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Parque Explora is an interactive science museum in Medellín, Colombia, loosely modeled after San Francisco's Exploratorium. It houses South America's largest freshwater aquarium, Explora Aquarium. The museum contains over 300 interactive attractions, as well as a 3D auditorium, planetarium, television studio, and vivarium. The museum opened in 2008.
|Tuesday||8:30 AM – 5:30 PM|
|Wednesday||8:30 AM – 5:30 PM|
|Thursday||8:30 AM – 5:30 PM|
|Friday||8:30 AM – 5:30 PM|
|Saturday||10:00 AM – 6:30 PM|
|Sunday||10:00 AM – 6:30 PM|
Really nice place where to spend an alternative day. Probably if you are used to the magnificence of American or European amusement parks you will not live the same fun. However, with a good dose of adaptivity, you will surely have a pleasant educational experience. I enjoyed it and I suggest it to everybody, adults and kids.
Really nice kid-friendly museum. Lots of hands on stuff to do. It helps if you know Spanish, but isn't necessary. Four stars only if you compare it to a big city USA science museum for kids, otherwise, 5 stars. Easy access by metro, too.
The park is, in essence, an unique place for the distribution of science and knowledge, it offers a lot of courses and it is focused specially for kids, but I am certain that adults can have a jolly good time. Most of the exhibitions are permanent so sometimes it isn't worth making a return visit unless you really enjoy the interactive materials, every kid should go to this kind of museum at least one, the closest similar place that I can think of is the science museum from Glasgow. The aquarium alone tho, is worth the visit!
This park was very fun! My mom and I had a short visit in Medellin and we wanted to explore what this museum had to offer. It was very interactive and hands on experience. The aquarium was very exciting full of colorful and awesome fish. The staff was very knowledgeable about the species on display and they were able to explain and talk to us about each particular animal. Although, I think the park is targeted towards a younger public, adults can definitely enjoy this park... especially the exhibits on the third floor. Lastly, the park has a Cafe where you can have lunch. The food is very tasty and they even have vegetarian options. Overall, I had a great time!
Very clean, fresh, well maintained aquarium and vivarium. We visited during a weekday and the grounds were uncrowded. Stop near the ticket counter and use the free WiFi there to download the tour app. It's in Spanish and English. It applies to the live exhibits, and I only wish it extended to the other exhibits as well.
Super fun! Make sure you give yourself ample time (a few hours) to explore and not feel rushed. Many exhibits were in Spanish and English which was a pleasant surprise and made our time even more enjoyable. Would recommend for all ages.
Nice exhibit! They nice activities to do will at the park. The guides know what they are talking about as you go to the different exhibits. A good place to visit with your children, friends, or spouse.
We had so much fun here! It is great for people of all ages. We spent a full afternoon looking through the many exhibits
Wow...there is a lot of stuff to see and do here. You could easily spend a day with all the exhibits and the staff are very helpful (Spanish knowledge is advised). This is a perfect place to bring children.
Originally came here for the aquarium but discovered Parque Explora was also a science museum experience. Filled with beautiful fishes, amphibians and fun, hands on experiences about space and time - it was easy to spend a few hours here as just adults. Accommodate more time if you are going with children as there was also an extra section for children only. We only did the general admission 25,500 (does not include the planetarium.) Outside the park, there are also a ton of vendors that sell the usual accessories, souvenirs, snacks and juices.
Nice place to visit. Warm and gentle people there. Start with aquarium because most of the time is Packed with students. Also, besides explora park go to planetarium and check for the local Zoo. Enjoy! 😁
The worst part, The Aquarium, but it's a really good museum. There are a lot of interactive games to play. It's better to go like since the morning until they closed sp that you can use everything.
I'm not sure it's the place I want to go while visiting Medellin. The guides and employees were incredibly nice and informed. All willing to explain and share info. It's just not culture rich.... I was hoping for more of a Colombian vibe.
Marvellous experience, especially for children! They have a bit of everything in this Explora Park where you can really learn and explore in a ludic way. The staff is young, dynamic and very helpful. I will not leave the Explora Park without good memories, believe me! A must-do activity with kids. You will need at least 3-4 hours.
A incredible park! Good for family and friends. Near to metro station. The place are 4 museums in 1. Awesome. It's a must-see place!!
(miran abajo por español) I had an absolutely amazing time here. This museum is a still and better than any I have seen in America. And this is from the perspective of a high school physics teacher. The whole first level is demonstrations of physics. Next levels are for time, biology, phycology. All demonstrations have English explanations with Spanish. On top of that most of the people that work there are University students and some can speak English. --- Eso fue la mejor experiencia que yo tuve. Yo aprendí tan mucho y quedé por 4 hours porque yo lo me encanta. La primera nivel fue todos sobre físico, la segundo fue sobre "tiempo", y la tercera sobre biología. La trabajadoras fueron estudiantes de la universidad y fueron tan amables y inteligentes.