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“Great place. Some great and some weird people.”

Viva de Lagos Science Centre
Ranked #24 of 83 things to do in Lagos
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 6 November 2013

Enough to keep you and kids occupied for a couple of hours. Well thought out exhibits but not all working. Slight impression of an employment scheme as plenty of staff available to demonstrate and explain; but (and it maybe because into such things as sailing and navigation) not much depth. Completely weird Woman patrolling lower area of ship and associated tools. Fixated on no playing, splashing and, basically, no fun?! She explained that if children get wet then bad things happen? We explained we had lots of rain but it cut no ice. The contrast in attitude between her and apparent ethos of place could not have been more stark. Ignoring her, great place and we went back again. Superb submarine simulation for 3-7 years old. Sadly, I crashed the thing.

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Reviewed 10 August 2013

The science museum in Lagos is a great (and inexpensive) way to spend an hour of so with kids. We were looking for an alternative to beach and pool so visited the museum during our holiday last week. The exhibits are a mixture of simple hands on fun and more complicated concepts for older kids. The staff were very friendly and really tried to engage our children, taking time to explain the things they were looking at. There's also a mix of indoor and outdoor things to do. Our kids particularly liked the submarine and the lighthouse.

Well worth a visit - only 6 euros for a family of 4.

3  Thank tinabiscuit
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Reviewed 28 July 2013

We went after seeing reviews on Tripadvisor and this place sits on the third floor above the fish market. It was very cheap to get in (6 Euros for a family of four) and there were plenty of staff on hand to show the kids what to do with any of the exhibits if they needed it.

We loved the indoor attractions (submarine etc) but most of all the kids love the rooftop outdoor areas (lighthouse and pirate ship). Everything in the place is an interactive playground and the kids learn without realising.

We went twice and found even more the second time around.

Just go.... its fab and breaks up a day nicely for a couple of hours out of the heat....or if its cloudy.

I have to add the staff were great. They spent ages with our kids and were really knowledgeable and enthusiastic.

1  Thank RAS73Leeds
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Reviewed 18 July 2013

Great to give the kids a break from the pool and the get to learn something also.
Great tour exercises the mind with puzzles and lot of information.
Make sure you go it's up over the fish market just get the lift.

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Reviewed 23 April 2013

Took a visit to this attraction in March 2013 on a dull coldish day. For 4E ( 2 adults and one child - £3.60 all in) we had a guided tour of all the exhibits and was shown in great detail how to complete each task. The guides never left our side, all spoke english. There are interactive tasks for youngsters to complete, A lighthouse with a slide, A see saw and a pirate Ship complete with treasure.

great value, great staff

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