Apart from all the monuments and other plans that Granada offers, the Science Park is a very interesting alternative, especially for those traveling with the family. In an area of more than 70,000 square meters there is space to have fun and learn with different branches of science.
To know everything the park offers and have all the information to plan your visit I have summarized in this post all the points to consider in the Science Park of Granada.
How much are the entrance tickets to the Science Park of Granada?
Tickets to the science park are offered in different packages depending on the parts of the park you want to visit. The rates, subject to variation, are summarized below:
- General admission: 7 euros.
- Joint museum + Biodome admission: 11 euros.
- Planetarium admission only: 2.50 euros.
Reduced admission is for seniors over 65, children under 18, and groups of more than 15 people. There are also special rates for school visits. You can find all the information about the rates in this link to the official website of the park.
Are there guided tours and are they worth it?
The park does offer guided tours, but only for school groups. Of course they are highly recommended in those cases, as they include activities and workshops exclusively for school visits.
In the case of visiting the park on your own, there are no guided tours as such, since most of the exhibitions and places in the park are interactive and include audio guides.
How to get tickets for the Science Park of Granada
There are two methods to get your tickets to visit the Science Park of Granada. Online or at the ticket office. The rates are the same, but in the case of visits for individuals and groups of less than 15 people, only tickets for the museum are available online.
To visit the Biodome, the planetarium and the rest of the spaces, tickets are purchased at the ticket office.
From the park's website you can book and organize school visits or visits for groups of more than 15 people, as well as book the exclusive activities that take place.
How to get to the Science Park of Granada
The Park is located on Science Avenue, almost adjacent to the highway that circles Granada. It is not far from the historic center of the city, as it takes just over 20 minutes on foot from, for example, the cathedral. But the best ways to get there are:
- By bus: Granada buses, specifically those of line 5, stop at the park itself. The stop where you have to get off is, precisely, Parque de las Ciencias.
- By car: In the GPS it is enough to put avenida de la ciencia to get there. As it is very close to the highway, the best option is to take exit 128 at Méndez Núñez.
If you are traveling by car, you should know that the park has two parking lots at each of the two entrances. One is open air and the other is a larger subway parking lot. The first three hours of parking cost 1 euro and after three hours you pay 1.20 euros per hour.
Is it advisable to go to the Science Park of Granada with children?
More than recommendable, it is almost obligatory. The Park is always among the best plans to visit Granada with children. This is because most of the exhibitions and places of the complex are interactive and focused on learning and fun for the little ones.
In addition, children under the age of 18 pay a reduced admission fee of 1 euro off. The park also organizes workshops and activities focused exclusively for children and there is also a specific area for the youngest children up to three years old and another for children up to 7 years old.
What not to miss at the Parque de las Ciencias in Granada
The park consists of several parts dedicated to different branches of science, in addition to spaces for permanent explosions dedicated, for example, to the origin of the universe or the evolution of the biosphere, among others.
There are also temporary exhibitions that are changing, although they usually remain in the park for several months. From this link you can check what temporary exhibitions are in the park at the time you go to visit it.
The main areas that make up the park are:
- Planetarium: An activity in which a projection of space is projected on a large dome in sessions lasting between 25 and 40 minutes. There are several planetariums with different focuses to learn all about space.
- Raptor workshop: The park has an area where you can see up close and even touch vultures, eagles, owls and other raptors.
- Museum Loft: This area is reserved for younger children up to 3 years old where there are many activities and curiosities perfect for their stimulation.
- Explora Room: It has the same focus as the museum attic but for older children up to 7 years old.
- Mariposario: This space simulates a tropical climate to welcome the thousands of butterflies that live there and that you can see and even get them to land on your hand.
- Biodome: The Biodome is a kind of miniature zoo in which there are about 250 species of tropical animals and plants.
Opening hours of the Parque de las Ciencias of Granada
The Science Park of Granada is open every day of the week except Mondays with the following schedule:
- Tuesday to Saturday: 10:00 to 19:00
- Sundays and holidays: 10:00 to 15:00
- Mondays: Closed
There are several dates on which the park is closed, such as January 1 and 6, May 1 or December 25.
In any case, some dates may vary and therefore you can consult the calendar and the official updated schedules in this link.
Where to eat at the Science Park of Granada
To eat in the Science Park or nearby there are several options. Inside the park there is a bar-restaurant with a reasonably priced menu and a picnic area perfectly equipped to take your own food if you prefer.
The other options for eating outside the park are mainly in the street José Luis Pérez Pujadas, in front of the entrance of the Science Park.
Also, since the park is not far from the center, you can opt for a tapas tour of Granada to complete the day.
How much time do you need to visit the Science Park of Granada?
There is no set length of time to visit the science park, as it depends on which areas you choose to see and which ones you buy tickets for. Fortunately and despite the size of the complex, touring everything is quite fast if you do not stop too much.
If you want to see all areas calmly, including temporary exhibitions, you can go about 4 or 5 hours, as long as you dedicate enough time to see each area. Of course it all depends on how quickly you decide to see the Science Park yourself.
Tips for visiting the Science Park of Granada
To organize your visit to the Science Park of Granada I summarize a number of points to keep in mind:
- If you go in a group of more than 15 people you must book the visit from the website of the park.
- The park has a left-luggage service if you go with luggage or trolleys
- If you want to choose the best day to visit the park, keep in mind that during the week there are frequent school visits and on weekends there is more volume of visitors. The best day is Sunday, although there are no big differences.