaixa Barcelona Tickets

What is CosmoCaixa Barcelona?

CosmoCaixa Barcelona is a museum that features plenty of exhibitions, both permanent as well as temporary, showcasing nature, science, environment, and space.

Where can I buy CosmoCaixa tickets?

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Where can I purchase cheap CosmoCaixa tickets?

It is best to buy the CosmoCaixa Barcelona tickets online in order to skip the rush and have a hassle-free experience. 

When is CosmoCaixa open?

The museum is open from Tuesdays to Sundays. It is shut on Mondays and 1st and 6th Jan and 25th Dec.

Do you need to book in advance to visit CosmoCaixa?

It is recommended to book in advance to secure your spot at the museum and to avoid any last minute chaos.

What can I see inside CosmoCaixa Barcelona?

You will be amazed by nature, science, and technology exhibited within these walls. You get to explore the various zones present within the museum like the Universe Room, Flooded Forest, Antarctic Base, Lab Math, and many others. You will also get to be a part of various workshops and exhibitions where you get a thorough understanding of the various sections of the museum and get to use your mind at various aspects associated with science. 

What are the opening hours of CosmoCaixa Barcelona?

The space is open from 10 am to 8 pm from Tuesday to Sunday. However, it is not open on Mondays.

Where is CosmoCaixa Barcelona?

CosmoCaixa is a science museum located in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain.

Are there restaurants inside CosmoCaixa Barcelona?

There are plenty of restaurants and cafes situated near CosmoCaixa Barcelona like Arcasa Cosmocaixa, La Balsa, Mirabe to name a few.

How can I reach CosmoCaixa Barcelona?

You can reach the location either by taking metro Line L7 FGC or by taking the turistic bus.

What are the facilities at CosmoCaixa Barcelona?

The Science Museum is well equipped with facilities for the disabled. It is wheelchair accessible. There are a lot of exhibitions and workshops conducted to give a first-hand insight into the world of science.

Yes, CosmoCaixa is safe to be visited as the staff has undertaken a few safety measures in place to ensure the safety and well-being of all its visitors. The space is well sanitised with temperature checks.