Madrid is a city for all tastes and it boasts an assortment of plans and places related to architecture, culture, gastronomy, science…
From Génova 5 we have created a list of science museums in Madrid for you to enjoy your stay in the Spanish capital. If you are interested in science, you cannot miss them!
National Archaeological Museum
Located in Barrio Salamanca, just a 7 minutes’ walk from our flats.
This scientific museum in Madrid holds one of the most important collections of antiquities in the world. You will be able to see treasures from all times, from prehistoric times to the 19th century.
Some of its most prestigious relics include The Lady of Elche, the treasure of Guarrazar or the Pyxis of Zamora.
General admission is €3 and reduced admission is €1.5. Admission is free on Saturdays from 14.00 hours on, Sunday mornings and some special days (you can check on their website).
Opening hours: 9.30-20.00 (Tuesday-Saturday) & 09.30-15.00 (Sunday).
Location: Serrano, 13, 28001.
National Museum of Natural Sciences
It is one of the most important scientific research institutes in Spain, and one of the most visited. It was created as the Royal Cabinet of Natural History by King Carlos III in 1771 and in 1984 it was restructured as a museum.
Its collection includes reproductions and stuffed animals from all over the world, with the aim of raising awareness of the diversity of the incredible natural world.
Opening hours: 10.00-17.00 (Tuesday-Friday) & 10.00-20.00 (weekend).
Location: José Gutiérrez Abascal, 2, 28006.
Its collection includes incredible minerals, rocks and fossils from Spain and its former colonies, as well as from deposits all over the world.
You can discover the wealth of its diverse collections: mineral resources, gems, rocks, meteorites… Access is free for everyone.
Opening hours: 9.00 a 14.00 (every day).
Location: Ríos Rosas, 23, 28003.
Designed by Madrid-born architect Salvador Pérez Arroyo, the Planetarium is the perfect place to discover the cosmos and learn about astronomy. It has a Projection Hall where you can see the most impressive audiovisual proposals, with an immersive effect system that will make you feel like a star inside the scene.
In order to access, you must purchase your ticket online at the following link:
Opening hours: Depending on the day’s projection, you can check it when booking.
Location: Avenida del Planetario 16, 28045.
National Museum of Science and Technology
If you are passionate and curious about technology, this museum is not to be missed. Although a little further away from the centre of Madrid, as it is located in Alcobendas, it is well worth a visit.
It has a collection of more than 15,000 pieces and admission is free for all visitors. Its aim is to bring science closer to everyone, and for this reason it has a wide range of activities for children and schools.
Opening hours: 10.00-17.00 (Tuesday-Thursday) & 10.00-18.00 (Friday-Sunday).
Location: Pintor Velázquez s/n, 28100, Alcobendas.