Museum of Tomorrow

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It’s the focal point of Pier Maua.

From the outside, the Museum of Tomorrow appears to be more of a modern art sculpture than a science museum.

“It was designed by the Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava,” said Leonardo Menezes, content manager at Museum of Tomorrow. “He’s very well-known for other buildings around the world.”

From every angle, the building is built to be sustainable.

“The use of natural light, the use of solar panels and the use of water from the bay to cool the air conditioning system,” said Menezes. “As a tourist in Rio, there are so many things to see, you can’t waste any time. So I’m going to the Museum of Tomorrow today.”

Once inside you start with a trip back in time to where our universe and planet began and move forward to the present day.

“We are changing the activity of the planet with our industries, with our transportation, with the growing population and then knowing that responsibility, then we can move forward to tomorrows where we are right now and face the challenges of the future,” said Menezes.

The more than 800,000 visitors who have passed through the exhibits since the museum opened last December get the same message.

“Depending on the choices you make today, you can configure tomorrows that are sustainable or tomorrows that are not sustainable,” said Menezes. “It depends on you.”

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