In the city of Naples and more specifically in the district of Bagnoli there is a place of construction of knowledge and development of knowledge. A structure entirely dedicated to the exposure and educational fruition of science and more. A city of science in fact, able to attract young and old and that since 2017 has been enriched by an interactive path entirely dedicated to the human body. This is corporea, a museum within a museum, housed in a new purpose-built building that tells the dynamics of the human body, health and nutrition.
City of Science. A bit of history
The great museum dedicated to science was inaugurated in 2001 with the opening of the Science Centre in its final configuration and a little later, in 2003, the project was completed with the opening of the “Congress Centre”, the “Higher Education Centre” and the “Business Innovation Centre. At the beginning of the 2000s, the projects dedicated to the “corporea” and the “planetarium” were already planned, but for various reasons their construction was blocked.
In 2013, however, a devastating fire destroyed a large part of the science center and all the exhibition and educational work was irreparably damaged. Since the beginning, however, the foundation did not stop working in order to resume as soon as possible the exhibition activities, a few months later, even among the rubble were redesigned spaces in order to restart as soon as possible. The old building site was then reopened in mid-2013, and was completed with the opening to the public of “Corporea – Museum of the Human Body” and the planetarium in 2017. Today, the Science Centre of Città della Scienza is among the most important interactive science museums on the Italian scene. A place for experimentation, learning, delight, meeting and constructive debate with science and technology. It is important to remember that science centers, widespread all over the world, are not only places to visit, but also places of scientific education, cultural tourism, whose philosophy is based on interactivity and direct experimentation of natural phenomena and technologies.
The exhibition areas of cities of science today
At the present time, in 2020, the Science Centre’s exhibition areas consist of:
Corporea, the Museum of the Human Body
Interactive exhibition dedicated to the Sea
INSECTS & CO. The new exhibition area dedicated to insects
In addition, the Science Centre is enriched by the following laboratory spaces where all the activities dedicated to families and schools in the weekly program are carried out.
Visiting the City of Science today means taking a trip into the microcosm of insects to discover what they eat, how they reproduce, where they live and how they contribute, with their constant activity, to maintaining stable ecosystems. A leap into entomology that can make us extraordinarily rich.
Take a leap into our sea for the permanent exhibition dedicated to the Mediterranean, in which we can learn how fish resources have been part of our culture and our diet for thousands of years. You can learn the secrets and observe live the most characteristic organisms of our marine ecosystems and beyond. You can meet the human body and everything related to health, nutrition and the biological history of man, in fourteen interactive areas for people of all ages. You can go from the infinitely small to the infinitely large thanks to the 3D planetarium of the City of Science. It can be considered as the most technologically advanced in Italy, it is an extraordinary attraction where you can watch shows and performances about the mysteries of the Universe and more. The Planetarium is also a simulator of the sky, a tool for teaching and dissemination of astronomy that faithfully reproduces the vault of heaven and astronomical objects that populate the universe. It has a diameter of 20 meters, 120 seats, and one of the most advanced technologies in the world.
Information, Tickets, Prices, Hours
Adults € 10,00
Reduced price for children and young people (3-17 years), over 65 and university students € 7,00
Single entrance adults and children € 5,00
INTEGRATED SCIENCE CENTRE-PLANETARIUM TICKET
Adults € 13,00
Reduced price ticket for children (3-17 years old), over 65 and students € 10,00
Disabled people and their escorts
ICOM card holders.
#BIKEIT EXHIBITION TICKET OFFICE
Discount on the ticket for those arriving by bike!
Discount: 4 €
Free parking for bicycles!
OPEN TICKET TO THE SCIENCE CENTRE
Adults € 11,00
Reduced price for children and young people (3-17 years), university students and over 65 € 8,00
The open ticket entitles you to enter the Science Centre on a day of your choice at the time of your choice. It can be purchased at the Museum ticket office.