Within the privileged context of the historic and industrial heritage of the Tejo Power Station - the “factory” that illuminated the Lisbon region at the beginning of the 20th century and which today stands as a museum of science and technology – the Science Education Service develops programs adapted to various audiences, which aim to drive curiosity and the desire to understand the world around us.
Visits to this historic heritage come to life when they are accompanied by experimental demonstrations that invite the visitor to follow the journey that, from discovery to discovery, enabled the industrial production of electric power.
Workshops suited to family or school groups reveal some of the mysteries that technologies introduced into our lives. A variety of activities designed for school groups, from primary school to university, allows students to build devices, applying the phenomena of physics and stimulating the desire to research them.
The Education Service develops specific programs for the school public that address the curricular contents of various teaching levels, from preschool to university. This relationship with the school community also includes the joint development and implementation of scientific projects that are in line with the curricular plan and the museum’s subject matter.
More than 40 thousand students and teachers participate every year in field trips to the Power Station, making this science museum one of the most visited in the country by school audiences.