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Centro Ciencia Viva do Algarve

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Rua Comandante Francisco Manuel s/n Freguesia da Sé, Faro 8000-250 Portugal
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LuizDutraNeto wrote a review Mar 2020
Rio de Janeiro, RJ8,112 contributions1,401 helpful votes
"Centro Ciência Viva do Algarve" is a quite interesting and live museum! It brings freshness and creativity to Faro. Visit its permanent exhibition - "Das Estrelas às Estrelas" ("From the Stars to the Stars", in English), very instructive and designed for kids. it links "galactic stars" to the "starfish" found at neighboring "Parque Natural da Ría Formosa". Three aquariums and interactive spaces complete the scene. Science workshops are available for kids between 5 to 10 years old, and even birthday parties can be held at its premises. If you are staying a few days in Faro and brought your kids, they will certainly enjoy the visit. But for adults, it may be not so interesting. Enjoy!
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Date of experience: April 2019
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CaseyBe wrote a review Oct 2019
London, United Kingdom157 contributions77 helpful votes
It's quite hands on - you can experience an earthquake, create a vortex in water, look at the effect of tide on sand, watch an orrery go round, look at local fish and sea creatures (under supervision you can touch them, but it seems a bit like harassment). It was quite hot and humid inside. For 4 euro it's probably best if you have a child to amuse.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Madj0ck wrote a review Oct 2019
Glasgow, United Kingdom18 contributions3 helpful votes
Small but perfectly formed. Science section is fun and educational right down to how a tornado forms. The aquarium section is literally hands on and coupled with a lovely multi lingual guide is a real learning experience. An absolute must see.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Niall W wrote a review Sep 2019
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This is a place made with real love and passion. It allows you to engage in a tactile way with a real range of scientific knowledge, which is great for kids, I'm sure. As a 24 year old science teacher, it similarly chimed my juvenile passions for empirical enquiry: it is cheap, the staff are generous and the displays well informed and articulate. And a bar on the top. I could've stayed for days!
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Animalcolm5 wrote a review Sep 2019
Gibraltar3 contributions3 helpful votes
An absolutely brilliant experiance, mold mountains, hold tarantulas, watch aquatic animals and much more...
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Date of experience: October 2018
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