Museo del Agua​

La Candelaria, Medellin
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6 mil


Carrera 57 #42-139
La Candelaria, Medellin


8:30am to 5:30pm
Tuesday to Friday

9:30am to 5:30pm
Weekend & Holidays

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Science behind Medellin Water System by EPM

In the year 2000, EPM (Empresas Públicas de Medellín) inaugurated the EPM Interactive Museum, with the purpose that people understand how EPM worked to improve science and technology to be able to provide public services to the city of Medellín. In 2005 this museum began to focus on environmental protection and in 2012 the EPM interactive museum was renamed the EPM Water Museum, which focused on addressing issues of water and sustainable development. Since then, the museum has received all those interested in living an experience around water, science, technology, art, and interactive experiences.
This museum is a didactic space that, through its nine interactive rooms, reveals everything about the water resource, its origin on the planet, its evolution, its presence in different ecosystems, and most interestingly, you will understand the processes that the city of Medellín must do to ensure that all its citizens have this vital element in a drinkable way.
This experience is suitable for any age, it is fun and curious, and it also allows you to learn about the physical and chemical properties of water through steam, liquid, ice, and bubbles, experiencing it in all its states. In addition, the beautiful landscapes and ecosystems of the country are present, as well as the diversity of climates, vegetation, and species typical of each region of the Colombian territory.
The tour lasts approximately 2 hours and begins with a trip to the origin of the Universe to observe the evolution of the earth, passing through the Roman, Aztec and Zenú civilizations, who stood out for their innovative developments to bring water to their communities, until reaching “Uses and Scenarios of the Future” to recreate the idea of a sustainable city and observe how daily habits and practices leave a water footprint on the planet.

Located in Parque de los Pies Descalzos​

The Barefoot Park, for its English translation, is a tribute that the government of Medellín and public companies of Medellín made in honour of all the children who once lived barefoot in the city. In this park hundreds of people take off their shoes every day to walk through the water fountains, the sand park, the zen garden and the little streams, it also has a sound well, reflecting pools, level towers and mazes. This place is specialized in the conservation of natural resources, the appreciation of the public, solidarity and respect.

This construction is part of the architectural and urban recovery project undertaken by Empresas Públicas de Medellín and is located in a formerly marginal sector, Alpujarra II.

Location Hours

Tuesday to Friday: 8:30am to 5:30pm
Weekend & Holidays: 9:30am to 5:30pm

Ticket Office closes at 4pm 

Free Entry For The Following 
– Children Under 5yrs old 
– Adults over 60yrs old 
– People with Disability 

If you’re going to do a tour keep in mind the tour last around 2 hours. 

The museum is close on Mondays and if its public holiday,
then it’s close to following Tuesday.

Getting There & Parking​

The Water Museum is located at Carrera 57 No. 42-139, in Parque de los Pies Descalzos, in front of the EPM Intelligent Building, administrative building of the Medellín public service company.

Metro: take the Metro to Alpujarra station (Line A) once you are in Alpurra station walk about 15 minutes on Avenida San Juan, you should see the EPM building from a distance; which looks like a big gray box next to it; that is the Water Museum.

Uber / Taxi: Uber and taxi are also a good option to visit the museum, you can just type in your uber app “water museum” or “pies descalzos park” the prices from Poblado will be around 13,000 COP (4USD) and from Laureles around 7.000 ( COP ) (2 USD)

MetroPlus: If you’re taking the metro plus, get off at station Plaza Mayor, the museum is right in front. Make sure you take the Line A that goes from Universidad de Medellin to Parque Aranjueza