Parque Explora

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52 Carrera 53, Medellin, Colombia

Parque Explora Medellin Reviews

carlomagno carlomag…
1 reviews
Beautiful Experience with Nature Sep 04, 2010
Although its not a natural park itself it has a beautiful aquarium and different thematics areas where you can enjoy of different experiences.
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alexindc alexindc
41 reviews
Nerd haven in Medellin Nov 14, 2009
Parque Explora is a large complex containing the largest fresh-water aquarium in South America and various science musuems and displays, as well as gift shops and a food court.

The entry fee is "a la carte" style; you pick and choose how many activities you want to do, and pay accordingly. At the time of this writing, there were three packages: Route 1, which includes entry + 2 interactive displays, for $8000 COP; Route 2, which includes entry + 2 interactive displays and a 3D display, for $13000 COP; Route 3, which includes entry + the aquarium, and one interactive display. One can also add on entry to a third interactive display for 3000 COP, and an additional 3D display for 6000 COP. Additionally, audio guides are available in Spanish and English for $5000 COP; however, if you speak Spanish, this isn't needed, as there are plenty of friendly and knowledgable staff throughout the aquarium and display rooms.

I chose Route 3, which took me through the facinating aquarium, full of all kinds of fresh water fish and displays and information about waterways, watershed and ecosystems in Colombia and South America; then, I just the interactive display on geography, which includes an earthquake simulator!

Staff were extremely helpful, going out of their way to ensure guests were engaged and having a good time, and had all of their questions answered. Several spoke some English, and were more than happy to walk with English-speaking guests to translate some of the displays.

I would rank Parque Explora in the same league as some of the world's best science musuems and aquariums.
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