Interactive Science Museum
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Interactive Science Museum (Pavilhão do Conhecimento)

Next to the Oceanarium in the Parque das Naçôes is the Pavilhão do Conhecimento, the Pavilion of Knowledge, Lisbon’s Interactive Science Museum. This immersive and creative science museum encourages knowledge and communicates technological and scientific culture. To accomplish this objective, various hands-on exhibitions and activities have been designed so that visitors can actively explore a variety of themes in a relaxing and fun atmosphere. The museum encourages learning through the medium of play and having fun. Many of the world's major scientific institutes contribute to thematic exhibitions, making this a rewarding experience for both adults and children. Both permanent and temporary exhibits are targeted at children from the age of four and over with a specific area specifically designed for younger children.


Pavilhão do Conhecimento

Pavilhão do Conhecimento - Exterior

The Pavilion of Knowledge - Ciência Viva Science Centre is housed in a building first used during the EXPO´98. It was one of the most emblematic thematic pavilions - Pavilhão do Conhecimento dos Mares [The Pavilion of Knowledge of the Seas]. During the Lisbon International Exhibit inside the building, visitors made a journey of exploration across the oceans in its history, technical and human perspective. A boat from the São Jacinto shipyards was exhibited in the central nave. The architect Architect Carrilho da Graça won the Grand Jury Prize 1999 FAD, in Barcelona for his design of the building. The exhibit inside was one of the most visited attractions in EXPO'98, with over two and a half million visitors.

It reopened to the public as the Pavilion of Knowledge - Ciência Viva Science Centre on 25 July 1999 and aims to be, in addition to other spaces in Parque das Nações, a centre of interest, a pole of attraction and a qualified partner for the promotion of Science and Technology Education in the Portuguese society. Over the years, several emblematic figures have visited the Pavilion of Knowledge - Ciência Viva Science Centre, such as António Guterres, Bill Clinton, Bill Gates, Gene Cernan, Heinz Fischer, Jorge Sampaio, José Sócrates and Manuel Paiva.
Adult: €9.00, Children: 3 – 6 €5.00, 7 – 17 €6.00, Under 2: Free

Contact Details
Parque das Nações - Alameda dos Oceanos, Lote 2.10.01, 1990-223 Lisbon, Portugal.
38° 45' 45.5" N | 09° 05' 45.7" W | +351 218 917 100 |  Website

Getting to the Lisbon’s science museum

CRIL or EN-10 Roads, Vasco da Gama Bridge, North/South direction 2nd Circular Road, Av. Marechal Gomes da Costa, Av. Infante D. Henrique
Oriente (East) Bus Station: 5, 10, 19, 21, 28, 50, 68, 81, 82, 85
Alfa Pendular and Intercity trains, inter-regional and regional trains (connections to the North and South of Portugal are available), and the Azambuja line (Lisbon-Azambuja)

Trains of Portugal Website
Orient Station on the Red Line
Pavilhão do Conhecimento

Pavilhão do Conhecimento - Interior