Science & Nature Museums in Tenerife, Spain

Museo de la Ciencia y el Cosmos
(Museum of Science and the Cosmos)

museo de la ciencia y el cosmos For those of you who just can't see how science - let alone a science museum - could ever be fun, La Laguna's Museum of Science and the Cosmos is the place to go. Its highly interactive, hands-on approach to science and technology will give you a whole new perspective on everything from the human body to the study of the universe. Check out any of the thousands of laboratory experiments performed each year, explore the universe at a planetarium show or partake in a few of various daily activities, all meant to spark your interest and stimulate your mind.

c/ Vía Láctea, s/n
La Laguna
(Tel) 922 26 34 54
Museum Hours: Tuesday-Sunday 10:00am-8:00pm

Museo de la Naturaleza y el Hombre (Antiguo Hospital Civil)
(Museum of Nature and Man)

Santa Cruz's Museum of Nature and Man is unquestionably one of Tenerife's most interesting, unique and eclectic museums. The museum has maintained its status as an Artistic Historical Monument since 1983- when you visit you'll easily see why! Housed in the Neoclassical former civilian hospital, wander through the spaces dedicated to Canarian flora and fauna, pre-Colombian art, Guanche mummies, fossils, ceramics, Canarian archaeological findings... and that's just a sampling!

c/ Fuentes Morales, s/n
Santa Cruz
(Tel) 922 20 93 20
Museum Hours: Tuesday-Sunday 10:00am-8:00pm

Museo Insular de Ciencias Naturales
(Island Museum of Natural Sciences)

Featuring collections of Canarian fauna (birds, fish, insects, etc.), Tenerife's Museum of Natural Sciences, yet another convent-turned-museum, is a haven for interested nature lovers.

Exconvento de San Francisco
(Tel) 922 83 00 00
Museum Hours: Daily 9:00am-1:00pm, 4:00pm-7:00pm