Enjoy a 4-hour guided tour of the Museum of Tomorrow in Rio de Janeiro. This fascinating space is devoted to exploring the possibilities of a sustainable future through interactive artifacts that bring science, art, technology and culture together.
What to Expect
The museum is housed in a magnificent spaceship-like building that is set to become the centerpiece of a larger regeneration project in the Porto Maravilha neighborhood. The building’s most eye-catching element is the large cantilevered roof that juts diagonally into the sky.
Designed by Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava, who has created iconic buildings such as the Athens 2004 Olympic Stadium, the Museum of Tomorrow includes sustainable design initiatives and incorporates natural energy and light sources, such as solar panels to supply power to the building, and water from the bay to regulate its internal temperature.
The museum comprises 5,000 square meters of temporary and permanent exhibition space that includes a 400-seat auditorium, as well as a 7,600-square-meter plaza wrapping around the structure and extending along the dock. The overhanging roof is 75 meters in length and 10 meters high, and is capped with solar panels that move to follow the position of the sun. The roof is supported by curving white ribs, and a half-circle window tops the entrance.
Exhibits address a range of issues including population growth and increased life expectancy, consumption patterns, climate change, genetic engineering and bioethics, the distribution of wealth, technological advances and changes in biodiversity.
- Hotel pick-up and drop off
- Entrance fees
- Professional guide
What's Not Included
- Food and drinks
- DVD (available for purchase)