Museum of Tomorrow

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Museum of Tomorrow


The Museum of Tomorrow (Portuguese: Museu do Amanhã) is a science museum in the city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It was designed by Spanish neofuturistic architect Santiago Calatrava, and built next to the waterfront at Pier Maua. Its construction was supported by the Roberto Marinho Foundation and cost approximately 230 million reais. The building was opened on 17 December 2015, with President Dilma Rousseff in attendance.

One of the goals in building the museum was to strengthen the cultural and international identity of the city of Rio de Janeiro. The city of Christ the Redeemer has always been well known for its beaches and events, such as carnival, but there was a need for the strengthening of cultural paradiplomacy. Other cities, such as London and Paris, are also well known for their cultural collections. The Museum was presented as an icon of the reurbanization of the port area.

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