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Sala de la Mente

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Sala de la Mente in Parque Explora

The Sala de la Mente is a large exhibit filled with two floors of mind puzzles, electric games, futuristic exhibitions, computer graphic puzzles, 3D animations, and all kinds of interactive things that need to be seen rather than described.

Sala de la Mente Website

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Plaza Botero

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One of the most popular spots in Medellin is Botero Plaza, which is next to the Palacio de la Cultura.

There are over a dozen huge bronze sculptors by Medellin’s most famous and most loved artist, Botero, who is famous worldwide for his artistic renderings of “fat people”. Botero says that he doesn’t paint fat people, but he paints figures more voluminously. You’ll notice that they don’t actually look fat… they’re just bigger in some areas. In any case, his unusual and very distinctive style has made him very famous and his pieces are collected worldwide. Botero currently lives in Rome, Italy.

On the other side of the Plaza, opposite the Palacio, is the Botero Museum, which has several rooms of his paintings, as well as other wings of the museum containing works of abstract art and many Colombian historical paintings.

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Orchideorama at the Botanical Gardens

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Orchideorama at the Jardin Botanico

 Perhaps the most beautiful modern structure in all of Medellin, the Orchideorama events center in the Jardin Botanico is made of a series of huge roof structures, and underneath events such as weddings, large parties, shows etc are held.

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Albert Einstein Exhibition

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Albert Einstein Exhibit in Medellin Colombia

In Medellin’s Parque Explora is an amazing exhibition and tribute to the life and work of Nobel-prize-winning physicist Albert Einstein, who was the discoverer of relativity theory and many more important fundamental ideas in modern physics.

Einstein Exhibition Medellin Website

The Einstein Exhibit contains his life story, including the incredible influence that Einstein has had on world culture. His iconic image is used continuously in various media, his facial features are imitated in order to create a look of intelligence and wisdom (such as Yoda from Star Wars), and the museum has a fascinating video collage of commercials from many countries that use his likeness to hawk very commercial products.

In addition, many of Einstein’s letters to various interesting people have been duplicated and put on display.

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Parque Explora Biologico

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One of the best exhibitions within Parque Explora is the Biologico Exhibit, which features rainforest creatures from throughout Colombia.

Included in the exhibit is this golden poison dart frog shown above, which is the world’ most venemous frog.

Several species of tarantulas, including truly huge ones, are living here as well.

A medium sized boa, and a huge anaconda, along with many other beautiful snakes, are among the favorites of the crowd.

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Parque Explora Dinosaurs

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One of the most spectacular places in Medellin is the El Parque Explora, which consists of many exhibits centered around a courtyard full of robotic rubber dinosaurs. They are life-size dinosaurs, animated, and you can touch and play with them. A few of them have erratically swinging rubber tails that the kids love to dodge.

Most of the most popular dinosaurs are on display, including a life-size anamatronic Tyrannousaurus Rex, a Triceratops, velociraptors, brachiasaurus, and many more.

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