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MUSE - Museo delle Scienze
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Active, attractive and memorable: these are the key words to define MUSE – The Science Museum, a premium destination on Trento map that aims at actively involving its visitors with innovative themes and exhibitions.
With a surface area of 19,000 square metres, the MUSE stimulates in its visitors the thirst for knowledge of natural facts, stressing the urgency of focusing on the relationship between mankind and Nature and the changes man has brought to the environment. This is where visitors can learn how science and technology, implemented in a sustainable manner, can contribute to find effective solutions for the future of Planet Earth. The key for comprehending this fascinating concept lies in the clear and straightforward language and in the innovative exhibitions that can transform the humdrum visit to a museum into a rich and enjoyable “discovery adventure”.
Opened in late July 2013, the MUSE offers a lively experience both to younger generations and families. It is the very place where fun and learning go hand-in-hand with the pleasure of surprise and unveil unexpected facts about our world. In this special science museum visitors can approach research more closely, and discover the pleasure of knowledge.
In the first 6 years of operations MUSE attracted almost 3,000,000 visitors from all over Europe, ranked in the 10 most attended Italian museum list, and being the first Italian Science Museum for number of visitors.
The ultimate aim of MUSE is to interpret nature starting from the landscape, by tools and queries of scientific research, using all the occasion to engage citizens in hands on activities, emotional evants and naturally... Citizen Science!
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At the present day MUSE has four main CS project: "School of Ants" in partnership with University of Parma, "Black Carbon" involving citizens of Trento in the monitoring of air pollutants, "Tiger Mosquito" in collaboration with Trento Municipality and local Public Health Institute to map Aedes albopictus eggs, and finally the project "Partecipated Biodiversity" that realizes Bio Blitz in collaboration with the Protectd Areas Service of the Autonomous Province of Trento.