Schools

Ages: from pre-school to university
Durations: 60, 90 and 120 minutes (according to the chosen activity)
Prices for school groups (up to 28 participants): €30 / group
All activities are also available in English, provided this is requested when booking in advance.
Teachers have free entry to the museum for preparation of scheduled visits (by appointment).
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Educational tutorials for teachers
Energy – Sustainability – Art – Politics and many others

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 A collection of digital educational tutorials for teachers on themes linked to the Museum's exhibitions and the school's curriculum, thus proposing dialogues and follow-ups in preparation for and after the visit. The program will include customised text, image and video content, and suggested practical activities organised by the school cycle in a dynamic interactive format. 
These portfolios intend to be a tool for teachers and students, where creativity and problem-solving favour the forms of access to knowledge. With maat educational tutorials for teachers, experiment with active and innovative techniques, stimulate creativity and encourage collective work within your classroom. 

Exhibitions:
REHEARSAL FOR A COMMUNITY – Portrait of a collection under construction (take 1)
EDP Foundation Portuguese Art Collection 

Storytelling Meters 
EDP Foundation Energy Heritage Collection 

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School Visits

Guided tours to the temporary exhibitions
These tours give an overview of the maat's temporary exhibitions. Themed tours are offered to different audiences and participants are invited to engage with works of art and artists. For more information, please visit the Tours page of this website.
Booking required 

Virtual guided tours
A live online tour of the maat exhibitions with a museum educator. In this unique experience, various exhibited artworks and content will be highlighted in order to generate greater knowledge and interaction, inviting participants to play an active role during the visit.
All virtual visits will be held via Zoom. 
Each session is limited to a maximum of 28 people. 
Visits available on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 11.00–18.00.
Duration: 60 minutes
Booking required 

Geometry themed visit: Finding the Measure of Things
With Susana Anágua, José Santos, Fabrícia Valente, Hugo Barata, Jorge Catarino, and Patrícia Trindade
In Ancient Greece, scientists and mathematicians studied geometry in order to gain a better understanding of the world. Art also makes use of mathematics, in shape as well as in colour and materials. This tour will explore works of contemporary art seen through the logic of mathematics.
Duration: 60 minutes
Booking required 

Technology themed visit: Fuel to Art
With Susana Anágua, José Santos, and Jorge Catarino
In this tour through contemporary art, we will discuss the issues related to technology in its more technical and scientific involvement, in order to explore the relationship between the object of art and the scientific method versus the creative method, and Nature’s phenomena.
Duration: 60 minutes
Booking required 

Architecture-themed visit: Legible Spaces
With Fabrícia Valente and José Santos
An architectural visit to maat and Central Tejo, two Lisbon buildings with very striking and emblematic designs. The visit is designed to challenge people to view architecture as a dialogue on form, function, space, light and materials. The aim is to awaken visitors’ gaze, to reveal museum spaces that are usually off limits and to understand the complexity of a museum project behind the exhibition space.
Duration: 90 minutes
Booking required 

Guided Tour: Art and Nature
With Ana Manta
A themed tour through the museum's gardens, specially adapted to different groups and where participants are invited to enter into a dialogue with biodiversity and species coexistence in order to discover, interpret and enrich their relation with art and nature.
Duration: 60 minutes
Booking required 

Guided tour: Monumental Tour
Come and visit the factory which “lit up” Lisbon, the Central Tejo. Allow yourself to be surprised by a unique space which combines the history of past and present energy production and learn more about energy-related phenomena and environmental challenges during a very interactive tour!
Duration: 90 minutes
Booking required 

Guided tour: Secret Tour
We invite you to visit the areas in Central Tejo which are usually closed off to the public. Discover the different boiler levels, the rheostat room, the coal distribution conveyer belts, the mixing tower, the water-cooling tower, the tunnels and other power station secrets.
Duration: 120 minutes
Booking required 

Guided tour: Gardens and Permanent Art Installations
A tour through the EDP Foundation Campus gardens, which were designed by Lebanon-based landscape architect Vladimir Djurovic and which surround the Central Tejo Power Station and maat buildings.
Duration: 60 minutes
Booking required 

maat - A Museum for everyone
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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.
Booking required 

Long-term programmes for schools
Programmes focused on the thematic of the exhibitions or other subjects in relation and developed in a co-creation approach, where students take part in the thinking, the design and the implementation of the programme itself.  
Composed by guided tours, talks and workshops in a regularly basis with a goal of building a project that can be materialized in an object, video, forum, exhibition, etc.
First, Second and Third Cycle + Highschool (form 6–18 years old)
Booking required 

An architecture-themed tour: Accessible Spaces
Normally sighted and blind or visually impaired visitors
With José Santos
A visit that looks at the architecture of maat and it's intended to challenge people to view architecture as a dialogue on form, function, space and materials. The aim is to raise awareness and to reveal the museum spaces and their materials and models through the use of sound and touch, so that participants can understand the complexity of the museum project that lies behind what is visible.
Duration: 90 minutes
Booking required 

 

School Workshops

Ages: from pre-school to university
Prices for school groups (up to 28 participants):
Up to secondary school: €45 / group
All activities are also available in English, provided this is requested when booking in advance
Booking required 

Due to the pandemic large classes are divided into smaller groups.
Capacity: 9 participants (max. 10 including formal or informal caregivers)
 

Price for school groups (up to 28 participants): 45€ / group
All activities are also available in English, provided this is requested when booking in advance
Booking required

Due to the pandemic large classes are divided into smaller groups.
Capacity: 9 participants (max. 10 including formal or informal caregivers)
All materials, equipment and facilities are sanitised after use.

Science workshop: Toy Solar Cars
No driving licence? No problem! Can sunlight be transformed into movement? In this workshop, come and build a solar-powered car and drive it in a thrilling race. Who will make the best car and win the challenge? We dare you to try!
Duration: 60 minutes; Capacity: 5 people.
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!
Duration: 60 minutes; Capacity: 5 people.
Booking required

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
Duration: 60 minutes; Capacity: 5 people.
Booking required

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: 120 minutes
Booking required

Art workshop: Drawing with Motion
With Patrícia Trindade
We will not just look at an exhibition but participate in it — activating the artworks and the spaces at maat via little big challenges, individual and collective, in which we invite you to swap perspectives, creating an open drawing on which to sketch new memories in the museum space.
Ages: second and third cycles, and high school; adults and senior people groups. Also suitable for teachers (version with work dynamics and methodologies). Duaration: 120 minutes
Booking required

Art Tour and Workshop: A Museum For All
Special educational needs programme

With Hugo Barata and Joana Andrade
maat offers an integrated programme of creative activities designed for 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 component with the aim of finding personal answers and creating spaces of dialogue, experimentation and sharing, in the hope that therapeutic benefits can be achieved as a group and felt by each of the participants.
Duration:  60 to 90 min.    
Booking required

Technology workshop: Digital Transitions
With Humberto Neves
In a learning environment, young people are challenged to develop projects for a real context, creating digital transition solutions for non-profit social enterprises. Students will receive training on coding, robotics and IoT (Internet of Things) from a STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics) perspective.
Ages: third cycle and high school. Duration: 12 sessions with 120 minutes
Booking required

Workshop: Eco-Warriors 
Our actions, the way we live, our day-to-day decisions are also a way to trigger change worldwide. The maat is a museum that aims to spark the debate on climate and ecology issues. This is a workshop to think and talk about the preservation of our planet, discover our causes and take action. Facing challenges proposed in the different exhibitions of the Museum, we will activate our ideas through the visual arts. From 7 to 13 years old.
Ages: third cycle and high school. Duration:120 minutes. With Patrícia Trindade
also suitable for teachers: version with work dynamics and methologies.
Booking required

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!  
Ages: third cycle and high school. Duration: 12 sessions with 120 minutes
Booking required