Open Tue-Sun: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
The Museum is in the area commonly known as: Parque Pies Descalzos, (Park of Bare Feet). The park is dominated by the large and fully computerized EPM Building, the International Convention Center and the Metropolitano Theater. Within easy walking distance from the METRO, the Medellin River and the autopista, the Park features a Sand Park, water fountains (which you can get wet and interact with), a Zen Garden, forests and wooden tables for picnicking. Bring your own food and drinks, or eat out at one of the many restaurants and cafes within the Park.
Overall, a nice, clean, safe area in which to learn, meet people, enjoy the day, and have fun in Medellin-the City of Eternal Spring.
Education is the key to world peace and improved economic prosperity-for all. The importance of continually improving communications is a major challenge in increasing the effectiveness of education. Medellin’s Interactive Museum of Science, is one institution, in Colombia, which is rising to meet this challenge. The Public Utilities Company of Medellin, (EPM) is the proud sponsor of the Medellin Interactive Museum.
The Museum seeks to create a better understanding of the discovery, evolution, advancement and utilization of the sciences toward improvement in the lives of humankind. In teaching the sciences, interactive education is the second leg of effective communications: Tell about it. Do it. Review it.
Always innovating and presenting new challenges to the mind, the Museum recently opened The Future Pavilion, consisting of four exhibition Halls. Each Hall is named in the language of the Kokama Indigenous People: Kuarachi, Ikua, Ikuaka and Puka Lupuna, or: Sun and Sky, To Know, To Think, and “Red”, or Ceiba.
creating the exhibition Halls, the Museum staff incorporated 3-D digital
animations, state of the art audio systems, interactive games, and a
hi-tech A-V Hall (audio-visual),
What follows are non-animated, two dimensional photos offering just a small sample of the Museum. It’s up to you to: INTERACT…. See, Touch, feel, and Hear the real thing!
I was cheerfully greeted at the front desk of the Museum. My guide for the two and half hour tour was William Alvarez Sanchez, (second from right) a four year Museum employee and senior student of the Universidad Cooperativa de Colombia. Bill’s degree will be in Systems Engineering. He speaks Spanish (is working on his English), and you can contact him at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Chief of Creations is Engineer Francisco R. Cardona Troll. Francisco, bubbles with enthusiasm over the Museum, and is rightly proud of his fellow workers contributions. He speaks good English. I asked him to guess at any positive effect that English may contribute to his success as an Engineer. His immediate response: “At least 65%”. You may contact Engineer Francisco at: email@example.com.
EPM, the Museum staff and employees are proud of the fact that 96% of the Museum’s displays were designed, engineered and constructed right here in Medellin!
These two photos were taken through a single eyepiece of a 3D display which of course, has two eyepieces. The photo displays electronically adjust for any viewer’s height. The subject is the modern sewage treatment plant in the south end of Medellin. It’s proven effectiveness is borne out by the fact that a replicate plant is scheduled for next year.
With almost 200 different interactive displays, there is something that will interest everyone!
YOU TOO, CAN INTERACT . . .
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