Galileo’s New World
  • european projects

Developing students' imagination for new visions and for understanding that the history of science is a journey that is the result of a possible knowledge thanks to the desire to discover and unravel the mysteries of the universe.

What perception did people of the past have when looking at the sky? What instruments did they use in order to observe and measure it?

The workshop answers these and many other questions thanks to the explanation and to the use of educational copies of pre-telescopic instruments such as the nocturne and the astrolabe.

Using a magnetic board it will be possible to understand the functioning of the Galilean telescope and its subsequent evolution.

The children will be involved in the discovery of the new Galilean world, a celestial world completely revolutionized, which, made up of new planets and new stars, leads the way for the modern astronomy.

By stimulating the discussion and the comparison through targeted questions, the educator will try to make each student feel an active participant capable of making a significant contribution to the performance of the activity.

The activity is structured in three equally important phases: a preparation part in the classroom, the workshop at the museum and a subsequent in-depth analysis/study with suggestions, quizzes and tasks for group work. Both the workshop and the educational material will be differentiated and adapted for the school level of the groups who will book the activity.

The teacher who decides to participate in the project is provided with an already structured material that allows him/her to become familiar with the new teaching methodology.

Day and time available upon request

Duration: 90 minutes

Costs: This European Project workshop activity fee is waved up through February 2023, school groups will only pay the cost of the museum entrance ticket and booking fee (€1/ticket). Starting March 1, 2023 there will be a fee of € 3 for this activity plus the museum entrance fee and booking fee (€1/ticket).

For scholastic groups advanced reservations are required by sending an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Recommended for the last years of primary school and for secondary school