LET'S TALK ABOUT DRUGS
Parque de la Constitución
Azuqueca de Henares
From 23 February to 10 March 2017
How do drugs affect our brain, organs and behaviour? How does someone become addicted? Are we really well-informed about the effects of drugs?
The people visiting the exhibition "Let's talk about drugs" can find answers to these and other questions.
This exhibition, which visits many different towns and cities in Spain, starts with the social impact of drugs and, via innovative interactive and audiovisual modules, explains the effects of drug consumption on the brain and our behaviour.
Its goal is to refute the myths claimed by young people regarding how they can control the extent of their drug addiction, destroying stereotypes and explaining the addiction process caused by repeated consumption of a drug, generating a tolerance that results in the person consuming it becoming physically or mentally dependent.
This exhibition is designed to prevent drug use by young people and provide them tools to have a critical attitude towards drugs.
Further information about the exhibition "Let's talk about drugs" (in Spanish only)
Materials of interest:
Visit www.hablemosdedrogas.org (only spanish version), where you can see the exhibition in 3D and access all the materials of the "Let's talk about drugs" programme
Leaflet from the exhibition "Let's talk about drugs" (PDF, 294 KB) (in Spanish only)
UNSUNG HEROES. GENIUS INVENTIONS, EVERYDAY OBJECTS
Parque de San Julian
From 22 March to 25 April 2017
What makes an everyday object become an unsung hero?
It must have something to do with an ingenious but easily understandable idea. Unsung heroes are objects that have been produced millions of times but are still indispensable in our daily lives. These are objects that have proved their worth time and time again and which have remained essentially unaltered for decades or, in other words, are everyday classics.
With these objects, images and videos presented in this exhibition we hope to show four particularly interesting aspects:
Innovation: the fascinating history of how these objects were invented.
Production: the technical conditions of their successful large-scale production.
Evolution: their historical development and the amazing diversity of models and variations generated.
Inspiration: their appearance which continues to inspire the work of artists and designers.
The "la Caixa" Foundation presents the travelling exhibition "Unsung heroes. Genius inventions. Everyday objects", an exhibition with a lot to reveal.
Further information about the exhibition "Unsung heroes. Genius inventions, everyday objects" (in Spanish only)
Materials of interest
Leaflet from the exhibition "Unsung heroes. Genius inventions, everyday objects" (PDF, 943 KB) (in Spanish only)
Dossier from the exhibition "Unsung heroes. Genius inventions, everyday objects" (PDF, 2,82 MB) (in Spanish only)
Material for teachers
Dossier for teachers: Artistic Itinerary (PDF, 4,33 MB) (in Spanish only)
Dossier for teachers: Social Itinerary (PDF, 3,87 MB) (in Spanish only)
Dossier for teachers: Technological Itinerary (PDF, 2,65 MB) (in Spanish only)
THE ARCTIC IS BREAKING UP
Parque de la Alamenda
Talavera de la Reina
From 28 February to 26 March 2017
If there were no North Pole our planet would be so different we wouldn't recognise it.
This travelling exhibition aims to show us the remarkable nature of the Arctic ecosystem, explaining the important role it plays in the world's climate and revealing its characteristics and biodiversity.
Highlights of this exhibition are the sensational photographs by Andoni Canela, a prestigious nature photographer who has travelled throughout the Arctic region to bring us totally up-to-date images.
With this exhibition, "la Caixa" Foundation aims to contribute to the Science in Society programme by raising scientific awareness regarding a particularly endangered ecosystem: the Arctic. It also hopes to promote critical thought and raise awareness of an important environmental problem: the effects of climate change on the Arctic and the consequences for the rest of the planet.
Further information about the exhibition "The Arctic is breaking up" (in Spanish only)
Materials of interest:
Audio guide for the exhibition "The Arctic is breaking up" (AIF, 139 MB) (in Spanish only)
H2Oh! DISCOVER THE SECRETS OF YOUR CITY'S WATER
From 19 May to 23 June 2017
The Earth is a privileged planet, as it possesses an exceptional substance: water. However, despite its apparent abundance, water, upon which we depend directly to live, is a limited resource. This exhibition invites reflection on the major technological, environmental and economic issues involved in managing water in cities. The great challenge consists in covering the supply needs of the population on a sustained basis and, thereafter, completing the cycle by returning the water in the best possible condition to the natural environment.
The exhibition is based on different unique museographic elements, ranging from real parts to cutting-edge interactive multimedia montages, and is divided into three major areas.
The initial introductory area presents the exceptional physical properties of liquid water and the close relationship between this unique compound and all living beings, including humans.
The second area explores a city's water supply in-depth and shows what lies behind an apparently simple gesture like turning on a tap and obtaining drinking water that is 100% apt for human consumption. This area is based on an interactive game in which we play the role of water managers of a large city.
The third and final area presents the challenges of the twenty-first century regarding the supply of drinking water in an urban environment, and shows how a responsible use of water can help to guarantee a better future for all.
This exhibition has been produced jointly by ViAqua and "la Caixa" Foundation.
Further information about the exhibition "H2Oh! Discover the secrets of your city's water" (in Spanish only)
TECHNOREVOLUTION. DISCOVER THE ADVANCES IN CONVERGING TECHNOLOGIES
From 23 May to 4 June 2017
When we hear words such as "nanotechnology" or "biotechnology", most of us think of something very far removed from our everyday lives. This exhibition aims to show visitors that these technologies are present in everyone's life: from healthcare to art and even clothing, technology has inundated every aspect of our lives.
"TECHNOREVOLUTION" is divided into three very different areas to help visitors get to know, experiment and play with some of the most revolutionary breakthroughs in the world of technology. Audiovisuals that provide an interesting way to clearly show each of the technologies that make up the exhibition's main thread: nanotechnology; biotechnology, ICTs (information and communication technologies), cognitive science and neuroscience. Applications that introduce us to technology in an experimental and fun way. At the end of the exhibition, school visits also have an educational workshop where they can work with robots that behave like human beings.
Technology is everywhere. It makes our lives easier, helps us at work, observes us. Would you like to see some of its foremost advances?
Further information about the exhibition "TechnoRevolution. Discover the advances in converging technologies" (in Spanish only)
Materials of interest
Audio guide for the exhibition "TechnoRevolution. Discover the advances in converging technologies" (AIF, 94,4 MB) (in Spanish only)