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Favorite thing: If you enlarge these picture you will see an aerial view of the newest zone of Lisbon, the Nations Park (Parque das Nações: www.parquedasnacoes.pt), and the long Bridge (Ponte)Vasco da Gama. One interesting detail: the lamps all along the bridge are not vertical, they pend a litle bit on the road, so they don't perturb the fishs...
It is very pleasant to walk along these park in a sunny afternoon, or stay reading or simply loooking the Tagus river. Read the newspapper, drink some fresh drink, see some children and adult on theirs bike all the long the river side... The Bridge is the longest of Europe, 18 Km. In the Nations Park you have many others interesting things to do.
The Knowledge Pavilion - Centre of Live Science is an interactive Centre of Science and Technology achieved according to the new concepts of modern scientific museology.
It is aimed to be a lively space where the visitor is invited to participate in a permanent discovery becoming active on that process that leads to knowledge.
The Centre of Live Science occupies the entire space of the previous Knowledge of the Seas Pavilion designed by the architect Carrilho da Graça and that was one of the most significant architecture of Expo?98. The Centre of Living Science is now of the Ministry of Science and Technology responsibility.
This new space includes permanent exhibitions, conferences, debates and colloquiums.
Permanent exhibitions:
- ?The Unfinished House? (permanent)
Created by: Cité des Sciences et de l?Industrie de Paris
- ?See it, Do it, Lean it? (permanent)
Created by: Techniquest of Cardiff, U.K.
- 'Exploratorium' (permanent)
Created by: Exploratorium, S. Francisco, USA

Temporary Exhibitions:
- 'Live Mathematics' (up to 30 June 2002)
- 'Earth, a dynamic planet' (up to 30 June 2002)
- 'The Human Factor - Living Ergonomy' (up to 31 December 2002)

Besides the exhibitions, Knowledge Pavilion has also other areas (free access): Cib@rcafé, Mediateca, Bookshop and Shop.
An open and relaxed area equipped with 30 computers connected to the Internet and available free of charge to the most advanced cybernauts as well as to those who want o take their first steps on the Web.
The daily introductory sessions to the Internet are an important component of the activities that take place in this area of the Pavilion.
Mediateca (Media Library)
This area is specially geared to provide the visitors with elements for consultation, study and research in the most diverse areas of knowledge. With a wide range of information available in print form, CD-ROM, as well as multimedia equipment, it also features a workshop-space for the production of web-sites and for preparing individual or group work.
An area where visitors can purchase books, videos and CD-ROMs about science and technology.
A space for the sale of products that will stimulate the taste of young people for science, but even adults will not be able to resist them.

Camões in Another Dimension (Virtual Reality Pavilion)
This Pavilion has introduced a new entertainment concept to Portugal base on the latest technologies. Camões in Another Dimension is a unique adventure filled with amazing and timeless experiences that provide an extraordinary glimpse of an era within the history of the Portuguese discoveries.

Cable Car
The Cable car rides offers the widest and most spectacular view of Parque das Nações and the Tagus River, covering a distance of over 1-km.

Lots of Restaurants, and many, many more...

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  • Updated Aug 25, 2002
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