Parque de las Ciencias
|Parque de las Ciencias |
Luis A. Ferré
|Coordinates||18° 24′ 36″ N, 66° 9′ 37″ W|
|Area||42 acres (169968 m2)|
|Founder||Ramon Luis Rivera|
|Operated by||Bayamón Municipality|
|Open||January 10, 2016|
Parque de las Ciencias Luis A. Ferré is an educational and recreational park located in Bayamón, Puerto Rico focused on science-related exhibitions. It is one of multiple touristic attractions inaugurated under the leadership of longtime mayor Ramon Luis Rivera and is named in honor of former Governor of Puerto Rico Luis A. Ferré. The park closed for renovations on February, 2011. It reopened on January 10, 2016 after renovations at the cost of eleven million dollars.
Some of the main features of the park are a natural observatory set on a hill at 285 feet (87m) above sea level, a zoo, and an artificial lake. It also features exhibitions of archaeology, space exploration, transportation, science and health, among many others.
The park occupies 42 acres (17 ha) and connects with several main highways.
As of January 2016, the prices are:
Kids (2-12): $8
Elderly (65+): $5
People with disabilities: $5
Some attractions such as the Mini Golf, Bungee Trampoline, Cups, Carousel, and Human Gyroscope have additional costs.
- "Nueva Vida en el Parque de las Ciencias de Bayamón". municipiodebayamon.com. Retrieved 9 January 2016.
- "Reabre el Parque de las Ciencias como "alternativa económica"". noticel.com. Retrieved 9 January 2016.
- Parque de las Ciencias at the Bayamón website.
- Article about the park
- TripAdvisor reviews of the park
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