EASTER: IT’S TIME FOR EGGS AND SURPRISES! March 31st, April 1st and 2nd at Città della Scienza

Around symbology, history and legends

Easter is now and spring has awakened and the desire to play outdoor! Did you know that the word Easter comes from the Hebrew word Pèsach, and means “Passage”? Egg is one of the most known symbols of Easter, how many know how old is the tradition of exchanging eggs as a good sign? As the symbol of life that is renewed, the egg was given when Easter coincided with the spring rites for fertility. Come at Città della Scienza, and discover traditions, curiosities, customs, legends on the first and most important spring festivals !Eye to the program!

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Are you ready to discover the greedy hidden treasure? During Easter holidays do not miss the fabulous events with “Hunting treasure … at the time of smartphones“:  finding out the treasure exploring  Corporea Museum thanks to the support of your smartphone!  Tradition means that Easter is time for decorations like  fresh branches to be potted and decorate according to one’s own taste and style.Have you  already provided the decorations? With “The ceramic workshop of Easter” experiments the ancient technique of terracotta and creates the Easter decorations to hang to bring home! If in addition to the egg hunt, you want to use them to learn a little science, “Eggsperiment” is the laboratory for you! The egg has always been the emblem of new life, the metaphor of the rebirth of bodies and nature; the Egyptians were already raising chickens and inventing an artificial egg incubation system. With -Uova “in transparency” – find out how the embryo is formed in the arthropods and explore the microscope cephalopods, brine shrimps and daphnia by observing the eggs directly in their body or enclosed in pockets attached to the tail. And when we talk about egg, we can not talk about the human egg cell. From the biological point of view, the egg is a female reproductive cell that, once fertilized, contains the complete genetic information for a new life. Do not miss the scientific insights “On the way to the egg cell …“. It is through the female germinal cell, the egg, which is transmitted from one generation to the next its DNA and, starting from the knowledge of its own DNA, it is possible to discover how one can exert a preventive action towards the most common pathologies, typical of our century: diabetes, dyslipidemia, metabolic syndrome, celiac disease, diseases of the gastrointestinal tract: Saturday 31st March meets the experts of ACSIAN onlus in “DNA and prevention … We are what we eat …. Preventive nutrition“.

What are the Easter symbols, what are their meanings? Do you know the true story of Pasquale, the Easter bunny? When and where does the Easter egg come from? With “Easter Stories ” you travel a journey through stories, myths and legends that will end with the creation of a cute bunny. And returning to the egg talk, what is the difference between a chicken and a salmon? And between a snake and a butterfly egg? “All the eggs of the world“: between studies and funny observations, come and discover all the secrets related to the eggs. And moreover, only for Monday “Kinetic Sand Castles … “: try our secret recipe of kinetic sand and have fun building sand castles everywhere without getting dirty and remodeling whenever you want!
Only for Monday, April 2ND , do not miss “Science in the kitchen”:  discover the “composition” of the most common foods and the chemical principles responsible for their properties and their behavior.
The “extended family”  to discover the history of our distant ancestors, between truth and false beliefs, on monkeys, hominids and Homo sapiens.

Exhibitionon the Sea:  discovering which new fish, molluscs and crustaceans live in our tanks following the guided tour “Marine Ecosystems“. During the visit, you will have the opportunity to caress some live marine organisms in our Touch pool. What an emotion! For the youngest, “Create your marine animals“, a laboratory where you can color fish shapes, inventing new species, and then, as for “magic”, make them appear and swim in a large virtual aquarium. Do not miss the guided tour of “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. Discover all the secrets that have made them so successful in a route divided into six thematic islands, one more engaging than the other! In addition to guided tours in Corporea, the first interactive museum on the Human Body in Italy, the 3D “Robot Explorers” returns to great demand to travel together with probes, landers and orbiters within our solar system.


Adults 10 € 
Kids – teenagers up to 17 years and over 65 7 €

Adults and kids € 5

Adults € 13
Kids – teenagers up to 17 years and over 65,  10 €



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