It is a unique place, a mixture of traditional museum and amusement park, where visitors have the opportunity to approach the laws and principles that govern Nature, from the functioning of their own body to that of the stars.
Inaugurated in 1993, at the initiative of the Cabildo of Tenerife and the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC), the MCC has served to translate into popular language the fascinating discoveries that the study of the Universe is providing.
The MCC is a museum in constant evolution and aims to be a centre for popularising science for all audiences, while at the same time serving as an educational resource for teachers and students of all levels. The most important part of our activity is to promote a positive attitude towards science, presenting it as a component that is close to everyone and present in the daily lives of all people.
The Museum of Science and the Cosmos is not a traditional museum. It belongs to a generation of science museums whose aim is no longer simply to show the scientific and technical achievements of an era or a place, nor to demonstrate them by adding an educational and cultural purpose to the conservation and presentation of this heritage.