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Best Science & Technology in Barcelona

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Maritime Museum

Museu Marítim describes the history of the Catalan fleet through exhibitions of old sailing ships, paintings, figureheads, navigational instruments, maps, and charts. There are two permanent exhibitions and educational activities for children, who can physically board both Don Juan de Austria's royal galleon and Narcís Monturiol's primitive submarine. The museum is housed in the Reials Drassanes, a typical 13th-century Catalan Gothic construction built on the orders of King Pere el Gran as a boat repair yard at a time when the Catalan fleet controlled many of the Mediterranean's important trade routes.

Barcelona, Spain
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CosmoCaixa Barcelona

CosmoCaixa Barcelona is one of Barcelona's main visitor attractions, an interactive and educational experience for adults and children alike. There are special children's activities that are designed to stimulate young minds and encourage interests in science. Regular educational workshops take place where children can experiment with scientific phenomena like heat, electricity, atmospheric pressure, and sound. Each of its rooms explores a specific field, including mechanics, optics, meteorology, and computer science. There is also a planetarium onsite that explains aspects of astronomy. Leave it to the research time at CosmoCaixa Barcelona to put together fun and educational temporary exhibits. All you have to do is drop by.

Barcelona, Spain
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Museu Blau

Located within the Museu de Ciències Naturals de Barcelona, Museu Blau is an amazing natural science museum. Museu Blau, also called the Blue Museum, was designed by Herzog & de Meuron and is spread over 9,000 square meters (96,875 square feet) and across two floors. Visitors can view permanent and temporary exhibits fossils, plants, animals, and more. Learn about the history of the world at this delightful museum!

Barcelona, Spain
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Museu de la Ciència i de la Tècnica de Catalunya (mNACTEC)

Visit the Museu de la Ciència i de la Tècnica de Catalunya with your kids and explore a unique world of science and technological innovations. Housed in an old textile factory, the museum was established as an independent institution in November of 1990. The collection spans automobile technology, gadgets, energy and power, human anatomy, and industrial development along with displays from the original textile mill. Apart from the permanent collection, the museum also hosts numerous rotating exhibitions and even has its own library with archives. When you want a break from all the exquisite art museums in Barcelona, head just outside the city to this science and technology center.

Terrassa, Spain
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