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Three activities for all ages: Summer fun guaranteed!

Summer is a time to have fun and spend time outdoors regardless of age. That is why, this week, we recommend you these three activities: Sharks, ideal for children, Color. The knowledge of the invisible, where young people will enjoy an explosion of color for the senses, and The flower thief, culture for the most curious adults. 

Until August 15 you have an appointment with Sharks, a National Geographic exhibition that allows you to know the fascinating yet terrifying world of sharks through the photography of Brian Skerry, an explorer who has dedicated virtually all his life to discover how this animal lives and the dangers that lurk. 

You will be able to discover the different species of sharks, from white sharks to short-finned mako sharks. The exhibition also shows the precarious conditions in which the animals live. You will learn about the Pristine Seas Project, an initiative of marine ecologist Enric Sala to save the wildest places in the ocean. A lesson on the need to take care of the planet. It can be visited from Monday to Saturday from 10:00 to 21:00, and Sundays from 12:00 to 21:00. Admission is free. 

Color. The knowledge of the invisible, is a visit through the history of color, its use, meaning and its effect on human beings. From how Newton discovered that, through a prism, sunlight could be divided into seven colors, to the great technological innovations and screens that have reached our days to paint smiles on our faces. 

Discover why different colors provoke specific sensations and emotions such as joy or sadness with artists like Roselena Ramistella and her series The Warmth where, through a thermal camera, she portrays vulnerable people. Book your ticket in advance on the website and discover the magic of color. It can be visited from Tuesday to Sunday, from 10:00 to 19:00, until January 19, 2022. Admission and activities are free. 

With El ladrón de flores you can enjoy the photographic exhibition of the Madrid-born Javier Rego in the bonsai greenhouse of the Royal Botanical Garden. 

This is an exhibition dedicated to the flowers of Madrid. The author used to water the plants while walking, he would 'steal' some from local parks, gardens and terrace pots, and he would take them home to create still lifes that were always photographed with natural light and in glass containers. It can be visited until August 15, from 10:00 to 20:30. Admission is free to Garden ticket holders.

Nature, culture and knowledge are always a safe bet in Madrid, where any exhibition can surprise you no matter how old you are. 

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