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Museum of Natural Sciences of Barcelona (Museu Blau) Tours

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Museum of Natural Sciences of Barcelona (Museu Blau)
The highlight of the family-friendly Museum of Natural Sciences of Barcelona (Museu Blau), devoted primarily to natural history, is the Planet Life exhibition, which chronicles the history of life on Earth. More than 4,500 items are on display, including animal fossils, dinosaur skeletons, rocks, and minerals, along with the skeleton of a whale that beached on Catalan shores in 1862.

The Basics
The latest addition to the Museum of Natural Sciences, Museu Blau opened its doors in 2011. It’s housed in the landmark Forum Building, a futuristic blue structure designed by architects Herzog and de Meuron. In addition to natural-history exhibits, the museum also features temporary exhibition space, a kids’ discovery zone, and a small Mediterranean garden, plus a café and gift shop.

Visitors can choose a basic museum ticket, a combination ticket with entrance to the botanical garden, or a multiattraction pass that offers skip-the-line access to the museum, along with other notable attractions such as the Joan Miró Foundation, Picasso Museum, CaixaForum art museum, and National Art Museum of Catalonia (Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya).

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Museu Blau is a hit with families traveling with kids.
  • Buy your museum tickets online ahead of time to skip the line and enjoy more time inside.
  • The museum is wheelchair-accessible.

How to Get There
Museu Blau is located in the Parc del Forum, around 3 miles (5 kilometers) northeast of Barcelona’s Old City (Ciutat Vella). You can get there by taking the T4 tram or Barcelona metro line 4 (yellow line) to Maresme-Forum.

When to Get There
The museum is open Tuesday through Sunday throughout the year, though exact hours vary by season. Admission is free on the first Sunday of every month and every Sunday afternoon, so expect longer lines and larger crowds during these times.

Barcelona Botanical Garden (Jardí Botànic de Barcelona)
Under the same management as the Museu Blau, the Barcelona Botanical Garden spills down the side of Montjuïc toward the sea. The gardens showcase flora from five regions of the world that have a Mediterranean-like climate.
Address: Plaza Leonardo da Vinci, 4, 6, Barcelona 08019, Spain
Admission: Varies
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Skip the Line: Natural Science Museum Tickets Barcelona

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The architects, Herzog & de Meuron, created this unusual building in 2004. With its proximity to the sea and the river of Besòs, the building itself was also named after the colour blue. It’s painted in a beautiful dark blue, like an underwater world, waiting to be explored, with the occasional mirror here and there. When walking towards the entrance, you’ll discover a number of bright areas with mirrors, which reflect the blue sky, creating a beautiful view. The museum was opened in March of 2011. The Museu Blau is part of the natural science museums in the city – alongside the botanical garden, the Martorell Museum and the Laboratori de Natura. These are all located in other parts of the city: In the Park de la Ciutadell, on the Montjuic, or here, at the forum.
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Museum of Natural Sciences of Barcelona (Museu Blau) can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 1 Museum of Natural Sciences of Barcelona (Museu Blau) tickets and tours on Viator.
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Museum of Natural Sciences of Barcelona (Museu Blau) costs USD 12.66. Guided Museum of Natural Sciences of Barcelona (Museu Blau) tours start around USD 12.66 per person. See all 1 Museum of Natural Sciences of Barcelona (Museu Blau) tickets and tours on Viator.
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