MUSE is a large museum located in Trento, in the heart of the Italian Alps, dedicated to mountain history, landscape, technology, and sustainability challenges. Dinosaurs, early humans, mammals, glaciers, forests, and much more can be discovered here. This science museum is striking even from the outside, thanks to the innovative building designed by architect Renzo Piano that reflects the mountainous skyline of Trentino. MUSE also cares for an outdoor area of rich urban biodiversity: a 2000-square-meter biotope representing the main wetlands of the Alps.
Active, attractive and memorable: these are the key words to define MUSE–The Science Museum that aims at involving its visitors with innovative themes and exhibitions. 19,000 square metres exhibit where MUSE stimulates in its visitors the thirst for knowledge, stressing the urgency of focusing on the delicate relationship among mankind, Nature and environmental changes. A place where visitors learn how science and technology can be implemented in a sustainable manner. Opened in late July 2013, the MUSE offers a lively experience to youngsters and families. It is a place where fun and learning go hand-in-hand with the pleasure of surprise and unveil unexpected facts about our world.
MUSE exhibits use the metaphor of the mountain to describe life on Earth. You start from the top: the terrace and the 4th floor allow us to encounter the sun and ice; from there, you descend to investigate the issues of biodiversity, sustainability, and evolution, until you reach the basement and the wonders of the tropical greenhouse.
MUSE is a place of constant change, from the main exhibitions, up to date with the latest developments, to special projects, with prestigious national and international collaborations, and finally to MUSE Lab, where the most advanced experiments in the field of new technologies take place.