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Family Review of Museo di Storia della Scienza (Science Museum)

Away Travel Expert: Christine Loomis
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FamilyExpert Rating 4.0 out of 5 Recommended for:
Children aged 6 - 12 and 13 - 17
FamilyExpert Tips & Helpful Hints
  • The scientific equipment and instruments displayed here belonged primarily to the Medici and Lorraine families, and kids will be fascinated by the utter lack of technology in early science. Yet scientists managed to make monumental discoveries.
  • Unquestionably the most fascinating--and ghoulish--item in this musuem is Galileo's right middle finger in a jar. On a pedestal. It's got the "eewww" factor, but it can also get kids interested in all of the other Galileo-related displays here, including his telescopes and compasses and the telescope lens with which he actually discovered Jupiter's satellites.
  • Unlike most of the museums, this one is closed on Sundays rather than Mondays.

Next to the Uffizi at the Arno end of Via dei Castellani
Piazza dei Giudici 1
Parking: June-Sept Mon and Wed-Fri 9:30am-5pm, Tues and Sat 9:30am-1pm, last Thurs of June and Aug, and 1st Thurs of July and Sept 9-11pm; Oct-May Mon and Wed-Sat 9:30am-5pm, Tues 9:30am-1pm, and 2nd Sun of every month 10am-1pm
Price: Admission 7.50€ ($9.75), 4.50€ ($5.85) ages 15-25, free for ages 6-14 and over 65

Visitor Information

Telephone Number: 055-265-311
Transportation: Bus: 23
Price Information: Admission 7.50€ ($9.75), 4.50€ ($5.85) ages 15-25, free for ages 6-14 and over 65
The details, dates, and prices mentioned here were accurate at the time of publication.

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