Florence and Science: collections, places and personalities of the 19th Century
Card valid for the four exhibitions.
From November 8th 2009 to May 9th 2010:
Museum of the History of Science - Piazza dei Giudici, 1: "Physics in Florence during the 19th Century"
Museum of Natural History – University of Florence; Zoological Dept. La Specola – Via Romana, 17: “The Galileo’s tribune and the florentine Specola”
Science and Technical Foundation – Via Giusti, 29: “The teaching of the Science in the 19th century”
From November 1st to May 9th 2010:
Medici Riccardi Palace - Via Cavour 3: “Florence 1829. Art, science and society”
Medici Riccardi Palace
Everyday 10 – 18. Closed on Wednesday
Museum of Natural History La Specola
Everyday 9,30 - 16,30.
Closed on Mondays
Museum of the History of Science
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 9,30 - 18; Tuesday and Saturday 9,30 - 13.
Science and Technical Foundation
guided visits upon reservations only.
From Monday to Friday 9,30 – 17. Sunday at 11, 15 and 16,30.
Other places to visit with the card
The following sections of Museum of Natural History:
- Anthropology and Ethnology, Via del Proconsolo, 12.
- Geology and Paleontology, Via la Pira 4.
- Mineralogy and Lithology, Via La Pira 4.
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday 9 - 13; Saturday 9 – 17. Closed on Wednesday.
- Botanic Garden, Via Micheli 3.
From October 16th to March 31st, Saturday, Sunday and Monday 10 – 17.
From April 1st to October 15th: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday 10 – 19.
One working day after completing your request, you will get the confirmation mail, containing a link you must visit to print your voucher. Voucher must be shown at the entrance of the exhibition to pick kreserved tickets up; please remember the exhibition staff will not accept other docuements to pick tickets up.
For cancellations once a confirmation code has been assigned to the reservation, and for no shows, we can refund cost of unused tickets minus service fee (reservation fee and online booking fee).
Florence and Science
Firenze Scienza is the title of a spectacular scientific festival that unifies four different exhibitions in four different prestigious institutions located in the city center of Florence, where the most important European scientific collections are preserved: Museum of the History of Science (in to the future it will be called Museum Galileo), Museum of Natural History (also known as Specola), Science and Technical Foundation, Medici Riccardi Palace.
The main purpose of this festival is to remember the period (the first half of 19th century) when Florence became one of the European capital cities for the scientific knowledge. The four “Florence Science” exhibitions propose a fascinating journey into the past of Florence, rich of discoveries and promises, with a particular focus on the three decades that goes from the Cassa di Risparmio foundation to 1859, when Lorraine family left Tuscany.
Museum of the History of Science - Piazza dei Giudici, 1
“The Physics in Florence in the 19th cent.” by Simone Contardi and Mara Miniati.
The development of physics subjects during the Imperial Royal Museum of Physics and Natural History (founded by grand duke Pietro Leopoldo in 1775). Personalities, instruments, documents and curiosities.
Museum of Natural History – University of Florence; Zoological Dept. La Specola – Via Romana, 17
“The Galileo’s tribune and the Florentine Specola” by Fausto Barbagli.
Botanical and anatomical waxworks, naturalistic manufacts, telescopes, working models and films about the astronomy development in the 19th century.
Science and Technical Foundation – Via Giusti, 29
“The teaching of the Science in the 19th cent.” by Paolo Brenni, Anna Giatti, Guido Gori.
From the Lorraine collections: the machines and the rich equipments to teach science.
Medici Riccardi Palace - Via Cavour 3
“Florence 1829. Art, science and society” by Silvestra Bietoletti.
Paintings, sculptures, drawings, furnishings and scientific instruments coming from Italian museums and institutions and private collections that explain the urban situation, the philanthropic interests of collecting and the progresses of Florence before the Risorgimento.