EXPLORE THE CHILDREN'S MUSEUM OF ROME Children's Museum is the first private non-profit Italian. It 'a permanent structure for children, schools and families active since 2001.
He is a member of Ecsite, the European network of science museums and science centers, and Hands On! International, an international network that brings together unique museums around the world aimed at children. The Museum offers an opportunity to play, direct experimentation and learning in the field that focuses on children and their potential, offering opportunities for enrichment and socialization, promoting the development of their cognitive abilities and emotional.
Explora is located in the former tram depot historically called Borghetto Flaminio, in the heart of Rome, between Villa Borghese and Piazza del Popolo. The area of 8,000 square meters of
land granted to the Children's Museum of the City of Rome (concession deed No. 102517 of 14/09/00 and DC Resolutions No. 175/99 and No. 228/97), has been restored and redeveloped thanks to the support of private companies and public bodies involved in a fundraiser for € 3,700,000.
Explora consists of an exhibition hall, with free access to a green area equipped with games, a kitchen dedicated to nutrition education workshops, a library, a shop, a bar, a restaurant and parking for visitors. After 12 years of growth and success, Explora grows - the museum's expansion project launched in 2013 - is the final step in the redevelopment of the remaining 2,000 square meters area. The campaign fund-raising in the future I see the purpose of collecting 2,500,000 Euros to build new structures and buildings dedicated to gaming, science and the environment.
A space back to the city
Archaeology industrialeTrasparenzaEnergia from the sun
In 1998, when the municipal area of the former tram depot Atac Via Flaminia 80 has been given under concession to the Children's Museum, the buildings were in a complete state of neglect and decay. The spaces have been the subject of a project to recover and adapt to the display function. With the renovation of the buildings dating between 1870 and 1920, he made a great work of urban regeneration that has transformed a degraded area into a valuable point of reference for children, families and schools. The design approach has wanted to keep the historical memory of the industrial facade on Via Flaminia. The cast of the pavilion is a testimony of the restoration work carried out on the structure, characterized by the lattice trusses of the French Polonceau coeval of the Eiffel. In this context, the recovery of the steel structure and cast iron patented by Polenceau, was born the exhibition hall, surrounded by a green city, a key element for the redevelopment of the entire area.