Ciencia Viva Lagos

Centro de Ciencia Viva Lagos

The Centro de Ciencia Viva Lagos is a fun science museum in Lagos on the Algarve aimed mainly at children.

The focus of the main exhibition ("From Astrolabe to GPS") is on Lagos' role as a major port in the Age of Discovery. The exhibition is hands-on and fun and incorporates robots, drones, and other high-tech items to appeal to young and old alike.

Centro de Ciencia Viva Lagos
Centro de Ciencia Viva Lagos

Communication was essential at sea and the exhibits feature astrolabes, ships' radios, and basic Morse code.

Other features about life at sea include ropes and knots, lighthouses and in the Boat Garden you can see model caravels in a tank.

Ciencia Viva Lagos
Fun science in Lagos


Access - Getting There

Rua Dr. Faria e Silva 34
Lagos
Portugal 8600-734
Tel: 282 770 000
www: lagos.cienciaviva.pt

Hours: 10 am -  6 pm

Admission: the center is free for kids under six with a small charge for older children and adults.

The center also holds regular workshops and field trips.

Steps leading to the museum
Interior of the Mercado Municipal with the staircase leading to the upper floors and the Ciencia Viva Lagos with tile panels by Xana

Nearby

The museum is located in the old town of Lagos close to the Mercado Municipal. From the spacious square in front of the museum, there are great views over to Lagos marina.

Lagos Station on the Algarve Line is just 600 meters away.

Centro de Ciencia Viva Lagos
Entrance

Lagos Marina
View of the marina

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