CosmoCaixa – Barcelona

Carrer d'Isaac Newton, 26, Barcelona
Catalunya, Spain
Phone: + 34 93 212 60 50
closed on: Mondays, Christmas, New Year's Eve, Epiphany
Museum Type: Science & Technology

The CosmoCaixa Barcelona is a large science museum located at the foot of the Tibidabo hill; it is part of the Obra Social “La Caixa”, network of cultural venues.

Re-opened in 2004 after a major renovation of its fascinating core building – designed in 1904 by modernist architect Josep Domènech i Estapà – and  the realisation of a new building designed by Terrada architects, the CosmoCaixa is a science center particularly addressed to families and children, but also interesting for all.


COSMOCAIXA, exterior view

CosmoCaixa presents a permanent exhibition divided into nine sections; Geological Wall is dedicated to geology; Amazon Flooded Forest is focused on life forms and biodiversity; Hall of Matter, on a surface of 3,500 square meters,  depicts the history of matter from the Big-Bang onwards; 3D Planetarium is dedicated to astronomy; Science Square is a 5,000 square meters open-air space provided with interactive displays and installations; Flash/Click is a space where young children can experience science through a series of hands-on exhibits; Bubble Planetarium is a planetarium especially addressed to children from 3 to 8 years old; Touch Touch! is a space dedicated to life in different habitats: forest, desert and the sea; Meteorological Station is dedicated to atmosphere and meteorology.

sponsored links

cosmocaixa-barcelona-interior-rampa-Jordi Payà

COSMOCAIXA, view of the spiral ramp, photo Jordi Payà


COSMOCAIXA, photo Wojtek Gurak

CosmoCaixa Barcelona also provides a broad offer of temporary science exhibitions, workshops, conferences and educational programs. At the center, a shop and a restaurant/café are available to the visitors. The CosmoCaixa is fully accessible to people with reduced mobility

 bottom and cover-image: COSMOCAIXA, exterior view, photo Mark Huguet


How our readers rate this museum (you can vote)

1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (8 votes, average: 3.25 out of 5)

sponsored links

More in Barcelona



copyright Inexhibit 2019 - ISSN: 2283-5474

This website uses ours and third-party cookies on your device. Cookies are normally used to make this site running properly (technical cookies), for usage reports (statistics cookies) and to advertise services and products (profiling cookies). You have the right to refuse statistical and profiling cookies. Yet, by enabling those cookies, you help us to offer you a better experience. Cookie policy