Green and other colours

Green and the other Colors is the garden of Città della Scienza. A space of about 5000 square meters completely restored that is a space of knowledge and discovery, of socialization and entertainment.

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Green and other colors want to return to affirming the spirit with which the garden was conceived at the origins of Città della Scienza. It is a place to walk, to stop and observe nature and learn about some decisive plant and animal organisms in the natural balance of the Mediterranean areas.

In Green and other colors, it is therefore possible to face numerous and original botanical and zoological themes but also enjoy the beauty of a harmonious and varied environment.
Like an urban park, Green and other colors  is configured as an ethical and aesthetic space and, in relation to these dimensions, it is conceived as a space destined for pleasant and sustainable use, both on an environmental and social level.
Green and other colors means to re-appropriate of a “slow” time, that of the vegetation growth cycles, also in order to re-establish human, relational and social balance as well as a more correct relationship with the resources of the ‘environment.

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In the Green and other Colors there are different areas:

  •  plants from the past. An area with very “ancient” plant species, those that have not changed over time, to take a journey into the past of the plant world and investigate the secrets of adaptation;
  • Grove. An area in which there are the main examples of flora and fauna of our region as well as a rich undergrowth where plants that grow in low light live. A dive in one of the most fascinating environments of our territories;
  • Stain. One of the main ecosystems of the Mediterranean area known for its great biodiversity, for evergreen plants and for being widespread (in spite of its name) in different regions of the Earth;
  •  Butterfly route. A path between shrubs and special plants able to attract the most colorful insect species among the most loved by children and adults;
  • Pond and its inhabitants . A particularly rich and varied ecosystem with a biotic component consisting of emerged plants, submerged plants, floating plants and many animals including frogs and tadpoles, other organisms visible to the naked eye and others still visible only under the microscope;
  • Lawns. An area with lawns of different composition and appearance to discover the multiple functions of these microhabitats and the benefits they bring both in natural and anthropic environments.
  • Labyrinth of the senses. An environment to explore and orient oneself with the senses. Smells and colors are discovered with which the plants attract insects to suck the nectar or to lay eggs on the leaves; to the touch small and very small structures are discovered essential for the life of the plants present on leaves and stems
  • House of tales. A library and a space equipped for animated readings, book presentations and small shows, all with a naturalistic theme and dedicated to children;U
  • Seeds bank. A small treasure kept in a small house! You can observe the seeds of the plants in the garden and also of other typical essences of the Mediterranean area;
  • the pond lab and the grove lab Two areas equipped for naturalistic observations, creativity and manual activities and also for simple stops.


The “house of tales”, immersed in the garden of Città della Scienza, is the new library for children used for animated readings, book presentations and small shows, all with a naturalistic theme.
All the children who want it, will be able to contribute to making the house of tales ever richer and more interesting by donating their own book that will remain available to the young visitors of the garden.