Explora Park Medellin (Parque Explora), Where science meets fun
One of the places most visited by local and foreigners in the city and one of the most exciting things to do in Medellin, the Parque Explora (Explora Park) is an interactive center dedicated to the exhibition of sciences and technologies. It’s over 22.000 square meters of internal area, surrounded by 15,000 square meter of public space.
Holding an aquarium, a planetarium, a 3D-film capable auditorium, a television studio, a children’s room and more than 300 interactive attractions, Parque Explora is the largest project that promotes scientific and technological knowledge in Medellin, offering visitors and locals a funny way to creativity, providing an excellent opportunity to experiment.
Committed to respect and protect wild life at its most, Explora Park has a permanent recreation of two ecosystems at risk: the tropical rain forest and coral reefs, holding 4000 individuals of 400 species distributed in 14 freshwater and 9 saltwater tanks.
Parque Explora offers a digital auditorium with projection in three dimensions. This space is ideal for conferences and academic activities. It has comfortable chairs and audiovisual equipment: three 6000 Lumen projectors, aluminum covered screen 8 x 5 mts., two microphone receivers, two hand-held microphones, an amplifier for Cinema, Video Beam, and special lighting for different kind of presentations or shows. Auditorium seats up to 160 guests.
The park also offers a souvenir store where customers can find T-shirts, buttons, postcards, educational books, the fascinating collection “Science styling”, plush toys of the aquarium inhabitants and Vivario, dinosaur toys, math and science games. These are some of the products that are for sale in the Tienda Explora.
Come and see the latest products and designs offered by Tienda Explora, located on the second floor, south side of the park, a perfect excuse to take a souvenir.
Explora Park hours:
Tuesday to Friday: 8:30 a.m to 5:30 p.m.
Saturdays, Sundays and holidays: 10 a.m to 6:30 p.m.
Parque Explora is located at:
Carrera 52 # 73 – 75 (just beside Universidad Metro station)
Phone: 5 16 83 00