Centro Ciência Viva do Algarve

Traveling with children? They’ll love the Algarve Live Science Center. This engaging activities center is geared towards promoting technological and scientific awareness in a fun-filled way. Kids can take part in easy-to-play interactive games and experiments like getting to grips with the earthquake simulator and climbing up into an observatory for a voyage around the universe. One of the aquariums has a touch pool representing the nearby Ria Formosa.

Elsewhere, there is a gallery dedicated to the senses and another explains the phenomena of light. Outside, a garden with greenhouse has been designed to highlight renewable energy solutions, and there’s a play park for tots. Supervised by an enthusiastic (and patient) staff of qualified teachers, most of whom speak several languages including English, youngsters will be kept amused for hours, finding out more about physics and the environment in an engrossing and highly original manner. Oh, and parents can learn a thing or two as well.