An interactive science centre that has become popular with adults and children alike has been assured that its future is safe.
The Principia Centro de Ciencia, near Malaga's La Rosaleda football stadium, is run by a consortium that includes the Junta de Andalucía.
However, recently news spread that the regional government was to give up its commitment to the centre, putting at risk the continuity of the museum and interpretation centre which is especially popular with school groups.
In just a couple of days over last weekend, 12,000 people signed a petition on the Change.org internet platform asking for the centre to be kept open.
The Junta's Education ministry was quick to clarify the situation, saying its advisers had said that it could not continue to form part of the management consortium for legal reasons.
The regional minister for Education, Javier Imborda, said on a visit to the centre on Thursday that the Junta didn't want to see the Principia centre closed and that it would work to find a solution.