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CosmoCaixa is the science museum in Barcelona run by "la Caixa" Community Projects, and is designed to stimulate people's knowledge and opinion of science through exhibitions and a wide variety of activities.

The museum building is just as fascinating as its contents. Cosmocaixa is a beautiful example of modernista architecture, designed and built between 1904 and 1909 by Josep Domènech i Estapà. The modern extension carried out in 2004 highlighted the value of the century-old building while placing it in a new context.

Highlights of exhibitions include the Flooded Forest (Bosc inundat), which recreates 1,000 m2 of an Amazonian rainforest ecosystem and features piranhas, crocodiles and other animal and plant species typical to the zone; the Geological Wall, comprising seven spectacular sections of real rock which illustrate the world's different geological structures; and the Room of Matter, An enthralling journey through the evolution of matter and life on our planet, with experiments, real pieces and living beings. Finally, the Planetarium invites you to take a journey through space and time, past the stars and planets of the firmament.

C/ Isaac Newton, 26. Barcelona

http://obrasocial.lacaixa.es/nuestroscentros/cosmocaixabarcelona/cosmocaixabarcelona_es.html

Tips for the arrival to CosmoCaixa

Use the FGC line L7 from Plaça Catalunya and leave at the last stop "Av. Del Tibidabo". Opposite you will see the station of the Tramvia Blau and two bus stops. From there take the bus 196 until you see the disused U-boat in the middle of the street. The striking building of CosmoCaixa is behind it.

CosmoCaixa ia about 800 meters easy walking from Av. Tibidabo L7 line stop. Follow the tracks of the Blue Tram. After about 500 meters the rail branch to the left in the custody of the tram. Follow the tracks and go right past for about 200 meters to CosmoCaixa.

How to get there: Bus 60, 73, 123 and 196.| Trains FGC: stop Av. Tibidabo + Tramvia Blau or bus 196.