Ciutat de les Arts i les Ciències de València Excursions in Alicante - Costa Blanca
Ciutat de les Arts i les Ciències de València: Discover the futuristic Ciutat de les Arts i les Ciències de València, where science, nature and art come together in a complex made up of six main elements: the Hemisfèric (IMAX and digital cinema), the Prince Felipe Science Museum (an innovative centre of interactive science), the Oceanográfico (the largest aquarium in Europe with over 500 marine species), the Queen Sofía Palace of the Arts (which offers an opera season), the Umbracle (a landscaped view point and car park) and the Ágora, which gives the complex a multifunctional space.
Along an axis of just under two kilometres that was formerly the bed of the River Turia, this complex has strikingly futuristic architecture designed by two Spanish architects of international prestige, Santiago Calatrava and Félix Candela, and an endless capacity for entertaining and stimulating the minds of its visitors.
Expand your knowledge of different aspects of science, technology, nature and art. Participate, interact and, above all, enjoy yourself with unique experiences, such as being surrounded by spectacular IMAX images on a 900 m2 screen, taking part in a live scientific experiment or observing almost at arm’s length the numerous rows of teeth of several species of shark and learning to value and conserve these seriously threatened animals, among many other possibilities.
The 3D digital projections and the large-format films at the Hemisfèric, the interactive exhibitions at the Prince Felipe Science Museum, and the educational exhibitions of the Oceanográfico combine to make up an outstanding offer which will satisfy the curiosity and the need for entertainment of any visitor.
Prince Felipe Science Museum: Start/opening time: From 09/01 to 06/04, from 16/10 to 05/12 and from 11/12 to 23/12 10am till 6pm (Monday to Thursday), 10am to 7pm (Friday and Sunday).
From 02/01 to 08/01, from 07/04 to 30/06, from 11/09 to 15/10, from 06/12 to 10/12 and from 26/12 to 30/12 10am to 7pm.
From 01/07 to 10/09 10am to 9pm.
Special days:
01.01.17: 4pm to 8pm.
24.12.17: 10am to 2pm.
25.12.17: 5pm to 9pm.
31.12.17: 10am to 6pm.
Languages: Audio guides are available if request in English, French, German and Spanish.
Oceanográfico:
Start/opening time: At 10am.
Ártico will be opened from 11am to 6pm.
End/closing time: From 15/09 to 14/06 at 6pm, from 15/06 to 31/06 at 8pm and in August until midnight.
Ártico will be opened from 11am to 6pm Opening days/period: Mar Rojo will be closed till 20.03.17.
Others: A guide visit can be required at the venue itself.
Hemisfèric:
Duration: 50 minutes.
Start/opening time: At 11am.
End/closing time: At 8pm.
Languages: Audio guides available in English, German, Spanish and French.
Others: No cameras of any type are allowed inside of Hemisferic.
There is a shop with products related to the films and to the astronomy.
Please be advised that to use the large family discount, you must present the official card and/or family book. If the official documentation cannot be provided, it will be subject to the discretion of the supplier to charge a different rate for the service.

What´s included

Admissions

Activity type

Sightseeing, tours and museums

Activity for

Families
Couples

Activity duration

Flexible