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Museo della Scienza e della Tecnologia Leonardo da Vinci

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Address: Via San Vittore 21, 20123 Milan, Italy
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+39 02 485551
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Tue - Fri 09:30 - 17:00
Sat - Sun 09:30 - 18:30
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes
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Visit one of the most attractive historical sites in Milan and travel in...

Visit one of the most attractive historical sites in Milan and travel in the past, present and future of science and technology.

Born in 1953, the Museum is one of the largest science and technology museums in Europe.

Nestled in the cloisters of a Renaissance monastery, it covers about 50,000 square meters.

At the Museum you can discover exhibits and interactive workshops on energy, materials, communication, transport, energy and particle physics.

Visit the most important collection in the world of historical models based on Leonardo da Vinci’s drawings.

Discover extraordinary objects such as steam trains, the catamaran AC72 Luna Rossa, the brigantine schooner Ebe, and the deck of the Conte Biancamano transatlantic.

Come aboard the Enrico Toti submarine to experience how sailors used to live.

Explore the new Space area displaying the only Moon fragment visible in Italy.

Keep an eye on temporary shows and don’t miss the new exhibitions “#FoodPeople. The exhibition for people eager for innovation” and “Extreme. Searching for particles”.

On weekends and public holidays enjoy a full program of activities in interactive workshops, initiatives in the Tinkering Zone and in the Maker Space, guided tours and special events included in the admission ticket.

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I liked it (but not good for small kids)

I thought it was worthwhile since I'm interested in science and technology. I had sympathy for the little kids who were bored out of their minds being dragged around by their... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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This is a museum largely geared to kids. There is an exhibit in the history of computers. Our favorite exhibit were the models of Leonardo da Vinci many inventions.

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I thought it was worthwhile since I'm interested in science and technology. I had sympathy for the little kids who were bored out of their minds being dragged around by their parents. Displays are nicely done and grouped appropriately.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice place to spend full day with your family. You need more than 4 hours to visit. You need reservation to visit inside the submarine. Small gift shop.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my second visit - it needs as full day! Spent too long in areas I had beeen in before and it is on the list for another go next time I am in Milano

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very interesting and educational place to visit , especially if your teenager is interested in science and technology ...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I came here to see exhibition about Leonardo DaVinci exhibition, but found out that there was far more to see. When visiting this museum you will spend here more than 3 hours for sure. It is impossible to go through it in less time

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went there to see the exhibition about Leonardo. I was surprised to discover that this museum has much more to offer. The exhibition about Leonardo was very interesting and it deserves to be enlarged. Replicas of Leonardo's inventions with descriptions were brilliant. I also enjoyed exhibitions about time measurement, ideal city, flight and many more. I recommend to plan... More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Coming out of the metro we had no idea where it was. If there were signs we missed them. Followed the crowd and eventually found it. Saw the exhibits that I wanted to see, which were thankfully described multi lingually, but go off the beaten track and the language becomes an issue if you are not an Italian speaker. Would... More 

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You need a lot of time, a lot! Because you will find it that museum something interesting in any way) Any adult will become like a child here.

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The museum features the inventions of Leonardo Da Vinci from Science to engineering as well as a look at earth, space, the evolution of technology and others.

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Navigli
The Navigli is part of historic Milan. In the ancient days, the entire city was linked with canals, similar to Venice. Today, most of the canals are gone, but the Navigli remains a canal-based neighborhood. There are two major canals: Naviglio Pavese and Naviglio Grande. The Naviglio Grande's bridges greet visitors at dusk with an amazing view. The Navigli district specializes in clubs, cafes, and vintage shops. Lifestyle reigns supreme here. You can start the walk from the Colonne di San Lorenzo, an antique colonnade in front of the Basilica di San Lorenzo. During the daytime, this place acts as a meeting point for artists and students reading books or chatting with friends; the nights turn it into a stepping-stone for club hoppers. Science lovers will also relish the opportunity to visit the Science and Technology National Museum Leonardo Da Vinci, showcasing inventions of the Italian genius.
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