Discover the north of Spain through science
Altamira Cave Museum
Here is a chance to get yourself a very original passport: one that can be stamped in all the museums belonging to the network 'Science Museums. Northern Route'. Get ready to find out more about the dinosaurs, gaze at starry skies or learn all about human evolution. Are you coming along?
A total of 13 science museums located in various cities in northern Spain have come together to create this project entitled 'Science Museums. Northern Route', aimed at encouraging the public's familiarity with science, technology and research in an educational and entertaining way. The centres involved in this initiative issue a joint passport which entitles anyone carrying it to discounts, bonuses, gifts and special offers. It works very simply. When you arrive at each museum, you present your passport, which is then stamped on the corresponding page. From this point on, you'll be able to take advantage of all the offers available in the space you're visiting. As you gradually accumulate stamps in the pages reserved for each museum, you'll be offered a series of joint prizes by the network.
Science at your fingertips
This initiative features centres where visitors can learn about astronomy and palaeontology, physics and chemistry, geology, architecture and energy, mapmaking and the metal and steel industry, technology and biology. The museums in the network are located in different points of the territory, and offer an extremely interesting and wide-ranging array of choices. In Galicia, in A Coruña, you'll find the National Science and Technology Museum (MUNCYT) and the A Coruña Science Museums (=mc2), which in turn include three institutions: the Casa de las Ciencias, Domus and the Aquarium Finisterrae. In Asturias, your passport will take you to the Prehistory Park in Teverga, the Asturias Jurassic Museum and the Tito Bustillo Cave Art Centre. This route through the north also takes in the Altamira National Museum and Research Centre in Cantabria, and the Arkeologi Museoa Bilbao in the Basque Country. And we have yet to visit the centres located in Castile-León: the Ene. Energy Museum in Ponferrada, the Museum of Human Evolution in Burgos, the Science Museum in Valladolid and the Castille-León Steel and Ironworks Museum in Sabero; as well as the Pamplona Planetarium in Navarre, and the Casa de las Ciencias in Logroño, La Rioja. All these centres are part of an innovative and unique project designed to serve as a point of reference for scientific dissemination. Some of these museums are very well-known, and contain treasures that have been declared part of our World Heritage by the UNESCO. Others –although less fêted– also offer a variety of interesting options. And all of them share the same common characteristic: the love of science.
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