Museo de las Ciencias Príncipe Felipe

Top choice in L'Eixample & Southern Valencia

This interactive science museum, stretching like a giant whale skeleton within the Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias, has plenty of touchy-feely things for children, and machines and displays for all ages. It has some excellent sections, with that elusive concept of learning for fun never closer. Each section has a pamphlet in English summarising its contents.

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