Luanda celebrated the inauguration of Angola’s first Science Center yesterday, December 20, marking a historic advance in the country’s scientific and educational panorama.
This project reflects the expertise of Athena Swiss, Mitrelli’s subsidiary for Tourism, Culture and Leisure, which with comprehensive and meticulous research ensured that every detail of the Centre reflected the aspirations and needs of the community, standing out as a benchmark for excellence and innovation.
Located on the premises of the old soap factory in Luanda, the Science Center, whose construction and provision of equipment and exhibition modules was ensured by Athena Swiss, promotes the exploration of scientific knowledge by transcending traditional educational processes.
The CCL integrates a variety of meticulously designed spaces, including interactive exhibition rooms, workshops that aspire creativity and critical thinking, a multipurpose room, laboratory, kitchen, media library, butterfly garden, an auditorium and the impressive planetarium equipped with a state-of-the-art sound and image system that offers a unique intergalactic experience, allowing visitors to travel through the Universe without leaving the comfort of their seats.
In addition, visitors also can contemplate life-size replicas of dinosaurs that reproduce sounds and movements, allowing them to travel back to this prehistoric era.
This historic milestone, as well as boosting job creation and offering ongoing opportunities, promotes the development of children and young people, exposing them to science and empowering them in a dynamic and interactive way.
With the CCL, the Mitrelli Group has made a concrete contribution to the government’s vision of promoting a knowledge ecosystem where innovation, creativity and the relentless pursuit of knowledge are cultivated in a dynamic and immersive way, accessible to all ages. Angola joins the list of 11 countries out of 54 African countries and territories that have a science center, placing itself at the forefront of scientific propagation throughout the region.