The Museu de les Ciències Príncipe Felipe is an interactive science museum. The diversity of interactive exhibitions and the numerous outreach activities that have been carried out at the Museum have culminated in an important success among the public, which has undoubtedly responded warmly to the proposal to disseminate science and technology through fun and entertainment, but without renouncing the minimum scientific rigor necessary when addressing the topics covered.
The building designed by Sebastiao Calatrava resembles the skeleton of a whale. – In the background you see the Pont de l’Assut de l’Or and the L’Àgora, both are designed by Sebastiao Calatrava too.
Sebastiao Calatrava conceived the building as an oversized human eye – the Eye of Wisdom, intended to symbolize the audiovisual experience of visitors watching the performances. The 100-meter-long oval roof houses a 3D IMAX theater and the surrounding Carl Sagan Perimeter Ring, named in honor of the American physicist.
Millions of tiles reflect the light that shines on the surface of this sculpture that is an opera house. It is dedicated to Queen Sophia of Spain. Sebastiao Calatrava created a large ensemble that is an investment in Valencia’s reputation as a city of arts and science.