Sintra Live Science Centre

The Live Science Centre is located in Ribeira de Sintra in the former tram depot. The human body, water and circus arts are the three themes covered by the interactive exhibitions at the Live Science Centre

The exhibitions also extend outdoors where you can find interactive displays driven by water from a tank and sunlight. Discovering what is most disturbing; a hairy spider or a wild roller coaster; riding a bike on a wire suspended five metres above ground level and trying to fool your mind; these are some of the challenges visitors can take on.

In addition to the exhibitions there is also a cybercafé with free internet access and a laboratory which sets a number of challenges: What is in the air that we breathe? What will an ant look like under a magnifying glass? The answers will be revealed via experiments carried out by the visiting public. Located next to the eastern façade, above an existing tank and separate from the old building, a new centre has opened which houses all the water displays. The Cyber Café and its kitchen, the support laboratory for the water-themed area and the administrative and management offices are all located within this centre.


Centro de Ciência Viva de Sintra (Sintra Live Science Centre)
Estrada Nacional no. 247,
Former Tram Depot at Ribeira de Sintra
Tel: +351219 247 730
Fax: +351219 247 739
Web Site:

Opening times: 
Tuesday to Friday: 10:00 - 18:00

Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays: 11:00 - 19:00
Closing days: Mondays and 1 January, 24, 25 and 31 December.

Entrance fees:


Resources and Services

Guided Tours
Toilet facilities
Car Park

Entertainment Activities

Interactive exhibitions.
Reservation recommended

Getting there

From Sintra train station - Nº 403 bus Scotturb network (Cascais/Cabo da Roca);

From Portela de Sintra train station - Nº 441 bus, Scotturb network (Fontanelas/Azenhas do Mar).

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