Programmes for kids

Capacity: max. 15 kids
Price: €7 / kid
Booking required.

Science workshop: Don’t Wake the Dragon


A sleeping dragon awaits your visit. Will you manage to walk past him without waking him up? In this workshop, come play and learn about electrical energy. Using wires, screws and screwdrivers, you will get to build a simple electric circuit. Then you will test it in a challenge of skill and concentration to avoid waking up the dragon!

  • Every Sunday: 11.30–12.30. Tickets

Science workshop: The Magic of Electromagnets


What is an electromagnet? Is it a magic trick? Or does it have a scientific explanation?Find out what an electromagnet is, how it is built and what's useful for. At the end of the activity, your knowledge is tested in a very fun game.

  • Every Sunday: 16.00–17.00. Tickets

Science workshop: How strong is a balloon?


Can you believe a balloon has the energy to drive a car? Come and learn how to build a car with common materials and you'll see how much power a simple balloon can have.

Science workshop: Who knows mechanics?


This is a workshop that requires skill, attention to detail and teamwork. In the museum, the group is challenged to discover and solve a mechanical breakdown in order to get a car running. This activity includes a visit to the Power Station Circuit, which shows the history of the Central Tejo.
Duration: 90 minutes
Admission: €12 / person. 

Climate Urgency workshop for kids:
Fossils of the Future 


Palaeontologists are scientists who study fossils. 
Fossils are records of living creatures who lived on Earth millions of years ago and were preserved in the soil. Fossils are very important because they allow us to understand what life was like in the past and to discover species that are already extinct. 
In this workshop, we are going to be the palaeontologists of the future. In other words, we are going to travel millions of years into the future to analyse the remains of an invasive species that lived in the “Plastocene”, or the plastic era (the era we now live in).  
Using clay and plaster, we are going to create fossils of Plasticus maritimus and discover more about this species. 

With Ana Pego 
Partnership maat and Novo Verde/ERP Portugal  

Dates: 02/05/2021, 11.00. 29/05/2021, 26/06/2021, 04/09/2021, 16.00.
Audience: + 6 years  
Duration: 120 minutes 
Capacity: max. 10 participants 
Admission: Free with museum ticket 

Workshop Discovering maat : A Collection and its Community! 

On this adventure, you will find a collection under construction! You will discover over one hundred artworks by Portuguese artists – drawings, paintings, sculptures, videos and more… Every piece is original and absolutely unique! You will have to use your imagination, intuition, hands and feet to find the clues and to overcome the challenges and puzzles that the artists have set for you. Prepare to enter a surprising world of experiences and sensations!  

With José Santos
On the third Sunday of every month,11.00  
Ages: 4–8  
Duration: 120 minutes 

#museumforall — A Museum for Everyone  
Special educational needs programme  


maat offers an integrated programme of creative activities aimed at people with physical and/or mental disabilities. Using the exhibitions on show as a starting point, these creative activities explore both the museum space and the workshop aspect, with the purpose of finding personal answers and creating spaces for dialogue, experimentation and sharing, in the hope that therapeutic benefits can be achieved as a group and felt by each of the participants.

Atlas of Self  
Starting from the transversality of languages and the creative universes of contemporary artists, this tour-workshop challenges participants to explore the maat environments. Using different artistic expressions, from drawing to painting, from photography to video, from body expression to artistic installation. 
The set of actions to be taken may vary according to the specific characteristics of the public, also focused on mixed classes, included in integrated education. 

Party maat Kids


Fun and educational creativity workshops where participants are invited to explore the museum's exhibitions and engage in an activity that ends with a party.

Anniversary: Checkmaat
With Patrícia Trindade
Checkmate is a final move in a game of chess, but here it is just the start of a really fun party! On this giant board full of special houses, you and your friends are the key pieces! You can be king, queen, rook, bishop, knight or pawn because there is room for many more than just two players! Move after move you have to overcome a range of challenges to be the one celebrating at the end. Who will checkmate who? Come and find out!
Ages: 7–13 years old. Admission: €10 / person (birthday kid doesn’t pay). Duration: 180 minutes

Anniversary: Drawing Outside The Box
With Patrícia Trindade
Do you like to draw? You and your friends are going to design this party! Release your hands, let your pencil fly and draw inside the museum. We are going to challenge ourselves to draw “outside the box” – to look at what is around us in new ways. Venture into the museum with your friends at this party designed especially for you!
Ages: 7–13 years old. Admission: €10 / person (birthday kid doesn’t pay). Duration: 180 minutes

Anniversary: maat to Discover
With José Santos, Susana Anágua, and Patrícia Trindade
Invite all your friends to embark on a true adventure to discover the museum. To find old and new worlds, filled of “things” to explore! Come and participate in this peddy-paper and solve all its mysteries and challenges… to find where your party is! In the end, create a big map of this journey of adventures in the museum with the help of all your guests.
Ages: 4–8 years old. Admission: €10 / person (birthday kid doesn’t pay). Duration: 180 minutes