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Valencia Science Museum: Guide to the Principe Felipe Museum in the Centre of Valencia City, Spain

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Valencia Principe Felipe Science Museum
Valencia Principe Felipe Science Museum
Valencia's Science Museum sits at the heart of the City of Arts and Sciences - Valencia's 2 km long cultural centre. It spans four floors and offers both temporary and permanent exhibitions. It is a place to bring the whole family as there is the opportunity for the kids to play and for the grown-ups to learn some interesting facts. There is a focus on interaction in this museum - exhibits offer the opportunity to touch, feel and get involved at every stage. The building itself is also worth a visit - it is surrounded by 13,500 square metres of water a has a unique futuristic shape.

This page will provide a general guide to the Principe Felipe science museum. There is information on what to expect at the museum. You will find advice on how to buy tickets and how much they cost. There is opening times and advice on how to get to the museum. There is a listing of the services on offer at the museum plus details of the museum location and how to get there.



What can I expect from the Principe Felipe science museum?

Dinosaur outside Valencia Principe Felipe Science Museum
Dinosaur outside Valencia Principe Felipe Science Museum

The Valencia science museum covers 42,000 square metres over four floors. On each floor you will find an interactive world where you can do everything from watching baby chicks hatch to experience the making of electricity. There is something new to experience on every floor:

Ground floor: This is where you will find the ticket desks and services such as restaurants and gift shops. It also offers a section called the Calle Menor where there are some permanent exhibitions that you can look at for free.

DNA sculpture in the Valencia Principe Felipe Science Museum
DNA sculpture in the Valencia Principe Felipe Science Museum

First floor: This is a place to bring the kids for interactive science exhibitions. These exhibitions are permanent and include the 'Exploratarium' and a section all about Marvel superheroes. You will also see a giant sculpture representing DNA at the heart of this floor.

Second floor: This whole floor is called 'The Legacy of Science'. It takes you through the life and discoveries of three important scientists: Santiago Ramon y Cajal, Severo Ochoa and Jean Dausset.

Third Floor: Here you will find a section called 'Chromosome Forest' dedicated to explaining DNA. This is also where you will find temporary exhibitions - to keep an eye on what temporary exhibitions might be available during your visit, see the Official Principe Felipe Science Museum website exhibitions section.


Opening times for Principe Felipe science museum

The opening times at the science museum vary depending on what time of year you visit.

Low season:

Month Day Time
08 January - 28 March Monday - Thursday 10:00 - 18:00
Friday - Sunday 10:00 - 19:00
15 October - 05 December Monday - Thursday 10:00 - 18:00
Friday - Sunday 10:00 - 19:00
10 December - 23 December Monday - Thursday 10:00 - 18:00
Friday - Sunday 10:00 - 19:00


High season:
30 June - 09 September: 10:00 - 21:00


Ticket prices for Principe Felipe science museum

Adults: €8.00
Children (below 16 years): €6.20


Where can I buy tickets for Principe Felipe science museum?

Online: buy tickets online at the Official City of Art and Sciences website.

In person: buy them on the day of your visit from the ticket desks on the ground floor of the science museum building.


Services at Principe Felipe science museum

Restaurants in the science museum: You will find a cafeteria, a canteen and a restaurant (called Free Flow) all located inside the science museum. In the cafeteria on the ground floor you will be able to enjoy a set three course menu on weekdays for €12.50.

Shops in the science museum: On the ground floor of the museum you will find both a book shop and a gift shop.

Other services in the museum: You will also find cloakrooms, toilets on every floor, public telephone, cash dispensers and lifts in the museum.


Photographs of the museum and the City of Art and Sciences

To get a better understanding of what it feels like to actually visit the science museum, at the heart of the City of Arts and Sciences, see our Photo Route of the City of Art and Sciences. Here you will see photographs of the whole area both during the day and at night.


How to get to Principe Felipe science museum

Getting to the museum by bus:
If you are coming from Valencia old town, you can catch the following buses to the City of Arts and Sciences:

  • Number 19 bus from Plaza del Ayuntamiento (the bus stop is on the right hand side of the square if you are facing Estacio Nord station, with the town hall in front of you).
  • Number 95 bus from Calle Pintor Lopez - from Plaza del Virgen head towards the riverbed. On the opposite side of the road to the riverbed you will find the bus stop for bus number 95.

Getting to the museum by metro:
If you take the metro to the City of Art and Sciences you will still need to walk for about 15 minutes once you arrive at the closest metro station.

  • The closest metro station to the museum is Alameda. From Xativa (the metro station that sits directly outside Estacio del Nord train station) you can catch Green Line, L5 to Alameda metro. From the metro station, follow the riverbed towards the direction of the sea until you reach the City of Arts and Sciences. The science museum is the building that sits at the heart of the City of Arts and Sciences - it is shaped like a giant skeleton.

Walking to the museum:
If you fancy a stroll, you can take a pleasant walk from Valencia old town to the Principe Felipe science museum. The walk will take you approximately 45 minutes, so you will need to have some energy reserved if you fancy doing it. However, it is an enjoyable walk, as you will be able to stroll through the parks of the old riverbed until you reach the City of Arts and Sciences.


Contact details for Principe Felipe science museum

Principe Felipe Science Museum
Avenida del Professor López Piñero, 7
46013 Valencia, España.

Web: Official Principe Felipe Science Museum Website

During a trip to Valencia it is worth making the effort to head to Valencia's science museum. It offers something for everybody. Whether you are a fan of science or not you will find something to enjoy at the Principe Felipe science museum - the awe inspiring beauty of the building, the interesting design products on sale in the shop, the amusement of watching kids of all ages getting involved with the displays. Don't miss out on the opportunity to visit Valencia's science museum during your visit.


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