How great is that? Museums by definition tend to look back, but why not look forward? The Rio Museum of Tomorrow is a legacy project of the Rio Olympics and it has a superb location right downtown at the waterfront, part of the port area rehabilitation. It is actually billed as a science museum, but it is really an overarching commentary of the world type of thing.
The architect is one of my favorites - Santiago Calatrava from Spain. Calatrava's buildings tend to be signature buildings, and as a structural engineer he has also designed some amazing bridges.
We had read reviews online that said that the museum is all building and little content. Well just shows how dumb it can be to rely on the internet for your choices - we thought this museum was super interesting. Right at the start of the exhibit there is a 10 minute Imax movie that you can watch lying on your back on the floor - I enjoyed especially the underwater nature bits where there were lots and lots of jellyfish floating over us.
Some other exhibits utilized gigantic video screens to create a huge multimedia show. Again, you could lie on your back if you chose.