Città della Scienza

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Fondazione Idis-Città della Scienza
Città della Scienza Cortile.jpg
Established1987–1996
LocationNaples
TypeScience museum
PresidentVittorio Silvestrini
CuratorMaria Carolina Cortese
Website[2]

The Città della Scienza ("city of science") is a museum in Naples, in Campania in southern Italy. It was opened to the public in 1996 and features various areas in which one can explore and learn about science, natural phenomena, and hosts a wide large number of science exhibits and culture events. It is also a promoter for sustainable technologies activities and enterprises. Its structures are located in Bagnoli, the ex industrial district in Naples, and its nucleus was built in a 19th-century workshops industry archeological site.

History[edit]

The museum was built by a public-private foundation called "Fondazione IDIS" in 1985–1996. Città della Scienza grew to become one of the most visited museums of Naples and actually is included into the list of “NGOs in official relation” with UNESCO.[1][2][3] The previous Science Centre has been destroyed during a fire arson on 4 March 2013. The science area for kids was the first to be rebuilt and it is actually open to public. Being de facto destroyed and almost non functioning, Città della Scienza foundation communicates with public thanks to Facebook,[4] its website and Derev (for crowdfunding).[5] Various initiatives (either public and private) were created to collect funding to rebuild completely the whole museum. In April a part of Science Center has been reopened to public.[6][7]

There are three principal areas but, during the fire, the previous Science Centre was destroyed.:

  • Science center, the first Italian scientific interactive museum. Now composed by: Corporea (traveling in the human body), 'The sea', children’s workshop and a Planetarium [8]
  • Training and development
  • Events area
Corporea.jpg

Science Centre – Displaying sections[edit]

La Terra. Meteo, tsunami e cambiamenti climatici.jpg

Now:

  • Corporea. Human Body Museum
  • Planetarium/Dome 3D
  • The Sea
  • The Children' s Workshop
  • Laboratories: Bugs' house, GNAM (the Village of Mediterranean Diet and Biodiversity), Classrooms, Children FabLab, Reporteen School

In the old Science Center there were:

  • Science Gym
  • The Children's Workshop
  • Planetarium
  • Signs, Symbols and Signals
  • Gnam
  • Instruments of the past
  • The art route

The Città della Scienza organizes events and temporary exhibits about various matters. The most important event is "Futuro Remoto", exhibits and meetings about science, discovery and society.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 22 April 2012. Retrieved 9 October 2011.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ [1][permanent dead link]
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 1 April 2012. Retrieved 9 October 2011.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ "Città della Scienza". Facebook.com. Retrieved 14 January 2019.
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 8 April 2013. Retrieved 5 March 2013.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 6 October 2014. Retrieved 27 April 2013.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  7. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 6 October 2014. Retrieved 27 April 2013.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  8. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 5 February 2017. Retrieved 4 February 2017.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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Coordinates: 40°48′20″N 14°10′29″E / 40.80556°N 14.17472°E / 40.80556; 14.17472