Science Museums in Florence

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Science Museums in Florence

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  • Ozan Karahan
    Krakow, Poland1,493 contributions
    Galileo Museum is quite interesting museum with a huge collection of technological instruments on exhibition. It is possible to understand the evolution of science throughout the history.
    Written July 11, 2022
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  • Lance H
    Boerne, TX1,277 contributions
    I was walking down the street and came across this museum. I was a little worried about paying for the ticket considering it could have been a tourist trap with a bunch of junk. It turns out it was a good purchase - even if it was a tourist trap (it's not). You get to see and work with many of DaVinci's inventions. Some of which he never built, just designed. Kids will enjoy this; I know this big kid did.
    Written February 22, 2020
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  • LondonFamily88
    London, UK880 contributions
    Having made a mistake and booked tickets (through Tripadvisor) to the other interactive museum, we actually ended up in this museum, which is on the same road... this museuum had a far nicer front desk and interactive displays, suitable for young to early teens.

    It is a good place to spend 1 - 1.5 hours... looking at the different machines built using the original drawings and some displays were interactive, and a small anatomical display.
    Written May 28, 2022
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  • CathyNewYorkCity
    New York City68 contributions
    The collection of rocks and minerals is among the best of the many natural history museums I have visited. Pure art! Nature's art in a city of spectacular manmade art. The colors and shapes are riveting if you stop to take a look at the individual pieces. Just fascinating. Yet, a few tourists just stuck their head in from the doorway and never entered the room. If you like color and design you will spend a couple of hours here and be rewarded. Some Medici gems were on display. Rocks carved into functional works of art. The taxidermy was also fascinating and extensive. Didn't see the anatomical wax works. Was eager to return on my next visit to the city and sorely disappointed to find the museum closed for renovations. Visited April 2019. The drop down menu only goes to 2020 so I had to choose a 2020 date.
    Written February 4, 2021
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  • LSQRD1
    Kent, OH686 contributions
    Let me start by saying..I love traditional, victorian style museums...from the vast catalog of the similar items on display to the historic display cases. Needless to say I was not disappointed in my visit to the anthropology museum. I was on a guided tour with a group of college students and the guide did an excellent job putting an updated spin on the museum. Having said that I would still rank La Specola (the natural history museum with taxidermy and the anatomical waxes) as a much higher option for those who like old style museums.
    Written April 13, 2019
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  • James W
    Cwmbran, UK37 contributions
    Visited this place recently on an organised school trip whilst in Florence. The location was a bit strange and felt very out of place however the museum itself was great. Plenty of things to do and play with. We were lucky enough to have been given a presentation by an Italian lady who spoke English. Bearing in mind she was explaining some complicated theory's, she did an excellent job keeping us and the students entertained and informed. Highly recommend going
    Written April 23, 2015
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  • ECW94
    Den Bosch, The Netherlands53 contributions
    We went with high hopes, but the price of 24 euros for 2 people incl. VR was not worth it at all. The projection show was mostly showing the same, which is a shame, because it could've been so much more. Same goes for the VR experience. The inventionts that were there were not made by Leonardo, but copies with a small explanation of how they should work. All in all: possibility for greatness, but far from it now.
    Written September 25, 2019
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