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 | Porto urban trains
See the nearest station to the Ciência Viva Centre you want to visit:
Oporto Planetarium: from Oporto Campanhã or the São Bento Station, we recommend the Metro to 'Casa da Música' and then walk all the way to the Planetarium (25 minutes).
Casa da Ciência Planetarium – Braga Ciência Viva Centre: Braga Station.
Guimarães Ciência Viva Centre: Guimarães Station is about 8 minutes away on foot.
Vila do Conde Ciência Viva Centre: Oporto Station (Campanhã and São Bento)
Côa Museum – Ciência Viva Centre: Pocinho Station.
Fábrica – Aveiro Ciência Viva Centre: Aveiro Station is about 20 minutes away on foot.
Exploratório – Coimbra Ciência Viva Centre: the Coimbra Station (cidade) is 16 minutes away on foot. You can also use municipal bus no. 18 (SMTUC).
Constância Ciência Viva Centre: Praia do Ribatejo Station.
Lousal Ciência Viva Centre*: Lousal Station.
Lagos Ciência Viva Centre: Lagos Station is about 7 minutes away on foot.
Tavira Ciência Viva Centre: Tavira Station is about 18 minutes away on foot.
Algarve in Faro Ciência Viva Centre: Faro Station is about 12 minutes away on foot.
* Only for school groups or scouts with a minimum of 10 people.
Note: On group journeys to the Ciência Viva Centres of Constância and Lousal, it may be necessary to make an additional stop of the Intercidades service in such towns.
Intercidades, regional and interregional advantages
5% off* group travel
20% off* the return tickets of the adults accompanying the groups.
* Not applicable in the following cases:
30% off individual return journeys* for holders of "CIÊNCIA VIVA CIRCUITS CARD."
*Exception: on the journey from Faro to Olhão, CP offers a 30% discount on one-way journeys. The proof of entitlement to the discount is made upon presentation of the CIÊNCIA VIVA CIRCUITS CARD and the Faro/Algarve Ciência Viva Centre admission ticket, valid for the day intended for the train journey.
For the remaining services, groups and age groups, discounts will be applied according to the day and train chosen.
Benefits on Lisbon Urban Trains
Special price of €2 per person, return, for groups with a minimum of 15 passengers.
Benefits on Porto Urban Trains
Special price of €2 per person, return, for groups with a minimum of 10 clients.
Discounts are not cumulative with other discounts or promotions.
Benefits on access to Ciência Viva Centres
Upon presentation of an Intercidades, Regional and InterRegional ticket:
Intercidades, Regional and InterRegional
On sale from the CP ticket offices or on board only if the station ticket office is not available. The payment on board can only be made in cash.
Lisbon and Oporto Urban Trains
Must be booked in advance with the group service (see information and booking)