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Infants al niu de ciència. Foto de JMdeLlobet/museuciencies

The NAT Venues

Museu de Ciències Naturals de Barcelona

Visitor services

The Museu de Ciències Naturals de Barcelona occupies a total area of 9,000 square metres distributed on two floors, with modern facilities and services aimed at all audiences. These services include:

The Media Library: the natural sciences for all

  • A large archive including audio and audiovisual documents and books devoted to nature
  • À la carte sounds: a service enabling users to choose from amongst 2,500 animal noises and sound landscapes
  • Loan service

Science nest, for children from 0 to 6 years

Activities related to the Museum resources and the «Planet Life» exhibition. The aim of the Science nest is to generate feelings and emotions and awaken interest in nature amongst our youngest visitors.


Naturalistic guides, claims of birds, gardening kits for children, puzzles, planispheres, binoculars, compasses, mirrors and plush animals, and much more. 

More information


  • Media Library

    The Media Library is part of the Museum Documentation Centre. You will find an extensive digital archive that includes audible documents and audiovisual presentations, as well as reference books relating to the biodiversity and geodiversity of the planet. You can also access the unique public database of animal sounds and audible landscapes of Catalonia, the Audible Nature Record Library in the Museu de Ciències Naturals de Barcelona.


    Opening times

    From October to February

    • Tuesday to Friday, from 10 to 14h and from 16 to 18h
    • Saturdays, from 10 to 15h and from 16 to 19h
    • Sundays and public holidays, from 10 to 15h and from 16 to 20h

    From March to September

    • Tuesdays to Saturdays, from 10 to 14 h and from 16 to 19 h
    • Sundays and public holidays, from 10 to 15 h and from 16 to 20 h

    Media Library card

    Have you got your Media Library card? It is very easy, you only have to show us your ID card, fill in a form and you can borrow up to five documents for one month.

    By becoming a member you will also enjoy the following advantages:

  • Shop

    Naturalistic guides and manuals, claims of birds, children’s gardening kits, puzzles, world maps, binoculars and copies of animals and much more.

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    Opening times

    • Saturdays, Sundays and holidays  into the same as the opening times of the Museum.
  • Science nest

    This area is set aside for youngsters up to 6 years of age who come here on school visits or with their family. The idea is to stimulate an interest in science and, above all, to let them enjoy the fun of discovery, spontaneous activity and play.

    Animals, plants, rocks and minerals are part of this nest. Elements of nature are not independent, they are all connected . They help us understand the world around us. From now you will find a new element, the nest tree, connecting with all other resources already present in this space.

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    Special summer program:

    From June 29 to September 1:

    • Tuesday to Saturday from 11 am to 2 pm.
    • Sundays from 11 am to 2 pm and from 4 pm to 7 pm.

    Usual schedule:

    • Saturdays, from 11 to 14 h
    • Sundays, from 11 to 14 h and from 16 to 19 h
    • September 24, November 1 and December 6, from 11 to 14 h and from 16 to 19 h

    NO prior registration. Registration must be done at the counter desk of the museum the same day. Each session lasts 30 minutes, and in each session may enter up to 10 children.

    Children who are eligible to participate in the activity (under 6 years) should always go with an adult. Only if one day one adult accompany children under age 6 and older, the older child entry will be allowed but the latter may not interfere with the development of the activity.

    The last session will begin 30 minutes before the Science nest closes.

    Free activity