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Pavilion of Knowledge - Ciência Viva Science Centre produces innovative, exciting, and high quality science and technology travelling exhibitions that have been attracting and engaging more than 2 million visitors. Developed in close collaboration with researchers and the scientific community, our exhibitions have been inspiring a diverse range of audiences, from little explorers to experienced researchers.

Pavilion of Knowledge - Ciência Viva Science Centre develops and produces exciting, high quality travelling exhibitions with the support of a scientific committee of experts from different fields. These interactive exhibitions are aimed for all who enjoy exploring and discovering and are accessible to people with special needs.

Our travelling exhibitions and exhibits, as well as our consulting services, can be hired all around the world. They have an ingenious design with traveling in mind. Exhibits are easily be re-arranged and assembled, adapt to different spaces and are fully equipped. Our convenient renting packages combine exhibition installation, maintenance, dismantling as well as marketing support and educational kits for distinct ages. We usually operate in three languages simultaneously.

Have a look at the exhibitions and what we have to offer:


Knowledge is our greatest ally, especially now that the world is facing a pandemic and a disinformation crisis.

What is contagion? How to control an epidemic? Why is it so important to wash your hands? To help to answer these and other questions, the Pavilion of Knowledge - Ciência Viva Science Centre produced the interactive exhibition VIRAL. This exhibition will contribute to clarify and inform the population about the contagion phenomenon, as a way to promote health literacy in citizens. Through 24 interactive exhibits, visitors explore contagion through its phenomena of biology, epidemiology and public health, the science of networks, psychology, and the social sciences, questioning the impact of this phenomenon on our lives. VIRAL was already seen by more than 1 000 000 visitors. Book it now. The exhibition was considered by the Exploratorium of San Francisco and the Center for Advancement of Informal Science Education (CAISE) as one of the most notable exhibitions of 2016.


Science is everywhere. But, can it be found in the fantastic imaginary of fairy tales? In the enchanted forest, in Hansel and Gretel´s chocolate house or in a beanstalk that grows endlessly until it touches the nose of a giant? ONCE UPON A TIME is an interactive exhibition of science and technology, which focuses on ten children's stories and challenges visitors with more than 30 interactive exhibits. The exhibition exploits phenomena and concepts of social and natural sciences such as Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Geology and Biology. This exhibition is for all those who have read, heard or dreamt of fairy tales.


For more than 2 billion people, the act of opening a tap and having drinking water is an impossible wish. But it is one that can come true.

WATER – UNFILTERED EXHIBITION gives voice to the basic right to clean water. In an appealing and positive tone, the exhibition looks towards the future and explores how science and technology, knowledge and imagination are key to tackle and fight water waste. Through 29 exhibits visitors are engaged to make a journey through the availability and use of water on our planet and to take action, committing themselves to a future with water for all.

Viral - The Exhibition (English version)

For enquiries

You can contact us at equipaexpositiva@cienciaviva.pt

Pavilhão do Conhecimento - Ciência Viva Science Centre

Located in Lisboa, by the Tagus river, Pavilion of Knowledge – Ciência Viva Science Centre is an interactive science and technology museum. It is an integral part of the Ciência Viva Centres Network and serves as both the driving force and resource centre for this network.

Since we first opened doors in 1999, we aim to inspire and mobilize those who visit us in exploring the world through science and technology.

Throughout more than 3000 m2 and hundreds of interactive and unforgettable exhibits, our visitors can enjoy and depict the meaning and power of science. In addition to exciting, high quality exhibitions in a wide range of topics, we develop professional programs for educators and educational activities that spark curiosity, creativity and critical thinking among our visitors, develop their foundational skills and contribute towards an empowerment of citizenship based on scientific knowledge.

Curious? Come and visit us.

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