Museo Participativo De Ciencias

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Museo Participativo De Ciencias

Museo Participativo De Ciencias
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At this museum, kids are encouraged to touch everything—from the science displays that explain how electricity, gravity and other marvels actually work. Here, it’s all about noisy, interactive fun.
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Neighbourhood: Recoleta
Characterised by the French-style mansions which are the legacy of its aristocratic past, Recoleta is the true “Paris of the South.” Walking around this neighbourhood is an experience like no other in Buenos Aires: its streets are lined with elegant apartment buildings, exclusive boutiques, and former mansions turned into high-end hotels and embassies, which exude an alluring air of sophistication and class. You'll also find a rich cultural scene centred on the National Museum of Fine Arts, the National Library, and the Recoleta Cultural Center; as well as some great shopping spots, like the Buenos Aires Design Mall with an artists' fair set up in Plaza Francia every weekend.
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PC.CHAVES
Brasilia-DF, Brazil218 contributions
A wonderful surprise
Aug 2015
We went to this museum and were positively surprised by it. The kids had a blast experimenting with math, energy, velocity, sound, waves and many more. It's a must see if you have kids. We'll definitely return there.
Written 31 July 2015
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SILVIABRE
Buenos Aires, Argentina3,084 contributions
Yes! And for adults and kids alike.
Sep 2014 • Friends
A great place in the middle of Recoleta neighbourhood where kids can experiment scientifically at their leisure. Do not miss the fantastic shows or demonstrations that are offered. I particularly enjoyed the one on electricity.
Written 27 September 2014
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Iza H
Sao Paulo, SP196 contributions
Too croweded!!
Seems to be a nice place to go with kids. Only the place was packed. I Would suggest organizing small group tours with people who could explain what the experimenta were all about.
Written 24 July 2014
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SILVIABRE
Buenos Aires, Argentina3,084 contributions
Ideal reward for kids
Mar 2014 • Family
If you are visiting Recoleta, the museum can prove to be a great attraction for young children and adults alike.
It provides hands-on experience on different phenomena ( water, electricity, sound or magnetic energy among others). Do not miss its participative and very informative sessions which engage all audiences equally and provide an interesting approach to the understanding of physics. Even if you do not understand much, you will not miss the fun, as every experience is there for you to touch and interact.
No doubt, it can be a great reward for your kids, after a well-behaved visit to Recoleta Cemetery or Pilar Church.
Written 13 May 2014
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fcop
Marechal Deodoro, AL148 contributions
A treat for all ages
Took my 8 year-old for an afternoon of great fun. The museo is located inside Centro Cultural de Recoleta and is pretty easy to find. The fee is 25 pesos and you have to climb some stairs to get there, even though i saw an elevator sign at the entrance. You can touch everything, but the directions and explanations for the installations are in spanish, so unless you actually know what they're talking about it gets kinda hard to explain to the little ones. Still, most things are intuitive and fun all the way.
Written 26 April 2014
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RobbNYC
Jakarta, Indonesia200 contributions
Great interactive museum to stimulate interest in science
Dec 2013 • Family
This is a great museum to get anyone interested in science whether it has to do with motion, water, sound, electricity, etc. The kids (and adults) have a great time There are also some educational sessions that are short, fun, and informative. We attended one on static electricity that the kids loved, and the parents learned a little. There is guaranteed to be at least a few things that will be of interest to anyone.

It is right next in Recoleta so great to combine with a visit to the neighborhood either for the cemetery or crafts fair on weekends. It is in the Cultural Center about 100 meters to the right of the cemetery if you are facing it. Lots of great places to eat nearby as well.

The name of the museum and perhaps even the museum's website may not generate huge interest, but the kids will love it. My daughter wasn't too sure she wanted to go, but we had to drag her away almost 3 hours later.

The only drawback is that for those not fluent in Spanish, it is hard to get the maximum benefit or enjoyment out of it, as the instructions are only written in Spanish. The museum could benefit visitors from other countries with instructions in English, either on the displays themselves or in a handout. Many you can still figure out by watching others though.

Well worth a visit.
Written 29 December 2013
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EnricoNovelli
Pittsburgh, PA176 contributions
Educational and interactive
Jan 2013 • Family
This museum is an entertaining way to spend 2-3 hours with children in Buenos Aires. It is in one of the most touristic parts of town, attached to the Recoleta cemetery and therefore easy to find and reach. There is a convenient adjacent indoor garage. The museum is a science and technology exhibition that includes multiple rooms on two levels, with each room covering a different theme/area of science. This is not a high end, state of the art science center/museum of the kind you can find in the US and Western Europe, with fancy and elaborate exhibitions, so some older kids coming from rich countries may be disappointed, but it serves its purpose well. There is also a live demostration of some basic chemistry principles by one of the museum staff persons. She performed the experiments in a room fitted as an auditorium. A rest area with food concessions or cafeterina is notably missing although I believe it is planned. The entry fee was 35 pesos. There is no English translation for the descriptions.
Written 21 January 2013
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shakypaky
Oslo, Norway30 contributions
Great fun for our children and adult to play and test all from gravity,electricity and wind and much more
Jan 2013 • Family
We just walked by This place by change.just next to the graveyard in Recoleta.its fantastic fun, you can touch everything, for example there is a chair to feel the gravity, a room for art were children can copy artist, there is a huge " phone" that our 3 year old love were you stand on each side of the room and talk like I used to to with old cans, there is a big water tank to show what happens when the water been flushed,there is a chair that that the child can pull herself up to feel her own weight.pluss much more.we have to go back, only stayed there 1 hr, they close at 19.30 we pay 35 peso pr adult.children under 4 are free.we will be back. Signs in English to explain the what each activity represent would be nice.
Written 18 January 2013
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comfortoverspeed
Seattle, WA205 contributions
Very good museum even better if you know how to read in Spanish
Sep 2012 • Family
Once you find it, this is a good place to bring children and teens. Find the entrance to the Recoleta cultural center, head through double doors to the courtyard and you will find your way.
Everything is in Spanish but that won't stop anyone from enjoying the place. Plus you can make things up and you sound like a genius to children. All the exhibits are generally self explanatory and most everything works - which is really saying something for BA.
I would give yourself at least 2 hours for a visit, more if you do read Spanish. The place closes at 5 so make a note of this if you intend to visit. Also make some time to explore the rest of the Recoleta cultural center. Everything is free and there are some very good installations and exhibits - just make sure to remind your children that you are NOT to touch these items.
Written 21 September 2012
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rosanasp
Sao Paulo, SP4,517 contributions
A GOOD SURPRISE!
Jul 2011
My family and I went on a vacation to BSAS, and we must prioritize children hot spots, like BSAS Zoo, Yellow Sightseeing Bus, parks, and the Museo Participativo de Ciencias, in Centro Cultural Recoleta (Calle Junin, 1930).There has a exhibition that named "Prohibido no tocar". It is a small museum, with only two floors. You can see experiments with mecanics, sounds, light, art, music, forces of nature, visual perception, matematic, tech, etc and live demonstration in the auditorium. It was very interesting for adults and children. We loved it!
Written 3 October 2011
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