Updated: Feb 6
MUSE, the Science Museum of Trento, is the ideal place to embark on an exciting journey of discovery into the world of nature and science.
The MUSE, located in the "Le Albere" district, was built according to the plans of the renowned architect Renzo Piano and replaces the former Natural Science Museum of Trento. It was inaugurated in summer 2013. On a total area of 19,000 m², divided on six floors, there is a lot to discover: The exhibition course is built like a mountain and tells from bottom to top about the formation of the Dolomites, the biodiversity in the Alps, the first human settlements and the emergence of living beings on the basis of the largest dinosaur exhibition in the Alps. The relationship between man and nature is the focus of the MUSE.
“Built according to eco-sustainability criteria (Gold level of Leed certification), the structure is spread over five floors plus a basement and a tropical greenhouse, a real greenhouse that interprets planetary biodiversity.”
Here, young and old visitors alike can learn how science and technology can be used to find future-oriented solutions for our planet. Using multimedia content and interactive elements, the MUSE offers an exciting journey through the world of nature and science, which is particularly enchanting for children, young people and families. In addition to the permanent exhibition, there is also room for innovative projects, events and numerous changing special exhibitions.
Muse is also the driving force of a network of science museums in Trentino: among the territorial offices we find the historic Alpine Botanical Garden (Viote del Monte Bondone) and the neighboring Terrazza delle stelle, the Museum of the stilt houses of Lake Ledro, the Geological Museum of the Dolomites in Predazzo and the Limnological Station of Tovel Lake.