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Open in December 2007, Parque Explora is a large complex (25.000 square meters) with various science museums and displays and the biggest freshwater aquarium in South America. The place is educational and fun. Young visitors can learn about science and technology through interactive experience. Themes include physics, biology, technology, media and geography. They can learn about robotics, make their own snapshot videos and take infrared photos. The interactive display on geography includes an earthquake stimulator and they can watch how a tornado is made.

The aquarium is fascinating and contains the most representative species that inhabit fresh waters in Colombia as well as marine life with all colours of fish, corals and sea anemones. There are displays and information about waterways and ecosystems in Colombia and South America.

Parque Explora is open Tue-Fri 8:30am-6:00pm, Sat & Sun 8:30am-6:30pm (closed Monday). There is so much to do and see that you should allow several hours here. The entry fee depends on how many activities you want to do. Staff are very helpful with the explanations and audio guides are available in Spanish and English.

Address: Carrera 52 No. 73 - 75
Directions: El Bosque; metro station Universidad
Phone: %s4%cb+57 4 516 8300%s*%c*
Website: http://www.parqueexplora.org/

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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