Museum of Tomorrow is a science museum and captivating museum with an innovative design

Oct 16, 2019

The fantasy museum is a science museum in the city of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil. Spanish neofuturistic architect was designed by Santiago Calatrava, and was built beside the waterfront at Peer Maua. Its construction was endorsed by the Roberto Marinho Foundation and cost approximately 230 million reais.

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On December 17, 2015, the President opened the building in the presence of Dilma Rousseff in South Africa. The main exhibits take visitors through five major areas: Cosmos, Earth, Anthropocene, Tomorrow, and many of us through experiments and experiences. This intricate yet captivating museum consolidates science with an innovative design and focuses on sustainable cities and the ecological world. The Museum for the 2016 Summer Olympics was a part of the city's renewal of the port sector.

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As the Museu do Amanhã progressed, funding for the traditional museum continued to be cut by Dilma Rousseff. The National Museum and its internationally important collection were ignored, the building was electrically unsafe, and in September 2018 it was completely destroyed by fire, firefighters complained that they were effectively prevented from fire fighting due to the water pressure scarcity. Criticisms were expressed that priorities in the past had given a loss to the collection which could never be changed. The Deputy Director of the National Museum, Luiz Fernando Dias Daniel, said that the government ignored the fire of neglect.