Party at the museum

Festa no Museu 2019

Instituto de Astrofísica e Ciências do Espaço (IA) will be present in the Party in Museu Nacional de História Natural e da Ciência, in Lisboa.

These will be the activities offered by IA for families:

Visions of light

Identify the names of the constellations and compare the Sun with other stars. Find the great number of stars that cannot be seen in cities. Participative activity using a pencil and coloured pencils.

With the stars between your fingers

Build a model of the distribution of the stars in some of the summer sky constellations and imagine their names if one could observe them from another viewpoint in the galaxy.

Approximate duration of 30 minutes.

Why Astronomy?

If you could investigate the Universe, what would you like to discover? How is Astronomy useful for society? Leave your answers in a collaborative panel. 

The full program can be seen on the website of Museu Nacional de História Natural e da Ciência.


Free entrance


Museu Nacional de História Natural e da Ciência
Rua da Escola Politécnica 56/58

How to get there

By Bus

58, 773 in front of the Museum
6, 9, 74, 720, 727 and 738 in Largo do Rato (300 m away)
92, 790 in Príncipe Real (200 m away)

By Metro

Estação do Rato (Yellow Line)

By Car

The Museum has no visitors parking and there are normally no parking spaces in front. 
We suggest parking in Rua da Escola Politécnica (in front of Procuradoria Geral da República) or in Rua do Salitre.