Science museum

Rome will create a science museum

The Museo della Scienza will be located in the Flaminio district.

Rome has launched an international design competition to create a science museum in the Flaminio district, the city’s mayor, Roberto Gualtieri, announced on Monday.

The Museo della Scienza will be located in the former military barracks in Via Guido Reni, near the MAXXI Museum of 21st Century Arts and the Auditorium Parco della Musica Ennio Morricone.

Gualtieri said that although Rome has dozens of science centers in museums, universities and research institutes, the city lacks a science hub, pointing out that the Museo della Scienza would also be connected to other Italian science museums. and international.

The winning design will be announced on May 19, with the building’s foundation stone laid in 2025 and the museum’s inauguration in 2027, part of a 75 million euro project.

The total area of ​​the Science Museum will be more than 19,000 m² (including green areas, bathrooms and cafe), of which 9,000 m² would be for various exhibition spaces and 1,100 m² for research.

The mayor said that Rome “has been waiting for decades” for this museum which “will be an exhibition center for the city’s scientific heritage. A space for education, participation and involvement of citizens to discover the scientific activities of the town”.

Giorgio Parisi, Nobel laureate and chairman of the museum’s scientific committee, said the new museum will have “the task of preserving and enhancing the memory of history and scientific progress”.

For more details on the museum project, see the city’s website.