A controversial combination of a traditional museum and a theme park, the Museo de la Ciencia y el Cosmos(MCC) or Museum of Science and Cosmos, is located in Tenerifes Former capital, La Laguna. It has over a hundred interactive exhibitions that show you the laws and principles of nature; everything from the way in which your body works to the way it interacts with the cosmos.
Opened in 1993, on the initiative of the Cabildo de Tenerife and the Astrophysical Institute of Canarias (IAC); it was created with the purpose of spreading in a colloquial, familiar and entertaining way the fascinating discoveries made by the study of the Universe. The MCC is a museum in permanent evolution that tries to be the center of scientific diffusion for the public, and serve as an educational, didactic resource.
The feature exhibits are the Interstellar trip and the Planetarium MCC information:
Entrance is free for:
- It opens Daily from 9am to 7pm
- Location Vνa Lαctea St. 38200 La Laguna
- Phone 922 31 52 65
- Web site www.museosdetenerife.org
- Permanent Exposition Fee:
- General admission: 3
- For students: 1.5
- Retired and Elderly (older than 64 years old): 1.5
- Large families: 1.8
- Groups of more than 8 people: 1.8
- All visitors of the Sunday Permanent Collection
- Canary Island Scholar groups
- Children under 8 years old
- Members of the International Council of Museums
Closed on Mondays and holidays such as December 24, 25 & 31, and January 1 & 6
Getting there The museum is right where Los Menceyos Av. and Camino Herrera St. meet, right in front of the Line 1 stopfor the tram Museo de Ciencia. To reach it by car, take the motorway TF-1 and turn on the entrance to Cruz de Piedra.