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The Virtual Tour of the CNPEM offers visitors an immersive experience with functionalities inspired by the most modern exhibitions at museums and universities. CNPEM 360 combines more than 40 panoramic images and 150 spots with multimedia content like videos, photos, infographics, drone imagery, and animations, as well as presentations by professionals who work at CNPEM.

Funded with resources from the MCTI and MEC’s Science in School Program, CNPEM 360 was developed to present the CNPEM’s activities, encourage creativity, and honor Brazilian science.

Cápsula da Ciência

Take a 360-degree trip through the microscopic world in the Cápsula da Ciência (Science Capsule), the CNPEM’s digital immersion experience. In a 95 m2 dome, visitors take a deep dive into molecules and atoms in investigations involving major scientific questions, in search of solutions to problems that challenge our society. The Science Capsule is funded by the MCTI, and was on the road between October 10 and December 17, 2022, traveling through Brazil’s five regions from north to south, with stops in seven cities: Gaspar (SC), Campinas (SP), Guarapari (ES), Lagarto (SE), Quixeramobim (CE), Brasília (DF), and Manaus (AM).

Visit programs

CNPEM is gradually resuming the Institutional Visit Program. Since 2020, visits specifically for groups of students at different levels of education were suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

During this time, the CNPEM focused its efforts on virtual initiatives like the guided visits to Sirius available on our YouTube channel, as well as a virtual tour called CNPEM 360.

Weekly in-person visits resumed during the second half of 2022, focusing on groups of high school and college (undergraduate and graduate) students who had been on the waiting list since 2020. We will soon begin scheduling visits for 2023.

Ciência Aberta

Since 2016, the CNPEM has held the ‘Ciência Aberta’ (Open Science) event each year, opening the campus and its scientific facilities to the public on a Saturday and holding dozens of free activities like visits, workshops, exhibitions, and lectures.

Every year the number of participants grows: 16,000 people participated in the most recent edition in 2023. Check out the video from the last Ciência Aberta event.


Estadão: Sirius

“It is one of the only three 4th generation synchrotron light sources in the world; the laboratory should gain 10 new research stations with investment via the PAC”. Watch the story from O Estado de S.Paulo newspaper published in September 2023.

CNPEM Origins | ep. 1

The “Origins” series presents the CNPEM’s areas of activity through statements by its partners. This series contains four episodes that highlight the vision and the words of those who use, contribute to, conduct research, and innovate at the CNPEM.

Sirius Webdoc | ep. 1

The web documentary “Sirius: Accelerating the Future of Science” contains seven independent episodes that explain the main challenges involved in developing the largest scientific infrastructure ever constructed in Brazil.

Inside CNPEM

The Inside CNPEM annual report is a bilingual publication directed toward the general public that presents highlights and important accomplishments by the Center and its collaborators during the previous year. This survey of notable articles, events, new technologies, and relevant materials demonstrates the ongoing search for solutions and refinements of the team and the infrastructure at the CNPEM as part of Brazilian and global production of science and technology.