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Museum of Natural Sciences of Barcelona

Natural history museum in Barcelona, Spain

Introduction

History

  • ๐Ÿ“œ Founded: The museum was established in 1882 following the bequest of Francesc Martorell Peรฑa.
  • ๐Ÿ›๏ธ Original Name: Initially named Museo Martorell de Arqueologรญa y Ciencias Naturales.
  • ๐Ÿ”„ Name Change: Renamed to Museo Martorell de Geologรญa after the relocation of archaeological, botanical, and zoological collections.
  • ๐Ÿฐ Expansion: The Castle of the Three Dragons was assigned to the museum in 1917.
  • ๐Ÿ”„ Recent Changes: The Forum Building was assigned to the museum in 2010, and the main permanent exhibition opened in 2011.

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Exhibitions

  • ๐ŸŒ Planet Life: Permanent exhibition tracing the history of life and Earth.
  • ๐Ÿ’ง Water: Temporary exhibition exploring the significance of water.
  • ๐ŸŒŸ Wow: Temporary exhibition showcasing natural wonders.
  • ๐ŸŒฟ Nature or Culture?: Temporary exhibition examining the relationship between nature and human culture.
  • ๐ŸŒณ Areas of the Botanical Garden: Permanent exhibition in the Botanical Garden of Barcelona.
  • ๐ŸŒฒ Bonsai Exhibition: Permanent exhibition featuring bonsai trees.

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Facilities

  • ๐Ÿ”ฌ Laboratories: Equipped for research and educational purposes.
  • ๐Ÿ“š Mediatheque: A resource center for visitors.
  • ๐Ÿ›๏ธ Shop: Offers a variety of educational and souvenir items.
  • ๐Ÿซ Workshop Rooms: Spaces for educational activities and workshops.
  • ๐ŸŽค Conference Hall: Venue for lectures and events.
  • ๐Ÿ‘ถ Science Nest: Interactive area for children aged 0 to 6.

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Unique Features

  • ๐ŸŒฟ Terrat Viu: The first wild roof in Barcelona, featuring flora adapted to the Mediterranean climate.
  • ๐Ÿข Forum Building: Designed by Swiss architects Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron.
  • ๐Ÿ† Architectural Prize: The Forum Building architects won the Pritzker Architecture Prize in 2001.
  • ๐ŸŒŠ Design: The building's faรงade is dark-blue with glass strips reminiscent of cascading water.
  • ๐ŸŒ‰ Views: Offers magnificent views of the coast of Barcelona and the Maresme coast.

Visitor Information

  • ๐Ÿ•’ Opening Hours: Check the official website for current hours.
  • ๐ŸŽŸ๏ธ Ticket Prices: Available on the museum's website.
  • ๐Ÿ“ Address: Forum Building, Barcelona, Spain.
  • ๐Ÿš‡ Transportation: Accessible via public transport; check local transit options.
  • ๐ŸŒ Website: Visit https://museuciencies.cat/en/ for more information.
  • ๐Ÿ“ž Contact: Contact details available on the official website.

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Travel Information
๐Ÿ“žย ย ย Phone: +34 932 56 60 02
๐ŸŒย ย ย Website: https://www.museuciencies.cat/
๐Ÿ•’ย ย ย Hours: See hours
๐Ÿ“ย ย ย Address: Plaza Leonardo Da Vinci, 4-5, Sant Martรญ, 08019 Barcelona, Spain
๐Ÿ”—ย ย ย Profiles: Facebook YouTube Instagram X (Twitter)

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