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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 little science museum

Fantastic little science museum with lots of hands on experiments to try. We went on an overcast... read more

Reviewed November 6, 2018
Preston, United Kingdom
Very nice

Very interesting, not only for kids - go there if the weather is not so good :) Lot to discover... read more

Reviewed October 20, 2018
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“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
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Reviewed November 6, 2018

Fantastic little science museum with lots of hands on experiments to try. We went on an overcast day and It was fun to spend a few hours there. A lady called Vanessa showed us round and got my son thinking about how science works and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank FionaandPhil
Reviewed October 20, 2018 via mobile

Very interesting, not only for kids - go there if the weather is not so good :) Lot to discover ! 8€/adult, from 4€ per kid (under 4: free)

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank herodontic
Reviewed October 6, 2018

Interesting and fun! Great for children and also for adults! Especially the spider world is to recommend.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Stefanie K
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

Date of experience: March 2018
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

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Kriegergirl13
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

Date of experience: February 2018
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

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank jimmy4k
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

Date of experience: August 2017
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

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank 615alasdairy
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.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank CristinaOlivotto
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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