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):
Up to secondary school: €30 / group
University: €45 / group
All activities are also available in English, provided this is requested when booking in advance

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

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.

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Geometry themed visit: Finding the Measure of Things
With Susana Anágua, Renato 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

Technology themed visit: Fuel to Art
With Susana Anágua, Renato 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

Architecture-themed visit: Legible Spaces
With Fabrícia Valente and Renato 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

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

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

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

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

Tour-workshop: Mapping Myself
With Hugo Barata and Joana Andrade
These tour-workshops explore the intersecting languages and creative universes of contemporary artists to invite participants to explore maat's facilities, examining various disciplines from drawing to painting, photography, video, corporal expression and art installation. Activities in the workshop may vary according to the needs of each group and are also adapted to mixed-age and inclusive education groups.
Duration: 60 minutes

An architecture-themed tour: Accessible Spaces
Normally sighted and blind or visually impaired visitors
With Renato 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

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

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

Preço para grupos escolares (até 28 elementos): 45€ / grupo
Todas as atividades estão disponíveis em inglês, mediante pré-marcação


Devido à pandemia as turmas serão divididas em grupos menores
Lotação: máx. 9 pessoas (máx. 10 incluindo cuidadores formais ou informais)
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

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

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

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

Art workshop: Communicating Colour
With Diana Alves, Mariana Scarpa, Renata Costa, and Sara Coelho
Have you noticed the way colours around you communicate with you? What does it mean? What if we only saw the world in black and white? Through works of contemporary art being exhibited and the symbology of colour, we will create new pieces and explore artistic techniques such as photography, drawing, and painting.
Idades: 12–15 years old (third cicly); 16–18 years old (high school). Duration: 120 minutes

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

Visita-oficina: Atlas do Eu
Com Hugo Barata e Joana Andrade
Partindo da transversalidade de linguagens e dos universos criativos dos artistas contemporâneos, esta visita-oficina desafiam os participantes a conhecer melhor os espaços do maat. Utilizando no terreno diferentes expressões artísticas, do desenho à pintura, da fotografia ao vídeo, da expressão corporal à instalação artística. O conjunto de ações a realizar pode variar de acordo com as características específicas de público, e focam-se também em turmas mistas, incluídas no ensino integrado.
Duration: 60 minutes

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 from a STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics) perspective.
Ages: third cycle and high school. Duration: 12 sessions with 120 minutes