Founded in 1771 by King Carols III, the Museum of Natural Sciences aims to promote a greater awareness of the diversity of the natural world. It has permanent exhibits, devoted to the history of the earth, promoting our understanding of science and our natural resources, as well as many temporary and visiting exhibitions. It’s currently divided into three zones, one on natural history, another on the Mediterranean Sea and the third a reproduction of the old Royal Cabinet of Natural History.
Open 10am-5pm Tuesday to Friday and 10am-8pm Saturday and Sunday
Metro: Gregorio Marañon
Recommended by Kathy Burke
Contact Details: C/José Gutiérrez Abascal, 2, 28006 Madrid / +34 914 111 328 / firstname.lastname@example.org / www.mncn.csic.es
Kids will have fun with activities specially prepared for them, like a laboratory to experiment and play with while learning, a digital gymkhana that includes an interactive tour of the museum, and a variety of educational workshops. (Time Out)