Leonardo da Vinci National Science & Technology Museum
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This remarkable museum is a popular tourist attraction and a fitting tribute to one of the world's greatest minds. Within the Leonardo Gallery of the museum is a collection of da Vinci's ingenious designs, detailing everything from plans for war machines to architectural visions. Applied physics is the focus of another room, in keeping with the museum's tribute to the history of science, and there are departments for energy, communication and transport as well. The museum is very well-organised and maintained, with a lot of interactive exhibits and scientific experiments to actively participate in. Activities are scheduled daily in the interactive science labs and the admission cost covers all these activities. Children will be enthralled and should learn a lot in this exciting and stimulating environment, experimenting with food, electricity and much more in carefully supervised activities. Adults will also enjoy the museum, particularly the section on da Vinci which is intriguing. There is a bar and a canteen at the museum, as well as a shop for souvenirs. If you are at all interested in science, or Leonardo da Vinci, or if you are travelling to Milan with kids, be sure to include a stop at the Leonardo da Vinci Museum of Science and Technology in your Milanese travel itinerary.
Address: Via San Vittore 21
Telephone: +39 02 485 551
Transport: Underground to St Ambrogio or Cadorna; bus 50 or 58 to San Vittore stop, or bus 94 to Carducci stop
Opening times: Open Tuesday to Friday from 9:30am to 5pm. Open on holidays and weekends from 9:30am to 6:30pm
Admission: €10 (adults), €7.50 (concessions)