Museo del Agua

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).

Something To Eat

You will find different options of food as in this park and outside the water museum there are some restaurants for all tastes, you can find pizza, arepas, Mexican, Italian and even menu del dia

Tip Before Going

If you’re interested in an English guided tour, you can book on Tuesday or Friday of the week, at the following link: https://www.museocasadelamemoria.gov.co/visitanos-2

Tours take place during regular business hours, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. from Tuesday to Friday and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekends and holidays. The visit is scheduled to start at least two hours before so you have enough time to see everything. Keep in mind the following: 

Location Hours

Tuesday to Friday from 8:30am to 5:30pm
Weekend and holidays 10:30am to 6:30pm; (last entry is 5pm)

Price of the ticket: is 6mil
Children under 5yrs and Elderly over 6yrs old can enter for free.

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

Getting There

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

Quick Summary

Entry Price

Child & Adult: 6mil

Toddler & Elderly: Free

Location

El Centro, Medellin

Carrera 57 #42-139

Hours

8:30am - 5:30pm

Tuesday- Friday

10:30am - 6:30pm

Weekends & Holidays

Official Website

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