Galileo and Mechanics

Galileo, dressed in his professor robes, leads this workshop which concentrates on his observational techniques and scientific methods related to studying bodies in motion using the incline plane and pendulum.

The workshop concludes with a brief guided visit of the Museum’s first floor where he will show you some of his original instruments.

Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays: Times available upon request
Starting November 2023

Duration: 90 minutes

Fees: 1 € each reservation fee + 3 € each for the activity fee + the museum entrance fees (up to age 15 €6, over 15 €7). Two educators with each scholastic group enter for free.

University Student Group less than 15 people: 13 € museum entrance fee + 1 € each reservation fee + 3 € for the activity fee = 17 € per person

Small private groups: 1 € each reservation fee + all applicable museum entrance fees + plus a single, flat rate of 65 € for the activity. Advanced reservations are required and times are subject to availability.

All visits and simple group entrances of groups larger than 15 people require advanced reservations by calling +39 055 2653174 (Monday-Friday 09:00-14:00) or by sending an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
We can take up to 30 participants in each group. To guarantee safety conditions within our museum, larger groups will be divided into smaller subgroups.

Recommended for middle school and high school groups.