Science Museums in Lisbon

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Science Museums in Lisbon

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  • zadar3000
    Zadar, Croatia18 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Real science, wonderful place to see science in action. So many things to try and experience. Perfect for families with kids
    Written September 20, 2022
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  • SimplyDrapi
    Ljubljana, Slovenia424 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Surprising combination of art and technology. The technological part, a power plant dissected, is interesting not only for youngsters, but for everyone. Well done. The art section with Joana Vasconcelos as the main attraction is worth visiting. Portuguese artists are not so well known unfortunately.
    Written February 4, 2024
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  • starlightShanghai
    Victoria, Canada3,696 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A very good museum providing a comprehensive coverage of pharmaceuticals over a 5,000 year period. Very pleasant staff, especially the young lady at the ticket counter.

    The exhibits themselves are well laid out and, for the most part, have labels in both Portuguese and English. Very similar to its sister museum in Porto.

    Has a very fine tribute to Dr. Odette Ferreira and an acknowledgment of her research that ultimately led to the identification of HIV-2.

    The one criticism I have is that ‘expanded information’ seems to be available only in Portuguese or through the ubiquitous QR codes. Not all of us are addicted to the world of apps, so we lose out on the QR information.

    Other than that, this museum is well worth a visit!
    Written July 17, 2021
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  • starlightShanghai
    Victoria, Canada3,696 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    I can’t seem to get my head around how many reviewers have rated this museum as ‘terrible’ or ‘poor’! Maybe it’s a function of age, individual interests, unrealistic expectations or ??

    I thought this museum was great! For me, the hallmark of a good museum is that it teaches me something I didn’t know beforehand, and certainly this museum did just that.

    Particularly interesting to me was the section on Plants and People.

    The sections on geology, botany, and zoology were particularly well set out. There’s also a ‘multi-sensory’ section on the evolution of Portugal in terms of its geography and wildlife.

    And, of course, there’s a dinosaur section, which certainly appealed to the kids who were there the day I was there.

    My only criticism is the dearth of information in English. Some exhibits had info in English; others did not, although I suppose one could have made a reasonable guess as to meaning.

    The big surprise for me here was the number of visitors! At most other museums I’ve been to in Lisbon, I’ve been the only visitor there at the given time. Not so with this museum: families, couples, and solos, all seeming to enjoy the many exhibits.

    Closest metro station: Rato (yellow line)
    Entry to the museum is through the gate to the museum’s botanical gardens.
    Closed Mondays and holidays.
    Written August 24, 2021
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  • MenaVaz
    Almada, Portugal334 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I absolutely recommend this exhibition both for adults and children. I myself learned many things that I never knew about our body. Went on a Sunday morning and I had already bought the tickets online so it was really quick getting in but even for those that prefer to buy the tickets there, there was no queue as I saw in the first week. We took 2 hours to do the whole visit but it can be done in less.
    Written January 21, 2016
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  • Samuel A
    Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal283 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lisbon is full of history and the Academia das Ciências is another place to add to your itinerary.
    Well decorated with classic furniture and paintings, the Great Hall is just beautiful, with paintings on the ceiling and book cases full of books that I suppose are full of scientific literature.
    Save 30 minutes and definitely visit this attraction.
    Written October 22, 2015
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