- The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new lands but seeing with new eyes. Marcel Proust
Visit Príncipe Felipe Science Museum
Museu de les Ciències Príncipe Felipe is an important visitor attraction in Valencia, Spain. It forms part of the City of Arts and Sciences, and can be found at the end of Calle Luis García Berlanga. Its director is Spanish science writer and television personality, Manuel Toharia.
The building was designed by Santiago Calatrava and was built by a joint venture of Fomento de Construcciones y Contratas and Necso. It opened on 13 November 2000.
This great 21st century museum allows visitors to learn about the evolution of life, science, and technology in an educational, interactive and enjoyable way.
It is surrounded by 13,500 square metres of water curtains.
A building of grand proportions that is home to a multitude of activities and initiatives related to the evolution of life and the dissemination of scientific and technological information.
Interaction is the main feature of the Príncipe Felipe Science Museum, which bears the slogan: “It is prohibited not to touch, not to feel, not to think”. The museum thus becomes a real educational tool, able to reactivate the public’s critical abilities.
Together with extensive exhibition content, the museum also promotes activities and publications relating to science and education, acting as a transmitter of knowledge between the scientific-educational world and society as a whole.
Its value as a complement and support for the educational activity of schools, companies and institutions makes it a living museum that maintains a constant dialogue with the society which surrounds it.