Sintra Live Science Centre
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Discover the Live Science Centre, an engaging attraction nestled in the picturesque town of Sintra and occupying the former powerhouse and depot for the Sintra tram system. This dynamic venue offers an immersive journey into the fascinating realms of science and technology, captivating visitors of all ages.

Explore a diverse range of interactive exhibits, showcasing cutting-edge advancements in fields such as astronomy, physics, and biology. From hands-on experiments to captivating demonstrations, the Live Science Centre provides a stimulating environment for learning and discovery. The exhibits attempt to excite our senses with such displays as asking, which is scarier: a large hairy spider or a rollercoaster ride. Perhaps riding a bicycle on a wire five metres off the ground floats your boat? You can also find interactive displays outside powered by water and sunlight. Besides the museum, there's a cybercafe with free internet access and a science workshop.

Embark on a virtual tour of the cosmos in the state-of-the-art planetarium, where stunning visuals and informative narrations transport you to distant galaxies and celestial wonders. Delve into the mysteries of the natural world through engaging displays highlighting ecosystems, biodiversity, and environmental conservation.

Enhance your visit with educational workshops, engaging lectures, and special events hosted regularly at the centre. Whether you're a curious traveller or a science enthusiast, the Live Science Centre offers an enriching experience that is both entertaining and educational.

Located amidst the scenic beauty of Sintra, this innovative attraction promises an unforgettable adventure filled with wonder and enlightenment. Immerse yourself in the marvels of science at the Live Science Centre and unlock the secrets of the universe.


The Live Science Centre

The Live Science Centre

Tues-Fri: 10h00 – 18h00, Weekends 11h00 – 19h00
Mondays: CLOSED
Adult: €3.50, Consessionary: €2.50.

Contact Details
247 Estrada Nacional, Ribeira de Sintra, Portugal. | 38º 48' 08.3" N | 09° 23' 42.3" W
+351 219 247 730 |


From the train station turn left and at the Town Hall turn right onto Caminho Azenhas for 15-20 minutes.

Take the IC19 from Lisbon, IC30 from Mafra or EN9 turning off the A5 motorway to Cascais