Apart from all the monuments and other plans that Granada has to offer, the Parque de las Ciencias is a very interesting alternative, especially for those travelling with the family. In an area of more than 70,000 square metres there is space to have fun and learn about different branches of science.
To know everything the park has to offer and to have all the information you need to plan your visit, I have summarised in this post all the points to take into account in the Science Park of Granada.
How much do tickets to the Granada Science Park cost?
Tickets to the Science Park are offered in different packages depending on which parts of the park you want to visit. The rates, subject to variation, are summarised below:
- General admission: 7 euros.
- Joint museum + Biodome admission: 11 euros.
- Planetarium admission only: 2.50 euros.
Reduced admission is for the over 65s, under 18s, and groups of more than 15 people. There are also special rates for school visits. You can find all the information about the prices on this link to the park's official website.
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 these cases, as they include activities and workshops exclusively for school visits.
If you visit the park on your own, there are no guided tours as such, as most of the exhibits and places in the park are interactive and include audio guides.
How to get tickets for the Granada Science Park
There are two ways to get your tickets to visit the Granada Science Park. Online or at the ticket office. The prices are the same, but for individual visits and groups of less than 15 people, only tickets for the museum are available online.
To visit the Biodome, the planetarium and the other areas, tickets can be purchased at the ticket office.
From the park's website you can book and organise school visits or visits for groups of more than 15 people, as well as booking exclusive activities.
How to get to the Granada Science Park
The Park is located on the Avenida de la Ciencia, almost adjacent to the motorway that circles Granada. It is not far from the historic city centre, as it takes just over 20 minutes to walk from, for example, the cathedral. But the best ways to get there are:
- By bus: Granada buses, specifically line 5, stop at the park itself. The stop where you have to get off is Parque de las Ciencias.
- By car: In the GPS you only need to put avenida de la ciencia to get there. As it is very close to the motorway, the best option is to take exit 128 at Méndez Núñez.
If you are travelling by car, you should know that the park has two car parks at each of the two entrances. One is open-air and the other is a larger underground car park. 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 Granada Science Park with children?
More than recommended, 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 in the complex are interactive and focused on learning and fun for children.
In addition, children under the age of 18 pay a reduced admission fee of 1 euro. The park also organises workshops and activities exclusively for children and there is also a specific area for the youngest children up to the age of three and another for children up to the age of seven.
What not to miss at the Parque de las Ciencias in Granada
The park consists of several parts dedicated to different branches of science, as well as 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 change from time to time, although they usually remain in the park for several months. From this link you can check which temporary exhibitions are in the park at the time of your visit.
The main areas that make up the park are:
- Planetarium: An activity in which a projection of space is projected onto a large dome in sessions lasting between 25 and 40 minutes. There are several planetariums with different focuses to learn all about space.
- Birds of prey workshop: The park has an area where you can see up close and even touch vultures, eagles, owls and other birds of prey.
- Museum Attic: This area is reserved for the youngest children up to 3 years old where there are many activities and curiosities perfect for their stimulation.
- Explora Room: This has the same focus as the museum attic but for older children up to 7 years old.
- Butterfly Farm: 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 with some 250 species of tropical animals and plants.
Opening hours of the Parque de las Ciencias in Granada
The Granada Science Park is open every day of the week except Mondays with the following opening hours:
- Tuesday to Saturday: 10:00 to 19:00
- Sundays and public holidays: 10:00 to 15:00
- Mondays: Closed
There are several dates on which the park is closed, such as 1 and 6 January, 1 May and 25 December.
In any case, some dates may vary, so you can check the calendar and the official opening times by clicking on this link.
Where to eat at the Science Park in Granada
To eat in or near the Science Park there are several options. Inside the park itself there is a bar-restaurant with a reasonably priced menu and a picnic area where you can bring your own food if you prefer.
The other options for eating outside the park are mainly in José Luis Pérez Pujadas street, in front of the entrance to the Science Park.
Also, as the park is not too far from the centre, 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 areas you buy tickets for. Fortunately, despite the size of the complex, it is quite quick to get around if you don't stop too much.
If you want to see all the areas at your leisure, including temporary exhibitions, it can take 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 Granada Science Park
To organise your visit to the Granada Science Park, here are a few points to bear in mind:
- If you are in a group of more than 15 people, you should book your visit on the park's website.
- The park has a left-luggage service in case you bring luggage or trolleys
- If you want to choose the best day to visit the park, bear in mind that during the week there are often school visits and on weekends there are more visitors than on weekends. The best day for this reason is Sunday, although there are no major differences.