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 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.
Benefits on Intercidades, Regional and InterRegional
Journeys to the stations nearest to the Ciência Viva Centre you want to visit. The discount is applied at the moment you purchase the return ticket, upon presenting the Ciência Viva Circuit Card and a personal identification document.
On the homeward journey, you must present the transport ticket stamped – at the time of the visit – by the Ciência Viva Centre, or hold an admission ticket with dates after the outward journey and prior to the homeward ticket or on the same days of the tickets.
Customers who, on their homeward journey, do not present proof of visit to the Ciência Viva Centres, the Circuitos Ciência Viva physical or digital card and personal identification document, shall be considered passengers without a ticket and shall be subject to the penalties established by law.
Refunded and reissued only for the period during which the discount is valid, in accordance with the regulations.
Discount on group journeys, on the price resulting from the application of the age discount (children, youth, and senior) on return journeys to the station nearest to the Ciência Viva Centre you want to visit.
Benefits on the Lisbon Urban Trains
Benefits on the Oporto Urban Trains
These discounts cannot be used together with other discounts or special offers.
Access benefits to the Ciência Viva Centres
Upon presenting the 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)