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International Museum Day
Special programme
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Free entrace. Pick up your ticket on the day at the museum's ticket office.
MAAT Central
MAAT Central
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FG+SG Architecture Photography
18/05/2024 - 18/05/2024

International Museum Day takes place on 18 May. To mark this occasion, MAAT is offering a special programme that includes yoga, guided visits, and theatre, among other proposals.


International Museum Day is an initiative created by ICOM (International Council of Museums) to promote the role of museums in cultural exchange and development. This year's theme ‘Museums for Education and Research’ aims to emphasise the importance of museums as dynamic educational institutions that promote learning, discovery, and cultural understanding.


Entry to the museum and the activities are free, with the exception of Yoga aMAR and Night at the Museum.*


*Tickets must be collected from the museum's ticket office on the same day. Paid activities can be purchased online at the ticket office or at the museum.




  • 09.30 - Yoga aMAR. Waves of Tranquility
    Session with Isa Guitana for people over 12 and adults who are new to yoga or practicing yoga.  
    The session takes place in the exhibition Mar Adentro by Nicolas Floc'h (€25 per participant / MAAT member discount) 
  • 10.30 - Guided tour The Electricity Factory for children
    A visit to the Tejo Power Station for children aged 7 to 12, where they are invited to see the old factory where electricity was produced for the city of Lisbon in the 20th century.(Free) 
  • 11.30 - Science workshop: Solar Cars
    Can sunlight be turned into motion? The aim of this workshop is to build a solar-powered car and drive it in an exciting race. Children from 6 to 12 years. (Free)
  • 12.00 - Guided tour of the exhibition Energy. Perpetual Motion
    An exhibition that challenges the public to discover unforeseen beauty in archaeology and engineering. A dialog between objects from the collection of the National Archaeological Museum (MNA) and the EDP Foundation's Energy Heritage Collection. (Free)
  • 16.00 - Guided visit of the exhibition Hoje Soube-me a Pouco with curator Sérgio Mah
    As part of the celebrations for the 50th anniversary of the 25th of April 1974 (the Carnation Revolution), Hoje soube-me a pouco [today didn’t feel enough] brings together a group of artists and works that marked the period after the founding moment of Portuguese democracy. (Free)
  • 18.00 - Puppet show: Bonecos de Santo Aleixo
    A fusion between popular culture and erudite writing: these puppets manage to create an atmosphere that seems to date back centuries. With music, performed live with a Portuguese guitar. (Free)
  • 19.30 -  A night at the museum
    Can you imagine sleeping in a museum? Come and spend a night at the exhibition Nosso Barco Tambor Terra, a feast of colors, sounds and smells. For children from 7 to 13. (€85 per participant/25% discount MAAT card) 
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