The Ciência Viva centres promote scientific and technological knowledge through hands-on experiments. Its mission is to attract kinds and young people to look at science through a critical eye on the world and society so they can become an active participant in its future.
CP Services: Alfa Pendular | Intercidades | Regional and InterRegional | Oporto urban trains
See the nearest station to the Ciência Viva centre you want to visit:
Oporto planetarium: from Oporto Campanhã o São Bento stations we recommend the Metro to Casa da Música and then walk (25 minutes).
Guimarães Ciência Viva centre: Guimarães station is about 10 minutes away.
Coimbra Ciência Viva centre: Coimbra(cidade) station is about 15 minutes away on foot or you can catch the municipal bus number 18 (SMTUC).
Constância Ciência Viva centre*: Praia do Ribatejo station
Lousal Ciência Viva centre**: Lousal station
Lagos Ciência Viva centre: Lagos station is 5 to 10 minutes away on foot.
Tavira Ciência Viva centre: Tavira station is about 20 minutes away on foot.
Aveiro Ciência Viva centre: Aveiro station is about 20 minutes away on foot.
Algarve Ciência Viva centre: Faro station is about 10 minutes away on foot.
*Only for individual clients/families (5 maximum), holders of Ciência Viva Circuit Card who have booked the visit in advance with the centre. The Constância centre has a 5-seat van for the visit agreed in advance by the visitors and the centre.
** Only for school groups or non-school groups with a minimum of 10 people.
Benefits on Alfa Pendular, Intercidades, Regional and InterRegional
30% off return journeys on Intercidades, Regional or InterRegional train tickets to the station nearest the Ciência Viva centre between three days before and three days after the visit. The discount is attributed to the return ticket if you show your Ciência Viva circuit card, citizen's card and outward ticket duly stamped by the Ciência Viva centre or a valid Ciência Viva admission ticket.
Benefits on Oporto urban trains
Free visit to 2 adults for every 30 minors in the group.
Access benefits to the Ciência Viva centres
Upon presentation of your Alfa Pendular, Intercidades, Regional or InterRegional ticket:
Upon presentation of your Oporto urban train ticket:
Alfa Pendular, Intercidades, Regional and InterRegional
Available from CP ticket offices or on board the train if you cannot buy a ticket at the station where you got on. All ticket payments on board the train must be made in cash.
Oporto urban trains
Must be booked in advance with the groups service (see information and bookings)
Email: gruposLC-RG@cp.pt (Business days from 9:00 to 12:30 and 14:00 to 18:00)
Telephone: 221 052 482 (Business days 9:30 to 13:00 and 14:30 to 17h30)
Bookings for the Fábrica Centro Ciência Viva (Aveiro)
Telephone: 234 427 053 (Business days from 10:00 to 13:00 and 14h00 to 18h00)