Parque de las Ciencias is Andalusia’s science centre and museum. The museum is well situated in the center of Granada, the town of the Alhambra and Federico García Lorca. Parque de las Ciencias, under the motto A new kind of Museum, was founded in 1995 and occupies 70.000 square meters. The museum holds permanent and temporary exhibitions, a Planetarium, some well prepared educational facilities and a cultural gallery that includes an auditorium for 500 people, 3 movie theatres, a café and restaurant, bookshop, etc.
Parque de las Ciencias counts amongst its council members the University of Granada and the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), the largest public institution dedicated to research in Spanish. The museum also houses ‘Windows to Science’ and ‘Live Science’, which through crystal bounded spaces provides the visitors with an insight into science as it is really done in labs.
With over 600.000 visitors a year, it is also an open-air museum (more than 20.000 m2 of its whole area are open air and green spaces, including a butterfly house) where the visitor can learn and can feel the Science and Technology.
(The Museum is a Consortium formed by the Regional, Provincial and Local government, the University of Granada, CSIC and Caja Granada and Caja Granada Fundación, two financial institutions.)