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Viva de Lagos Science Centre

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Address: Rua Doutor Faria e Silva 34, Lagos 8600-734, Portugal
Phone Number:
+351 282 770 000
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Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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The Lagos Ciência Viva Science Centre is a place for science, fun and...

The Lagos Ciência Viva Science Centre is a place for science, fun and hands-on learning. Visitors of all ages are invited to participate in activities and interactive exhibitions that show how history, science and technology cross-cross in an educational and entertaining way. Three theme areas form the core of the exhibition: Orientation and Navigation Instruments, Life on Board and Distance Communication. The permanent exhibition "From the Astrolabe to the GPS" allows visitors to make connections between discoveries of the past and of the present.

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A great interactive museum

A great little museum based on two floors with two outdoor activities, lots of hands-on activities such as designing your own radio, using morse code, using semaphore, and doing... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed January 9, 2017
PaulaGalvin
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Kildare, Ireland
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Kildare, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2017

A great little museum based on two floors with two outdoor activities, lots of hands-on activities such as designing your own radio, using morse code, using semaphore, and doing jigsaws based on six different maps. There is a lovely outdoor space where there are activities based on Archimedes`screw and on packing cargo on a ship. The guide was really helpful... More 

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Faro, Portugal
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 278 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 6, 2016

The Living Science Center of Lagos is a The Living Science Center of Lagos is a science museum dedicated to the theme of the Portuguese Discoveries. The Center exposes the various sciences and arts associated with navigation in the 15th and 16th centuries, such as cartography, shipbuilding and astronomy, through various activities. It is located next to the Historic Center... More 

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Preston, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2016

We visited on a rainy day and it kept us busy for a few hours. Very reasonable at 7 Euros for a family ticket. Lots of touching and pushing displays for kid to try, although I'm not sure my 8 year old understood them all! Lovely outdoor science area too, which was a real favourite and the views across the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016 via mobile

We come across this museum through trip advisor so thought we'd check it out as it was an indoor activity and the weather wasn't looking great. Although it's quite small Its a great place to go if your kids like to 'touch' everything and enjoy solving puzzles. There was plenty of little activities to take part in for kids and... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016 via mobile

We were in the Algarve for a week in October. The weather was still hot (well... Hotter than the average summer in Glasgow!) We had exhausted the beach, pool etc and were looking for somewhere a bit different to spend some time (and maybe even tire out a 2yo and 4yo?) In terms of pricing, it was really cheap, €7... More 

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Kilkenny, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

Brill my 4 year old grandson really enjoyed children's area lots of experiments especially in outdoor play area.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016

Fabulous hands on science museum for the kids. Water features, a yellow submarine, a lighthouse and loads of other geographical and science hands on exhibits. My 3 year old spent 3 hours on the go here with barely a stop. Can't praise this place enough and it was 7 euro for a family.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2016

Even though our children are teens we thought we would give this a go. It is more aimed at small children but at €7 for a family ticket it was an interesting way to while away an hour away from the heat; the aircon was great! Lovely gardens too with fantastic views out to sea.

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2016

7 euros buys a family ticket for this out of the way attraction in Lagos, but it's a great price for a reasonable and interesting attraction. There are a wide range of exhibits for children and adults to participate in, some indoors, some outdoors. The staff work hard to explain the exhibits to children and help them with their translations... More 

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Thrapston, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2016

As mentioned this is a small friendly museum with 'hands on' displays. There are not many but those that are there were fun and the kids enjoyed it. Very cheap at 7€ for 2 adults and 2 kids. Don't expect too much and you'll enjoy the break from the heat

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