Temporary exhibitions

Water as Microscope of Nature. Leonardo da Vinci’s Codex Leicester
Piero della Francesca: The Fascination of Perspective
Leonardo da Vinci. Anatomies: Machines, Human Body, Nature
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Renaissance Engineers: From Brunelleschi to Leonardo da Vinci


The machines and technical devices designed by Leonardo da Vinci, Filippo Brunelleschi and the Sienese engineers in the Renaissance.

Alter Ego: Drugs and the Brain


The exhibition gives scientifically correct answers to some crucial questions on drug addiction and drug action upon the central nervous system.

Lorenzo della Volpaia's Planetary Clock


The working model of the planetary clock that Lorenzo della Volpaia designed in 1510, which has been faithfully recreated from his workshop notebooks.

Science or Magic? If I Can Understand It, It's Science - If I Can't, It's Magic


A hands-on exhibition aiming to promote understanding of the scientific principles that regulate everyday life.

Frontiers of Astronomy: The ESO Exhibition


This exhibition produced by the European Southern Observatory at La Silla, Chile, introduces visitors to the marvels of the universe.

Beyond the Compasses: The Geometry of Curves


Simple and complex curves, their mathematical properties, and their application to science and technology as well as to everyday life.

The Accademia dei Lincei and 17th-Century European Culture


The history of the Accademia dei Lincei from its foundation in 1603 on the initiative of Prince Federico Cesi until its re-formation in 1946.

Before Leonardo: Culture of Machines in Renaissance Siena


The extraordinary achievements of Sienese artist/engineers who gave rise to technological research of great originality in the 15th century.

The Temptation of Handicraft. Italian Handicrafts through History


The multifaceted world of handicraft from historical roots to its role in contemporary economy and culture.