4 museums for science enthusiasts
When talking about the most important museums in Madrid, we tend to speak about the ones you can find in The Art Walk: Prado, Reina Sofía and Thyssen-Bornemisza. However, even if these three museums overshadow the other museums in Madrid, there’s other options besides the paintings and sculptures. Today we’re going to tell you about 4 permanent exhibits that are ideal for the science lovers.
4 science museums in Madrid
If you’re a science enthusiasts and you’re going to visit the Spanish capital, we suggest you take a look at these science museums in Madrid, so you can give free rein to your most curious side.
- Natural Science National Museum: Truly indispensable. You can find this amazing museum in the 2nd of José Gutiérrez Abascal street. First opened in 1815, since then it has dedicated to studying and spreading the paleobiology, ecology, biodiversity or geology amongst many other subjects.
- National Science and Technology Museum: Another mandatory visit for science lovers. It’s located in Alcobendas and was opened recently, in 2014. In addition to temporary exhibits, it has several lounges dedicated to microscopic life, medicine, cinema, transport, technology and innovation.
- Royal Botanical Garden: This is not just for science enthusiasts. The Royal Botanical Garden is also a perfect visit for those who want to enjoy the beauty of exotic plants and flowers. Inaugurated in 1871, this museum has over 5 million plants and trees from various parts of the world. Besides the exhibits, throughout the year they organise various workshops, exhibitions and guided visits.
- Geological Mining Museum: In Calle Ríos Rosas 23, this museum shows us the amazing variety of paleontological, mining and geological species. This is one of the most important museums of this sort.