Museo Participativo de Ciencias

Recoleta & Barrio Norte

This hands-on science museum designed with children in mind has interactive displays with plenty of levers to pull and buttons to press. A great place for kids to release their pent-up energy and produce electricity by cycling on a fixed bike to power a light bulb, for example.

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Nearby Recoleta & Barrio Norte attractions

1. Centro Cultural Recoleta

0.03 MILES

Part of the original Franciscan convent and alongside its namesake church and cemetery, this excellent cultural center houses a variety of facilities,…

2. Basílica de Nuestra Señora del Pilar

0.04 MILES

The centerpiece of this gleaming white colonial church, built by Franciscans in 1732, is a Peruvian altar adorned with silver from Argentina’s northwest…

3. Cementerio de la Recoleta


This cemetery is perhaps BA's top attraction. You can wander for hours in this incredible city of the dead, where the ‘streets’ are lined with impressive…

4. Palais de Glace

0.15 MILES

Housed in an unusual circular building that was once an ice-skating rink and a tango hall (happily not at once, however), the spacious Palais de Glace now…

5. Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes

0.17 MILES

This is Argentina’s most important fine arts museum, containing many key works by Benito Quinquela Martín, Xul Solar, Eduardo Sívori and other Argentine…

6. Facultad de Ingeniería

0.28 MILES

This neo-Gothic building (1912), designed by Uruguayan architect Arturo Prins, is an architectural landmark.

7. Floralis Genérica

0.34 MILES

This gargantuan flower sculpture, located in the center of Plaza Naciones Unidas, is the inspired creation of architect Eduardo Catalano, who designed and…

8. Biblioteca Nacional

0.36 MILES

Argentina's national library dates back to 1810 and was founded in the wake of the May revolution by the country's first government, for whom access to…