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Pavilhao do Conhecimento- Ciencia Viva

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Address: Alameda dos Oceanos 36 | Parque das Nacoes, Lisbon 1990-223, Portugal
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The Pavilion of Knowledge or Ciencia Viva is a great museum dedicated to the science and technology. This is another building constructed for the Expo 98 exhibition and it is... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Rijeka, Croatia
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Rijeka, Croatia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Pavilion of Knowledge or Ciencia Viva is a great museum dedicated to the science and technology. This is another building constructed for the Expo 98 exhibition and it is especially interesting for children and students, because most of its exhibits are interactive and funny to explore.

Thank Borzov
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really thought provoking, interactive exhibits with hands on experiments (and all available in English). Multiple different exhibitions taking place. And the museum was an easy walk from the Metro.

Thank David M
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Reviewed March 14, 2017 via mobile

As the name says is place were science is at his home. Science labs and inventions for all ages are at your disposal here. You can try (if you are not afraid) to ride a bicycle on a wire.

Thank Bogdan D
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Reviewed February 28, 2017

We spent an enjoyable couple of hours here with my 12 and 16 year old. lots of hands on science experiments.

Thank Karenabroad
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Reviewed February 26, 2017 via mobile

I was expecting something very different, and I was surprised, and happy at the same time . If you need to spend time with the kids this is just perfect, and you will spend more then 2 hours easily. The only thing us , if you go by train is quite a bit to walk with kids , I mean... More 

Thank Rogerio J
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Reviewed January 19, 2017

We travelled to Lisbon with 8 children aged between 11 and 14 years and we easily spent 4 hours inside the museum, only popping out quickly to visit McDonald's before returning inside to finish off all the rooms. For three of the children the one that stood out for them was the "Risk" exhibit. It was extremely riveting,a place where... More 

Thank The A
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Reviewed January 7, 2017

it is smart what they have planned here ! Good for the brain and for the body and a nice 3 hours if you want to try everything...My kids loved it ! Thank you !

Thank MichalisFotakis
Faro, Portugal
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Reviewed December 30, 2016 via mobile

The average recomended time is 1.30h to visit. If you think is much, i can tell you that after two hours, my kids were still playing. There is tons to do and they love it. The exihibits are all interactive and fun. You can enter and exit. So if you get bored (they wont trust me) you can go to... More 

Thank Tiago F
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Reviewed December 27, 2016 via mobile

We spent 3hours there. Even my smallest one didn t want to leave. The staff is amazing very helpful. We enjoyed ans learned a lot about science. Good address for school s trip.

Thank Nadaa S
Madrid, Spain
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Reviewed December 8, 2016 via mobile

We have been to lots of science museums and none have compared to this. There isn't anything you can't touch and every new area brought gasps from our 8 year old. We could have stayed all night and not once got bored. 20€ for 2 adults and 1 child making it amazing value. We loved this museum and are already... More 

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Parque das Nacoes
This neighborhood was built up at the end of the 1990s mostly because of the Expo '98. The pavilions and structures that once were the home of all the Expo's attractions and exhibits are still culturally and artistically significant. In Parque das Nações you'll explore conference and concert pavilions, a shopping center, trendy restaurants and an enjoyable cable car ride you can't miss out on. On top of this, the amazing Lisbon Oceanarium (one of the most spectacular things you'll ever see in the city) will take your breath away: its respect and will to preserve natural wildlife is uncanny. Easily accessible by metro, bus or taxi from the city center, Parque das Nações is highly recommended for anyone who'll spend more than 3 days in the Portuguese capital.
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