Temporary exhibitions

Celestial splendors. Observing the Sky from Galileo to Gravitational Waves
The City of the Sun
Italian Hours. Historical Clocks from the Del Vecchio Collection
The art of building a masterpiece: Trajan's Column
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Music at the Grand-Ducal Court


The exhibition features the Medici and Lorraine collection of musical instruments housed in the Galleria dell’Accademia together with scientific apparatus.

Try and Try Again: The Cimento in the Museum of the History of Science


A newly designed exhibition of the Accademia del Cimento’s glassware highlights the relationship of these splendid artefacts with scientific experiences made by the Academicians.

Theories of the Planets and Models of the Universe


The exhibition features four wonderful “theories of the planets,” that is armillary spheres showing the planetary motion usually housed at the Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana in Florence.

The Birth of Physiotherapy in Florence: The Gabbrielli Bacci Donation on Display


Machines for physical therapy and rehabilitation made between the 19th and 20th centuries bear witness to the popularization of physiotherapy in Florence.

Homo Faber: Nature, Science and Technology in Ancient Pompeii


The extraordinary naturalistic, scientific and technical knowledge that had been accumulated in Pompeii and the Roman world at the time of the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 AD.

Ancient Clocks of the Ruscitti Collection


The exhibition shows twenty-five precious clocks. Most of them are pocket watches made by prestigious European clockmakers between the late 16th and 19th centuries.

The Senses of the World: Experiences of the Senses of Men and Other Animals


A striking voyage to discover the senses of animals and compare them with human sensory experience.