In a city like Madrid, options of what to do are very extensive, especially with the many museums in the city including some of which are among the most important in the country.
If you are passionate about science and want to discover new things, you will find some of the most interesting science museums in the city. They are fascinating museums that will stimulate your thoughts in the field of science. From ShMadrid, here are two of the most important scientific museums in Madrid.
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National Museum of Natural Sciences
The National Museum of Natural Sciences, on the west side of the neighbourhood of Prosperidad is a museum dedicated to the study of the subject and is one of the most important scientific research institutes in the country.
Dedicated in 1772 by King Carlos III and visited by over half a million people every year, you will find permanent exhibitions about minerals, fossils, and human evolution, the Outdoor Stone Garden exhibition of rocks and fossilized trunks, exhibitions on the nature and civilization of the Mediterranean, information about fauna of the National Park of the Sierra de Guadarrama, and an exhibition of the educational garden of Mediterranean mountains.
You can visit the museum from Tuesday to Friday from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., and on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays until 8:00 p.m. In the month of August on Sundays, it closes its doors from 3:00 in the afternoon. The price of admission is €6 for general admission and €9.50 for entrance to the museum and the oceans section.
Address: Calle José Gutiérrez Abascal, 2; Gregorio Marañón stop on Lines 7 and 10 of the Madrid subway
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National Museum of Science and Technology
The National Museum of Science and Technology has been promoting the importance of science and technology since 1980. This museum has a large collection of important instruments and devices, originating in different educational research centers, which serve as a witness to the evolution of science and technology in Madrid.
One of the most important collections in this museum is the collection of tools from the 16th to the 18th centuries, donated by educational institutions including the San Isidro Institute and the Cardenal Cisneros Institute. In addition, through many other exhibitions about technology, people can learn about the documentation of the evolution of the industry and its engineering over the years.
It also features a planetarium, children’s workshops, and the famous Earth Globe by Antonio Monfort. A fascinating museum to visit for families, discover the secrets technology has given the world throughout the ages of our time. The best part about this museum is that admission is free!
Address: Calle del Pintor Velázquez, 5; stop Line 10 of the Madrid subway at Marqués de la Valdivia
These are two of the most important scientific museums in Spain, museums that must be visited by school children and those who just want to expand their knowledge in these fields. Without a doubt, visiting these museums will not leave you indifferent and you will discover really exciting things about history through science and its explanations.
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