Museo Elder de la Ciencia y la Tecnología in Las Palmas

The Elder Museum, located in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, is a unique space that combines science, technology, and art in a dynamic and interactive way. The museum opened its doors in 1999 and has since become a popular destination for both tourists and locals.

The history of the museum

The museum is named after the philanthropist and businessman Gregorio Elder who, in the early 20th century, founded the Elder-Dempster Line, a shipping company that connected the Canary Islands with the rest of the world. Today, the museum aims to promote scientific and technological culture and to encourage curiosity and creativity in its visitors.

Permanent exhibition: “WOW! The Illusion of the Senses”

One of the main attractions of the Elder Museum is its permanent exhibition, “WOW! The illusion of the senses,” which explores the limits and capabilities of human perception through a series of interactive installations. Visitors can experience optical illusions, explore the properties of light and sound, and learn about the workings of the human brain.

The planetarium

Another highlight of the museum is its planetarium, which offers a range of shows that allow visitors to explore the mysteries of the universe. From the Big Bang to the search for extraterrestrial life, the planetarium shows are both informative and entertaining.

Educational programs

In addition to its permanent and temporary exhibitions, the Elder Museum also offers a range of educational programs for schools and families. These programs include workshops, guided tours, and interactive activities that are designed to engage and inspire young learners.

Cultural center

The Elder Museum is also home to a cultural center, which hosts a variety of events throughout the year, including concerts, theater performances, and film screenings. The cultural center aims to promote the arts and to encourage creativity and expression in the local community.

Opening hours and entrance fee

The Elder Museum is open every day except Mondays, from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm. The last entry is at 7:00 pm. The entrance fee is 8 euros for adults, 6 euros for seniors and students, and 4 euros for children aged 4-11 years. Admission is free for children under 4 years old. Residents of the Canary Islands can enter the museum for a reduced fee of 2 euros. Website Museo Elder

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