Blowing air of…Science – June,16th and 17th

Science leaves us breathless…

There is but it is not visible, it does not smell( not always), Does not grasp but has its own volume, has no shape but is all around us, we live thanks to its presence … What is it?  Air! This gaseous envelope that surrounds the Earth through which we can survive. Today, on the occasion of the celebration of the World Wind Day, we will deepen the air from its components, its movements, the physics of the air with experiments, scientific demonstrations and many laboratories to “make you miss your breath” … let’s wait! Look at the program!

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If you want be a “physicist” and experience several experiments, don’t miss “Air VS. Water” where, talking about air and playing with water, we will investigate some fluid behaviors through the realization of different practical and interactive experiences. Simple explorations that will allow us to better understand that air, although it is normally invisible and appears elusive, is matter … sometimes stronger than water!

Did you know that you can paint with a breath?Painting with the air will teach you to compose colorful “paintings” simply “modulating” your breathing. What are you waiting for? Unleash the artist in you!

And again, challenge the laws of gravity, feel the wind and raise your kite! Have you ever tried to build one? Often we are enchanted to see them hovering in the air and circling in the skies, but kites, in reality, are objects that conceal a great science and wisdom, as well as an extraordinary beauty. Try to make one together with your parents by participating in the “Kites in the wind” workshop: the feeling you get when you see one of them flying with your own hands is priceless! “Chemical Breath” will allow you, however, to travel the incredible journey of gas, carbon dioxide and oxygen, within our respiratory system. You will be able to measure the gas inside the exhaled air thanks to special sensors … Surprises wait for you!

Guests of this weekend full of initiatives also students of the school work alternation of the “A. Rosmini “of Palma Campania (NA) who will propose, at the end of their training course in Città della Scienza, the following interesting activity for our audience: “Discovering the DNA” - Journey into the molecule of life experiencing DNA extraction from animal and plant cells.

The future is in technology!Also for this weekend, integrating the new technologies with a good dexterity discover together with your parents “Nintendo Labo“: turn a simple piece of cardboard into something different, a bike, a fishing rod, a plane or whatever you come in mind! Then, add a Nintendo Switch console to bring them to life and enjoyment is guaranteed! Win a race, catch a fish, play … With Nintendo Labo, everyone can experience the joy of building, playing and discovering. Have fun watching the workings of your creations: you could even invent new ways to play with Toy-Con!

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.

Magnan in the introduction to “Le Vol des Insectes:” Driven by what is done in the field of aviation, I applied to the insects the laws of air resistance and I concluded that their flight is impossible. “So in a French text of 1934, Le vol des insectes (The flight of insects) written by the entomologist Antoine Magnan; in it, the author applies the equations related to the resistance of air to insects and he obtains that their flight would be impossible, but adds that “we should not be surprised that the results of the calculations do not coincide with reality”. And in fact, today the insects are the masters in the air sector, defying all the laws, darting at great speed but with gracefulness, thanks to a powerful wing musculature. Follow the study “Beyond the laws of physics, Nature” during the guided tour of Insetti & Co.

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. Come and discover the rich program! We are waiting for you in many!

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 

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