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Viva de Lagos Science Centre

Rua Doutor Faria e Silva 34, Lagos 8600-734, Portugal
+351 282 770 000
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A great place to spend a couple of hours or more

This place is a gem! We took the two kids here (3 and 4) and they loved it. Granted some of the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Leeann B
via mobile
Interactive museum - fun for all

This is a lovely small museum in a tranquil spot and it is worth a visit. The interactive exhibits... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Norwich, United Kingdom
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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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  • Very good41%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Rua Doutor Faria e Silva 34, Lagos 8600-734, Portugal
+351 282 770 000
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is a gem! We took the two kids here (3 and 4) and they loved it. Granted some of the displays a a little advanced but there was loads to keep them entertained. The 'bat machine' (more crazy ping-pong, less Caped Crusader), pirate...More

Thank Leeann B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a lovely small museum in a tranquil spot and it is worth a visit. The interactive exhibits were fun for all - be it semaphoring a message to one another using the flags provided or hoisting one's self up using the pulleys in...More

Thank BexNorwich
Reviewed August 6, 2017 via mobile

It's very close to the centre of town, great for a couple hours visit. Great decorative small museum with interesting things to solve. We participated in doing morse code, using a microscope to look at shells, using flags to message, working a submarine, using oars...More

Thank ladylevan
Reviewed July 23, 2017 via mobile

Fab maritime history museum with interactive exhibits for children. Visited with kids (6 and 2) and they enjoyed the inside of the museum but the outdoor play areas were the real highlight. Three different outside spaces and shaded seating areas meant the kids could let...More

1  Thank princesspeach123567
Reviewed July 19, 2017 via mobile

We visited the Science Centre as part of out trip to Faro - we are two "grown-ups" travelling on our own. The centre was great fun, lots of activities and really friendly staff. Great for older people and children too.

1  Thank Ruth2222
Reviewed July 15, 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed our visit here. Admission was only €7 for 2 adults and a teenager. We spent about an hour and 15 minutes there. Lots of interactive exhibits. Lovely views from the garden.

1  Thank Drummer3
Reviewed June 30, 2017 via mobile

Me and my partner took my 2 1/2 year old to the science museum. It was amazing. People I speak to don't know it's there! Lots of little interactive thing a to do inside. My son loved the interactive submarine! It's lovely and air conditioned...More

1  Thank Andrianna D
Reviewed June 13, 2017 via mobile

For 7 Euro, our family spent a delightful afternoon learning about the science behind sailing. Interactive exhibits both inside, and outside in the "science gardens" kept our kids interested and engaged for a couple of hours. Great value for a family.

Thank Kay G
Reviewed April 27, 2017

This museum is outstanding. All the exhibits are hands-on, entertaining and very informative. The staff are enthusiastic. Exhibits include the golden age of Portuguese exploration, a stripped down 3d printer in action, a variety of stuff about communications and navigation. When we were there some...More

1  Thank BABA2000
Reviewed April 5, 2017 via mobile

We only learned that this museum was a place while visiting the railway station looking for timetables. We took our 13 year old and 1 year old who both had a great time. The 1 year old especially loved the outdoor water area (the 13...More

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