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Centro Ciencia Viva do Algarve

Open Now: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Open today: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
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great for children and curious adults

This is a little faded and some of the exhibits were shut. However, The entrance fee is really low... read more

Reviewed March 15, 2018
Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
Hands on science centre

A good place to spend a couple of hours, some very interesting exhibits that you can play with, so... read more

Reviewed August 21, 2017
Alasdair Y
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“touch pool”(5 reviews)
“From Stars to Stars” is the central topic of the permanent exhibition at the Algarve Ciencia Viva Science Centre, where the visitor is taken through a journey beginning with the galactic stars and our planet, and ending in the Ria Formosa Lagoonal...more
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Rua Comandante Francisco Manuel s/n, Faro 8000-250, Portugal
+351 289 890 920
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Reviewed March 15, 2018

This is a little faded and some of the exhibits were shut. However, The entrance fee is really low so I thought they were doing well. They have informative English speaking guides who are keen to show off the exhibits which are mostly hands on....More

1  Thank drach56
Reviewed February 18, 2018 via mobile

What a great way to spend a few hours, the kids where thrilled and had a blast ( isn’t that all that matters!) the adults had a fun time too! Really a cute place

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Reviewed February 17, 2018

We were looking for something to do before catching our flight home from Faro and found the museums website. We only had a short time available and wish we had more as we could have easily spent more time there. It was only 8 euros...More

1  Thank Kirsty M
Reviewed January 10, 2018 via mobile

Brought my 5 year old and 7 year old. They both loved it. Only cost €8 for all 4 of us. Loafs to do and see. The guide was brilliant and taught is loads. Well worth checking out

1  Thank James R
Reviewed September 5, 2017

This is a lovely science, hands-on place. This is interesting for both children and adults. It is a very good place to spend a couple of hours hiding from the early afternoon sun. The displays are very interesting (our 9-year-old child loved the "hands on"...More

1  Thank LiliFeb2008
Reviewed August 21, 2017 via mobile

A good place to spend a couple of hours, some very interesting exhibits that you can play with, so great for the kids but also interesting for the adults. Some of the exhibits were not working, but that's to be expected when kids play with...More

1  Thank Alasdair Y
Reviewed July 22, 2017

A tiny and shabby science centre not worth the visit. The exhibits look like 40 years old and some of them are even broken. Only positive point is the friendly staff.

Thank CristinaOlivotto
Reviewed May 4, 2017 via mobile

This small centre was full of schoolchildren when we visited and it is an excellent way of teaching science. Many examples of well explained and active models of natural phenomena, earthquakes, tides, astronomy-all of them and many more in this well themed attraction.

2  Thank John R
Reviewed March 11, 2017

A small but interesting interactive hands-on science museum suitable particularly for families but with a space for temporary exhibitions which can be more demanding. A hands-on aquarium contains marine species from the local reserve (Parque Ria Formosa), and outside there's a great view over the...More

2  Thank Veeined
Reviewed December 22, 2016

I was in Faro to explore the Algarve and met two men at my Hostel who told me about this attraction. It is small, but the staff was very helpful and informative. Many hands on exhibits, some for smaller children all the way up to...More

2  Thank Dave C
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Emma L
April 30, 2017|
Response from Luis G |
Good afternoon, Tomorrow is the 1st may and its a national holiday so we will be closed. Nevertheless Monday's it's the day we close to the public. We are open from tuesday to sunday from 10am to 5pm. Thank you for the... More