Maloka, the Interactive Center for Science and Technology, is a third-generation museum, where concepts, phenomena and the relationship between science, technology and daily life appear within environments that encourage the visitors' interaction with objects stimulating their love for knowledge.
It has an area of 17,000 m² (182,986 square feet), 10,000 of which (107,639 square feet) are located 8 meters below the ground. It is considered the most important museum of its kind in Latin America. Also, 95% of it was designed and built by Colombian hands. Its first phase hosts more than 200 exhibitions distributed in nine rooms. Its topics are the universe, life, the biodiversity of the Bogotá Savannah, the human being, electricity and electromagnetism, technology, molecules in movement, the city and children.
There are guided visits, and rooms can be rented for seminars and conferences. The complex includes a small square, a store, a restaurant, an Internet Café and a dome theater. The latter is a movie theater with capacity for 314 spectators and a 135° spherical screen with 58 million microperforations. These features allow for excellent resolution and realism. The film format is 70 mm, which is twice the width of commercial films. Additionally, Salitre Plaza, one of the most important malls in Western Bogotá, is very close to Maloka.