Madrid

Spain



Address:
Pintor Velásquez Alcobendas, s/n
Phone: 0034 914 845 200
Fax: 0034 914 845 225
Website: www.obrasocial.lacaixa.es/centros/cosmocaixamadrid_es.html

CosmoCaixa Madrid

CosmoCaixa Madrid is a spectacular and enjoyable educational journey through the sciences, technology and the laws of the universe. Visitors can actively participate in over 20 different experimental activities relating to physics, chemistry, optics and energy. The permanent exhibition explains the history of the planets and life on earth as well as showing how to predict the weather and describing how meteorological phenomena like tornadoes occur.

The interactive science museum is huge fun for children of all ages. It is located on the outskirts of the suburb of Alcobendas, just a short distance from Plaza Castilla.


 Permanent Collection Highlights (10)

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Permanent Collection

THE MATTER ROOM
The history of life began with a big bang 15,000 million years ago. Time, matter and space came from this great explosion. This room looks at the phenomenon through virtual experiments and includes sections on the earth, life, matter and the laws of nature.

PLANETARIUM
This journey will allow you to contemplate the universe throughout different moments in its history and become witnesses to the most spectacular cosmic phenomenon. This total immersion in the most realistic astronomical environments is for all ages. The planetarium uses 3D and a strong audiovisual system in high definition.

BUBBLE PLANETARIUM
Shooting stars, distant planets and comets are just some of the things you can see in the Bubble Planetarium. It has been specially created for children between 4 and 10 years of age who are encouraged to enjoy its magic.

TOUCH, TOUCH
Enter a tropical rainforest or take a walk along a Mediterranean coast. CosmoCaixa Madrid brings you closer to some of the animals and plants that inhabit these environments in order for you to better understand living creatures using sight, touch and experimentation.

CLICK FOR CHILDREN
This section aims to awaken children’s curiosity for science. Here, children between 3 and 8 years old can make great discoveries through play and experimentation. Click stimulates creativity and children’s capacity for learning through puzzles, questions and games.

EXPLROE THE FIVE SENSES
This room is dedicated to smaller children (between 3 and 6 years old). The aim is to work and stimulate the five senses, learning to relate each one of them with different parts of the body. The room is divided by colour with eac...+ [ Read all ]




Cost

GENERAL ENTRY:
Normal: 3 €
*Reduced: 2 €
*Friends of the museum, children young people between 8 and 16 years old, students, large families, retires people and unemployed people

Entry to the museum is free on the last Sunday of every month excluding activities

PLANETARIUM
Sessions: 11.30, 12.30, 13.30, 16.30, 17.30 and 18.30
Cost: 2 €

TOUCH, TOUCH
Sessions: 11.30, 12.30, 13.30, 16.30, 17.30 and 18.30
Cost: 3 €

CLOCK FOR CHILDREN
Sessions: 12.30, 13.30, 17.30 and 18.30
Cost: 3 €

EXPLORE THE FIVE SENSES
Sessions: 11.30, 12.30, 16.30 and 17.30
Cost: 2 €

BUBBLE PLANETARIUM
Sessions: 11.30 and 16.30
Cost: 2 €


Opening hours

Tuesdays to Sundays 10:00 to 20:00
Closed on Mondays (except public holidays, 25th December and 1st and 6th January)


Getting there

Pintor Velásquez Alcobendas, s/n
Madrid
SPAIN

Tel: (+34) 914 845 200
Fax: (+34) 914 845 225
E-mail: savimad@fundacionlacaixa.es


METRO: Novedad (Line 10)
BUS: From Pl. Castilla 157, 151, 152, 153, 154 and 156; from Canillejas: 827;
from Universidad Autónoma: 827ª and 828
BY ROAD: N-I from Burgos exit 14, underground tunnel Paseo de la Chopera exit 16 (Alcobendas - Pol.Industrial)
PARKING: 10:00 to 20:00


Facilities

CAFÉ-RESTAURANT COEMCO
The restaurant is a place where you can rest and recover while enjoying a healthy and varied menu. From Tuesdays to Fridays the restaurant also takes bookings for children’s birthdays. Open 10:00 to 19:30.
For information or reservations: (+34) 914 845 205 / CosmoCaixa@coemco.org

MUSEUM SHOP EXPLORECO
The shop sells books and souvenirs about science and is open from 10:00 to 20:00. Tel: (+34) 914 845 204


Museum internal and external photos (1)

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Groups

The museum takes bookings for groups and also birthdays. From Tuesdays to Fridays the charge is €60 per group for the following activities: Click for children, Bubble planetarium, Touch Touch and Explore the Five Senses.
For further information and reservations please call (+34) 902 888 090




Membership

FRIENDS OF THE MUSEUM MEMBERSHIP CARD
With a CosmoCaixa Barcelona and Madrid membership card you can enjoy discounts and benefits throughout the year including:
Free entry to the museum
30% discount on all activities and 10% discount in the café and museum store
Membership of the Friends of the Museum
Participation in group activities
Contribution to our work with your experience, ideas and suggestions

There are three types of membership: reduced (retired people and students over 16 years old), individual and family
For more information please call (+34) 934 953 945

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