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“Chaotic school groups”

Pavilhao do Conhecimento- Ciencia Viva
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Ranked #34 of 422 things to do in Lisbon
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“Chaotic school groups”
Reviewed 25 April 2013

Good hands-on science, but go early or late on weekdays to avoid the chaos created by multiple school groups.

Dinosaur robots eerily realistic, a definite sense of being watched. But the most uncanny thing was realising that half the exhibits came from Techniquest in Wales, no wonder we were getting a sense of deja vu! Turns out when checking the website that pretty much all the exhibits in Lisbon are on loan from somewhere. Most things are explained in English (though not all), and some in Welsh!

But some excellent science once the groups have finally gone, especially the stuff on waves and optics - the aerial bicycle is a bit unnerving! Most importantly, our 12 yo enjoyed it.

Visited April 2013
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“10 out of 10!”
Reviewed 11 April 2013

We visited this due to a rainy morning and slightly bored 6 year old. It was the highlight of her trip to Lisbon and was high up their on ours. Yes its a Science Museum but its fully interactive so that rather than look and don't touch you can play with all the exhibits. There was a T-rex exhibition on while we were there also which was another big hit. There is a huge area just for kids where they can play to their hearts content be it making bubbles or working as a team to build a house(with a crane) or doing a spacewalk in a space suit. There is also an adults area but kids were welcome there too. It was fun to play with science stuff! We didn't try the 'bicycle' as our daughter wasn't tall enough and we weren't brave enough(and possibly too tall/heavy???). We spent a good 3 hours there(and the sun had come out by the time we were finished). Admission allows you multiple entries during the day so if you go early you can always do a return visit on the way back to your hotel!

Visited March 2013
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Reviewed 11 April 2013

FUN, thats perhaps the best word to describe it. visited the T-rex exposition with my 3 yr old and it was quite amazing how life like it was :) some kids actually thought they were real.
Although the T-rex expo is a temporary one, they also have other "floors" as they call it with different activities for kids of all ages.

overall truely enjoyed it and their gift shop is altually wuite impressive (must admit i actually have gone there before as a sos to get a birthday present). would suggest it in case you need something to do with the kids and dont have any ideas of what to do to entertain them.

Visited October 2012
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“Appealing to the youth and making science easy”
Reviewed 3 April 2013

It's one of the remains of 1998 World Expo in Lisbon, which main theme was dedicated to the study of the oceans. After closing, the Portuguese Government continued to use the building to attract the youth to the easy study of science and also discovering the sea mysteries, as a complement to the nearby Lisbon Oceanarium. There are on display a series of exbitions and events for students and people interested in learning about the latest developments of science overland and underwater. Quite a feast for visiting families with young promising genius.

Visited May 2012
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Reviewed 30 March 2013

It lets you touch and learn, practical and fun place to go on all ages.
Just check the subject they are addressing on the month you pretend to visit and expect to be amazed

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