What to see in A Coruña
In the city of A Coruña, the House of Sciences interactive museum opened its doors for the first time on June 1, 1985 to provide a service of knowledge and recreation to both locals and visitors avid about learning.
In Santa Margarita Park is an octagonal building with rooms dedicated to interactive exhibitions and a dome with a planetarium. It is recognized as the first publicly owned interactive science centre in Spain, bringing science closer to citizens trying to arouse their curiosity and answer questions.
In this emblematic site are exhibitions, awards, workshops, projections, conferences, editions and collaborations with the media in tasks of scientific diffusion. Different exhibitions are held within its rooms. The photographic exhibition of the skies of the southern hemisphere shows images taken in Chile, Australia, Bolivia and Namibia by the astrophotographer Oscar Blanco Varela. It shows stars and constellations that cannot be seen from other countries.
Other offerings are the interactive modules on the first floor, which arouse curiosity about physics and lead to asking questions and finding the answers on this site. It has an exhibition called "Astronomy as they tell it to you" where the information is distributed in six areas ranging from the exploration of the solar system to the life of astronauts in space.
Santa Margarita Park is also home to a scientific complex with games such as moving a 1,500-kilo granite ball with one hand or sitting next to an apple tree like Isaac Newton's ... a more than interesting proposal. Finally, the best place in the museum is its planetarium. There one can travel through space and time as well as learn how to look at the sky to discover what the firmament hides.