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Museum of Tomorrow

Museum of Tomorrow

Museo do Amanha (Museum of Tomorrow) is a science museum, opened in the end of 2015. It is located in Praca Maua square, in the Centro neighborhood of Rio, being a part of the renovation project of Rio de Janeiro’s port area. The museum was designed by Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava. Museum of Tomorrow is a combination of science and art.

The main exposition consists of five large themes: Cosmos, Earth, Anthropocene, Tomorrow and Us. Anthropocene is the most recent era, when human activity started to have a huge impact on our planet's climate, atmosphere, ecosystems etc. “As protagonists of these new times, it is for us to decide: what paths will the Anthropocene follow from now on?” Museo do Amanha is a museum of questions. “What will the future we create look like? What is the role of each of us in the building of Tomorrow? “

Museum of Tomorrow explores major trends for the next five decades: climate change, change of biodiversity, population growth and longevity, integration and differentiation of cultures, advancement of technology and expansion of knowledge. The museum uses many audiovisual installations and games to interact with its visitors.

In addition to depicting environmental problems, the museum also gives you valuable information about the history of the earth, the space, the laws of physics etc – about many things we used to learn at school, but have forgotten. Now it's time to remember and start contributing for a better future.

Tips for Museo do Amanha

  • The museum has very long ticket lines, especially during the weekends and bank holidays. It is possible to buy your ticket online, to save time.
  • You will receive a plastic card as your ticket. Register your card in special machines, that are placed all around the museum. The card will keep track what you have seen and show you information that you do not know yet. It will make your museum experience even better.
  • The main attraction, a sphere that features almost 360-degree video experience about how life on earth started, has usually a separate line already inside the museum (can take 45 minutes or more). You decide if you want to wait yet another line to see it, or not.
  • Almost all Rio's museums are closed on Mondays. On Tuesdays many museums offer free entrance. Check the museum's website for exact information.

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Quick facts

Type: museum
Touristic: yes
Getting there: easy
Minimal transport: metro + walk
Cost: cheap
Website: www.museudoamanha.org.br
Other names: Museu do Amanhã, Museum of Tomorrow
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