Estremoz Science center. An introduction to geology

Estremoz Science center. An introduction to geology 1

This time we took our young one to a science center. Even though he is not old enough to acutally learn these things he sure enjoyed the experiments and the hands on approuch of the center, having a real size Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton sure helped with the tour.
The topic of this center is geology and by the end of the day our son had a new favorite – Volcanos.

Centro Ciência Viva de Estremoz is located in the city of Estremoz, Alentejo, Portugal.

Installed in the former Convent of the Maltezas, it is a museological space, part of the network of Centros

Ciência Viva.

This space privileges the interactivity between the visitors and the permanent exhibition, which is dedicated to the planet Earth and its geological evolution.

The project is a partnership between the City Council of Estremoz, the Ministry of Science, Technology and Higher Education, the University of Évora, the Regional Directorate of Education of Alentejo and the Living Science / National Agency for Scientific and Technological Culture.

Who coordinates the daily activities of the Center is the Research Laboratory of Industrial and Ornamental Rocks, a research unit of the University of Évora, with headquarters in the Pole of Estremoz.

Inaugurated on May 26, 2005, the Center has been integrated into the Museum Network of the Municipality of Estremoz since 2006, being a founding member of the same.