Science museum

initiatives at the National Science Museum for the holidays

For Easter, Liberation Day and Labor Day, the National Museum of Science and Technology Leonardo da Vinci offers a rich program of special activities and guided tours of space. In addition, Thursday 14, Friday 15, Monday 18, Monday 25 April and Sunday 1 May, extraordinary opening from 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Martian base

Visitors to the museum will be able to experience space in the new Base Marte laboratory, which recreates a base on Mars as an innovative scenario to experience STEM through unprecedented live role-playing. Designed specifically for children aged 10 to 14, Base Marte is an immersive environment in which you put yourself in the shoes of a crew of astronauts on a mission to the red planet to ensure the survival of the base. The lab is part of the national STEM*Lab project – Discovering Stimulating the Transmission of Emotions – selected by the social enterprise Con I Bambini as part of the Juvenile Education Poverty Contrast Fund and coordinated by the Kairs Consortium.

virtual cinema


The day of human space travel, the best films on the subject

The journey into space continues in the new VR cinema where participants, dressed as spectators, will be able to experience firsthand the stages of an astronaut’s training and immerse themselves in the documentary Being an Astronaut, the very first film shot in virtual reality in space. Created in collaboration with Rai Cinema, the special permanent VR zone allows the public to explore the most creative frontier of vision, between experimentation and interaction. On Saturday April 30 and Sunday May 1, in addition to watching a documentary, it will be possible, in the company of the curator, to take an exclusive guided tour of the space department.



From Gagarin to Moon Landing, Comp in space. date of pictures

Spring Break News is the Private Guided Space Tours: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow to recap the history and prospects of space exploration and with an introduction, an itinerary for adults and children ages 4 and up years. The museum’s space department features large, never-before-seen objects, interactive experiences, insights and curiosities as well as the only piece of moon rock found in Italy, the prototype of the Soviet lunar exploration suit called Krechet, Jonathan’s equatorial sector Sisson and Samantha Cristoforetti’s spacesuits – Departure for the Minerva – Luca Parmitano mission, aboard the International Space Station. The visit was opened by the large Merz-Repsold telescope thanks to which Giovanni Schiaparelli observed and described the surface of Mars, which helped create the legend of Mars. Also of particular interest is the temporary exhibition of satellite images of Earth, fragility and beauty – Taking the pulse of our planet from space, promoted by the European Space Agency in collaboration with the Italian Space Agency. . Finally, you cannot miss a visit to one of the museum’s emblematic characters, the Vega rocket, a 1:1 scale model of the first stand developed by ESA and Avio, located in the museum’s outdoor spaces.

Other activities


Yuri Gagarin, the first man in space. The company 61 years ago PHOTO

Many activities are also offered in the interactive laboratories, with alternating proposals in the digital You & Ai and in the laboratories of the Future Inventors, Genetics, Nutrition, Chemistry, Leonardo and the Tinkering Zone laboratories. The Sociocromie temporary exhibition, curated by architect and designer Giulio Seppi and dedicated to the historical and social value of color, has been extended until Sunday, July 3, 2022. Free Department of Transportation tours are still offered on Sundays. weekends and public holidays. Paying at the Leonardo Galleries, the largest exhibition in the world devoted to Leonardo da Vinci, and inside the Enrico Totti submarine.