Ciência Viva Centres

The Ciência Viva - Agência Nacional para a Cultura Científica e Tecnológica was created in 1996 to promote the scientific and technological culture in Portuguese society, with special emphasis on the younger sections of the population.

One of its areas of operation is the National Network of Ciência Viva Centres. These Centres are interactive spaces for promoting science and technology and serve as platforms for regional development - scientific, cultural and economic.

In the Algarve there are 3 Ciência Viva Centres, that are located in the cities of Faro, Lagos and Tavira and the University of Algarve is the founding institution.