Among the many museums of Florence, many of them famous in the world such as the Uffizi, the Accademia Museum, the Vasari Corridor,
there are some highly suited, or even designed for toddlers
Here are some suggestions:
Children’s Museum of Palazzo Vecchio strong>
The Museum of the boys, which takes some of the monumental quarters of Palazzo Signoria (Palazzo Vecchio, in fact) is composed of two small theaters (the Room of stories Bia, for children of about 3 years); theater Civilization of the Renaissance in Florence (for visitors older, from 8 to 88 years); a media room; a studio for painting activities.
The purpose of this museum is to offer unusual perspectives but fascinating Palace, telling the story through small pieces or theater, or by intriguing paths (such as secret paths). Ideal for children, they can discover life renaissance linked to the palace by the tales well-designed, but also for adults, who may choose to make some very special guided tours. For more information visit
Leonardo da Vinci Museum in Florence strong>
Via de Servi, 66R in Florence
The Leonardo da Vinci Museum houses reconstructions of some of the most interesting machines designed by the “genius of the Renaissance”, the great Leonardo.
Thinking of Leonardo da Vinci’s mind probably brings us to the Mona Lisa and her enigmatic smile, but Leonardo in his long life he dedicated himself only to painting and science, but it was, among other things also an accomplished inventor and designer.
The machines that you can see at the Museum are basically of three types: war machines, for civil and flying machines (for me, the most fascinating). Many of them are life-size and all are fully functional. You can observe them closely, read the descriptions that accompany them to understand the history and operation, but also try to use them (and here the children, but not only them, go crazy!).
M useum of Natural History strong>
Via Giorgio La Pira
L ‘exhibition is dedicated to the fossils of large mammals, shellfish and plants illustrating the history of paleontology and are precious witnesses of the past of the Earth.
Impactful are the skeletons of large proboscidean: including a mastodon with long fangs and stocky, and a large adult elephant four meters high. There are other skeletons of cave lion, leopard, tiger saber-toothed lived millions of years ago in Tuscany when its territory was a savannah.
Are on display the skeletons of Sirenia, large aquatic mammals herbivores ancient, distant relatives of elephants and the progenitors of Dugongidi and Manatees still present in the Atlantic Ocean and in the Indian Ocean.
An entire room is dedicated to the horse that originally (55 million years ago) was the size of a dog of medium height. The exhibition allows us to see and understand the evolution took place for this beautiful animal.
Horne Museum strong>
MUSEUM HORNE, via dei Benci, 6
In 1911 the English architect and historian Herbert Percy Horne bought Palazzo Corsi, Via de ‘Benci, with the intent to give an adequate framework to its collection of paintings, sculptures, drawings and furniture, as well as to recreate the’ atmosphere and environment of a Renaissance château.
At his death, in 1916, Horne leaves his collection (which in the meantime has grown to accommodate more than six thousand works) to the Italian State, creating a foundation, intended “for the benefit of education.”
Even today, the Museo Horne is presented to visitors as we wanted the English collector: a refined mine of masterpieces of painting and sculpture (from Giotto to Simone Martini, Masaccio, Filippino Lippi, Domenico Beccafumi and Giambologna) but also and above all a home, furnished with valuable pieces from the thirteenth to the seventeenth century.
In the heart of Florence, symbolic place of culture and art of the Renaissance, the Museo Horne aims as well as a space in which to relive the past and discover customs and art of the city between the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries.
The Garden of Archimedes,
Museum for Mathematics
Via di San Bartolo a Cintoia, 19a,
We have the first Museum of Mathematics in Italy entirely dedicated to the science and its applications. Established in 2004 within the premises of the former Technical Institute tourist Marco Polo Via San Bartolo a Cintoia, the Garden of Archimedes, within its post-industrial structure, offers activities and workshops that highlight, in an engaging and fun, as mathematics has deep connections with art, music and many other forms of expression and figurative.
The project of a museum entirely dedicated to mathematics was born in the early ’90s with a conference at the Scuola Normale Superiore of Pisa on ideas and proposals for a museum of mathematics, with the aim of bringing mathematics to the wider audience of non-experts. And in fact the proposals of the Garden of Archimedes are designed and targeted to school children of all kinds and grades, which, through workshops for different age groups, can make direct, tangible experience of its applications, experimenting with how mathematics can be from time to time make, touch, discover, create, play and sing ….
Museo Galileo in Florence strong>
Institute and Museum of the History of Science: