The Science and Water Museum was opened in 1996 with the purpuse of promoting and popularizing science in a fun and interactive way for all audiences (children, young people and adults), which contributes to the popularization of scientific knowledge and method.
Furthermore, the museum also has a global and interdisciplinary nature with the participation in the common goal of other nationals museums and with the principles of «learning and having fun» or «learning interactively».
The Science and Water Museum has four permanet spaces: the Water Hall, the Exhibition Hall, the Planetarium and the «Dicover and Imagine» Hall.
In the Water Hall you will have fun discovering mora and more about the relationship between water and living beings, the planet, history, its chemical and physical properties and the importance of making responsible use of water resources.
All this means of over forty interactive modules, acquariums and terrariums which are grouped in four different areas which can be identified by means of colours: water and schience, water and life, water and geography and water and its uses.
The Museum has a hall used for travelling displays that tell us more about subjects of scientific interest, which means that visitors can enjoy new exhibits from time to time.
Paleontology and Mineralogy, Vulcanology, Mathematics, Acquariology, Geography, Optics, Entomology, Medicine, Music and Astronomy are some of the subjects we have found out about, always with a gender perspective and by means of new techniques to explain our themes, using interactive material.
The Discover and Imagine Hall is designed for children from 3 to 7 years of age. The purpose
Its main objective is to work and stimulate the senses, allowing children to learn how to relate each of it with different parts of the body. The idea is also for them to get to know about other livings beings such as fish, amphibians, reptiles … This way our «young scientist» observe and appreciate the different characteristics of their habitats.
Under the dome of our Planetarium we can enjoy a simulation of the night sky. Contemplating the Milky Way, the largest stars and the constellations which the make up, the planets, the Moon… The Planetarium’s projector also allow us to make exciting virtual journeys through the Universe.
Sessions are presented by a monitor, while the content can be adapted to the characteristics of audience. Although the Planeatariums’s differents programmes are very versatile, they occasionally centre around a particular theme, such as the identification of celestial and mythological objects associated whit the heavenly bodies. There are special sessions for children as well as specific themes on new developments in Astrhophysics, Astrobiology and periodical astronomical happenings.
Museo de la Ciencia y el Agua
Plaza de la Ciencia, 1.
30002. Murcia (Spain)
Telephone: 968 211 998
From 2th September to 15th June
Tuesday to Saturday: from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m and from 4.30 p.m to 7 p.m.
Sundays: from 11 a.m to 2 p.m.
Mondays and holidays closed
From 16th June to 31th August
Monday to Friday: from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m
Weekend and holidays: closed
Juni, Juli and August’s afternoon
From 17th to 28th Juni: Monday to Friday from 5 p.m to 8 p.m
Juli: Thuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 5 p.m to 8 p.m. Monday and Friday closed.
August: afternoons closed.
General admission : 1,50 €
Reduced admission: 1 €
Free of charge: + 65 years
Planetarium: 1 €
– The visit is included in the promotion Murcia Tourist Card.
– The general admission includes the Water Hall, the Discover and Imagine Hall and the Exhition hall.
– Reduced admission: scholars, groups of more than 15 people and visitors until 16 years of old.
*For more information for special sessions in the Planetarium in English, French or German: firstname.lastname@example.org.