More than 85 thousand people enjoyed Children's Day in Tecnópolis

More than 85 thousand people enjoyed Children’s Day in Tecnópolis

(Photo: Eliana Obregón).

Some 85,000 people visited Tecnópolis this Sunday to celebrate Children’s Day in the largest art, science and technology mega-exhibition in Latin America, where different recreational activities are carried out especially dedicated to the little ones, with clowns, acrobats and science communicators.

In this eleventh edition and under the motto “Sovereign Argentina, creating futures”, Tecnópolis presented more than 70 spaces with interactive proposals, including Tierra de Dinos, the Amazing Zamba y Niña Park, La Casa del Coloso, La Academia Space, the exhibition paying homage to María Elena Walsh and the Espacio de Bichos.

Photo Eliana Obregn
(Photo: Eliana Obregón).

In the House of the Colossus, while some children drew with tempera in the Giant Art section, others took photos with the “Colossus”, a pink doormat with a giant mouth.

One of the most enthusiastic was Zoe, a girl who came from Avellaneda for the first time to Tecnópolis, located in the Buenos Aires town of Villa Martelli: “I want to go see the dinosaurs,” she said enthusiastically.

Photo Eliana Obregn
(Photo: Eliana Obregón).

For the girl’s mother, Sofia, he remarked that “not only children learn here, but also adults.”

In the dark Bright Room, Agustín and Santino, ages 10 and 7, who came from the Buenos Aires neighborhood of Liniers, had fun with the light table that has different sound instruments such as rattles, radios, guitars and drums.

“The whole section is great, but I particularly loved the Amazing Room section where we played with shadow puppets,” Santino said.

Photo Eliana Obregn
(Photo: Eliana Obregón).

At noon, a long line had formed in the Space Sovereignty section of the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation, where the proposal is an immersive experience, in a 4D room, of the takeoff of the Tronador II, together with explanations about the chemical and physical phenomena involved in rocket propulsion.

Dylan, seven years old and a native of Temperley, said that “the whole experience was great” and noted that it is one of his “favorite places” within the park.

Photo Eliana Obregn
(Photo: Eliana Obregón).

Within the framework of the “Maratón por las niñeces”, Hospital Garrahan set up a stand with recreational activities and games for children and adolescents, where puppets, theater and songs were set up for the boys and girls who attend the center assistance.

“El Garrahan is a state institution that plays a very important role as a gear within other effectors that make up public health and, in this case, to take care of the most beautiful thing we have as a society, which is our childhood and adolescence,” he stressed. Gabriela Bauer, president of the Garrahan Hospital Board of Directors.

Photo Eliana Obregn
(Photo: Eliana Obregón).

Meanwhile, at the Conicet stand, different promoters explained to visitors about the different activities of the organization.

There, Berenice, five years old, actively participated with questions to the science communicator.

“It’s good because it complements it with what you can learn at school,” said Marina, the girl’s mother.

Meanwhile, Sebastián, Andrés and Leonel are 18 years old and listened carefully to the instructions given by a science communicator who taught them how to make an energy circuit.

“The stand is very good. At first it was difficult, but thanks to the explanation the experiment was very simple,” said Leonel, an economics student.

Photo Eliana Obregn
(Photo: Eliana Obregón).

In the area of ​​the Argentine Air Force, children take photos with a Matra missile, while the members of the Army, who share the space, explain the history of said weapons.

In the area of ​​the Ministry of Defense, personnel from the grenadiers tell visitors about their history and function.

Photo Eliana Obregn
(Photo: Eliana Obregón).

Among them, Benjamin, a seven-year-old boy dressed as a grenadier, was very active in the talk. “When I grow up I want to be a grenadier,” said the boy.

“There isn’t a day that I don’t think about and don’t mention the grenadiers. That’s why we visited them a few weeks ago at the Casa Rosada,” Sonia, Benjamín’s mother, emphasized.

Photo Eliana Obregn
(Photo: Eliana Obregón).

In the Fangio area, a large number of visitors took photos of the Renault 25 TXE presidential cars, the 1983 model Limousine, and the 1979 Ford Lincoln, which were used during the presidency of Raúl Alfonsín.

In the Franja y la ruta pavilion, children and adults are informed and learn about the productive and scientific activities carried out between China and Argentina.

Photo Eliana Obregn
(Photo: Eliana Obregón).

A few meters away, a dozen people participated in the Print your Poster section, where children and adults learn to make their posters.

In the Malvinas area, one of the most popular sites was “Pisar Malvinas”, an immersive virtual reality experience where users simulate walking on the territory of the Malvinas Islands and learn about their flora and fauna.

In the same pavilion, the children took some photos with the Southern Right Whale. “It’s huge, I’d like to go south to see it,” said Nayla, 9, from José C Paz.

During the day the “Dúo Karma” was presented: a guitar, two voices, kalimba, caxixis and body rhythms, which received applause from the public.

Photo Eliana Obregn
(Photo: Eliana Obregón).

Likewise, workshops called “The printing bag” and “Graphic illusion” were held in the Foyer of the Fairgrounds; the Altimetry Workshop with eco-technological games in the Plaza de la Memoria; and the Light Art Workshop in the Casa del Coloso, along with makeup, hats and spinning tops.

In addition, this Sunday a new sensory play and discovery space was inaugurated, “Arrorró”, aimed at boys and girls from 0 to 3 years old and their families.

Photo Eliana Obregn
(Photo: Eliana Obregón).

The “Arrorró” experience promotes the first sensory explorations, stimulating the senses and awakening creativity; a poetic environment that invites you to experiment and play with original proposals that stimulate the perception and emotional development of boys and girls.

Tecnópolis opens with free admission on Thursdays and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m.



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