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Brasilia will have a museum that brings together art, science and technology

Brasília will have a new museum starting on the 30th. The space will have a differentiated proposal for uniting art, science and technology, connected to a fully interactive environment. The idea, according to the organizers, is “to share knowledge in a playful way, playing at learning within a true knowledge factory”.Brasilia will have a museum that brings together art, science and technology

The expectation is that the museum – an initiative of the Social Service for Industry (Sesi) and the National Service for Industrial Learning (Senai) – annually receives around 350,000 visitors, in addition to 85,000 students and 3,000 professors who will be able to participate in courses, visit the four exhibition galleries and participate in workshops, courses, cultural activities and film sessions.

Sesi Lab will operate in the central area of ​​Brasília, in the former Touring Club Building, located near the Plano Piloto bus station. “Per year, there will be around 300 workshops maker and biomaker [espaços de aprendizagem que têm como protagonistas os estudantes]120 cultural actions and ten editions of night sessions aimed especially at the public over 18 years old”, as informed by the National Confederation of Industry (CNI).

Designed by the architect Oscar Niemeyer at the time Brasília was built, the building has a constructed area of ​​almost 8 thousand square meters, where there will be exhibition, creative and makerinterdisciplinary rooms, an 84 square meter LED panel, café and concept store.

Sustainability actions

There is also a green area of ​​33 thousand square meters, with species native to the Cerrado, interactive installations and an external amphitheater for shows, events and other cultural activities. According to the organizers, sustainability actions are planned around the building, with programs on waste management, efficient use of water, energy and materials and educational actions on the principles of the 2030 Agenda, of the United Nations (UN).

The Biomaker Space, unique in Brazil, will offer activities with different levels of complexity, democratizing access to technologies and active methodologies for creative learning, focusing on chemistry and biology topics.

“In one of the galleries there is, for example, an installation made with colonies of bacteria, the Bacteriopolis – which contains an ecosystem with different types of bacteria that grow in balance”, detailed the CNI, referring to the space assembled with mud from Lake Paranoá and organic compounds from the Cerrado. “At each visit, the visitor will find a different canvas based on the organic transformations of the living terrarium”, she added.

Sesi Lab starts operating on November 30th, extraordinarily from 9 am to 10 pm with musical programming, DJs, storytelling, workshops maker and artistic performances for audiences of all ages. From Tuesday to Friday, it will be open from 9 am to 6 pm; Saturday, Sunday and holidays, from 10 am to 7 pm.


Admission will be free in the first month of opening (December). As of January, the entire entry will be BRL 20 (half to BRL 10 for students, teachers and seniors), but once a month a free entry day will be chosen for all audiences.

To find out about the program and buy tickets, just access the site from Sesi Lab🇧🇷

The museum is free for children up to 10 years old; disabled people; teachers and students from the Sesi and Senai network and from the public network; industry workers and contributors to the Industry System; students from public schools, upon prior appointment by the school; audiences in situations of social vulnerability, with scheduling by social institutions; and associate members of the International Council of Museums (Icom).

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