Kissing Science – July, 7th and 8th at Città della Scienza

Behind a kiss there is not only the work of 35 facial muscles, but also a lot of history of literature and cinema. Therefore, to celebrate this extraordinary exchange of feelings, microbes and pheromones among human beings,  every July 6, since 1990, it’s the World Day of the kiss.

British wew the first to celebrate it;  however, the event that tends to celebrate the most simple and pure love has taken over the world a little.
On the 7th and 8th of July at Città della Scienza we will discover the origin, the benefits of receiving and kissing, the effects of kisses on our hormones and on the brain and lots of other curiosities. We are waiting for you with a weekend full of emotions, passion and love!


Thanks to a special path in eight stages among the Corporea exhibits, you will be able to discover everything about kisses: why psychologists and doctors say that kissing is good? How long has the longest kiss lasted in the world? What are the seven most beautiful kisses in Hollywood? Saturday and Sunday discover the Science of the Kiss in “A path …getting Kiss!”.

During a passionate kiss, two lovers exchange hormones, microbes but also DNA! It is appropriate to say that in love you share everything, even your own DNA! The partner passes to his sweet half of his DNA that remains recognizable for at least an hour. Undergo the most “sweet” of experiments and you can bring home the DNA of your love.
And if you have not yet found “the other half of the apple”, do not worry, we will still extract the DNA from your spit! It will be great to see the “code of life” right in front of your eyes. Follow “DNA & the Trace of Love!”.

And for the little ones who will accompany their parents on this day dedicated to kissing and love, scheduled “Color Hearts” where they will discover the anatomical peculiarities of our heart and have fun painting hearts, but strictly in color! Free your imagination!
Lovers have always expressed their love towards their partner by writing sweet words and romantic phrases. Scratch a surface to leave your sign of love. Try your hand at Street Art, discovering its history, the most important contemporary artists and Neapolitans and leave your mark! “Graffiti d’Amor” awaits you!

All animals have three primary needs: Feeding, Not Feeding and Reproducing. Among these three, it is above all the last to be “the driving force of life”: being able to pass their genes to future generations. To succeed in this mission, Nature has many possibilities, and fortunately, in the non-human animal world there are no prejudices. If we human beings believe that we have explored every possible amatory practice, it is only because we do not sufficiently know the extravagant options that the animal world grants … “When nature is loving nature …” is the scientific study aimed at exploring all the strategies of mating, courtship and sexuality of animals! You will discover beautiful ones!
It often happens to feel attracted in an ineluctable way by a person … As if you were two magnets! Investigate the laws of magnetism in “Fatal Attraction” through simple and fun experiments reproduced with recycled materials and discover why “opposites attract”!

Visit the exhibition dedicated to the sea! Find out which new fish, molluscs and crustaceans live in our tanks following the guided tour “Marine Ecosystems”. During the guide, you will have the opportunity to caress some marine organisms in our Touch pool. What an emotion! For the little ones, “Create your marine animals“, a laboratory where fish shapes are colored, inventing new species, and then, as for “magic”, make them appear and swim in a large virtual aquarium. BIT is back the most exhibit loved by adults and children! BIT! You do not know him? Come and meet him, he will answer all your scientific curiosities and not only … Where have you been in this time? What adventures will he tell you? Do not miss this appointment with “Talk to BIT”. Take part in the guided tour by “Bugs & CO”, the new exhibition space dedicated to the spectacular world of insects and more. For every man on Earth there are over 150 million insects. “The six-legged giants” have conquered almost all the habitats of our planet …. it’s time to start getting to know them better.

It is often heard saying Love is good, that Love make people younger! Even if it is not 100% realistic, the feeling of well-being that you feel when you’re in love is priceless … There are animals that retain their youthful form throughout their lives, even if they are not in love. They are amphibians similar to salamanders but with peculiarities that make them unique and funny in their appearance: they are the Axolotl, protagonists of  “When Love make younger“.

Beyond the visits they guide a Corporea, the first interactive museum on the Human Body in Italy, the 2D show “From the Earth to the Universe – From the Earth to the Universe” to discover the most important theories elaborated by man during the time in the astronomical field up to the future perspectives, and for 3D lovers, “Robot Explorers” is waiting for you to travel together, lander and orbiter inside our solar system.

A new 2D show, free for the occasion, “Microcosm- The microcosm within us”, is scheduled Saturday and Sunday where you can “miniaturize” and be catapulted into the human body to defeat a mysterious viral infection in a raceagainst time … Will the patient survive?

Come and discover the rich program!

TICKETS from June 12th to September 30th

Adults/kids 7 € 

Adults and kids € 5

Adults/kids  € 10



From June 12th to September 30th*

From Tuesday to Sunday from  10 am to 4 pm
Monday: closing

*From July 30th to September 3rd the museum will be closed 

Contact Centre
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