Centro de Artes e de Ciências do Mar

Centro de Artes e de Ciências do Mar

Science and Knowledge

The Centre is housed in the old SIBIL whale factory, an industrial plant dedicated to the processing of these large sea mammals into oils and flours. It fell into disuse in the early 1980s, but between 2005 and 2007 the SIBIL building was restored by the Municipal Council of Lajes do Pico.

In this current phase of the Centre’s existence, visitors can see a permanent exhibition of the factory equipment, as well as multimedia exhibitions about the factory and the biology and ecology of the large cetaceans. The Centre also hosts a range of different artistic and cultural events and provides some exciting educational activities for visitors. It is open to the public every day and is equipped with a shop, bar and open-air leisure area. 
In its second phase, a Marine Sciences Centre will also be opened, geared towards applied research and enjoying the academic support of the University of the Azores.

Owned by the Municipal Council of Lajes do Pico, the Centre is managed by CULTURPICO, a Municipal Company.


Rua do Castelo
9930-138 Lages do Pico
+351 292 679 330
+351 292 679 337


Monday-Sunday: 10 a.m.-6p.m.;
Public holidays: 10a.m.-12.30p.m. /1.30 p.m. -6p.m.

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