MUSE combines the traditional content and approach of a natural history museum with fresh topics and the innovative interaction typical of cutting-edge science museums. Visitors are given an immersive experience via interactive exhibits and multimedia installations.
A cross-disciplinary approach focuses on first-hand experimentation, practical “doing” and informal learning tools. This pioneering formula makes MUSE one of Europe's most innovative science museums.
MUSE is a place of continuous transformation, a ‘grid’ of projects made up of exhibitions, events, workshops, conferences and research facilities.
The permanent exhibition is flanked by innovative projects and numerous temporary displays that, over the course of the year, explore various topics in greater depth.
At the same time, new scientific developments are followed and debated on the web and on social media as part of an innovative, inclusive approach to engaging with the public.
THE HUMAN GENOME. What makes us unique
Why are all people different? Where do they get their talents? Why do some people age so well, and others, unfortunately, not so well? Why does life have a biological limit and how can we prevent illnesses? The exhibition “THE HUMAN GENOME. What makes us unique” looks at questions profoundly affecting us all that are today the subject of important and promising biological research.
Masses of ice, reservoirs of fresh water, tourist attraction, open-air scientific laboratories, thermometers of global warming, testaments to man’s footprint on the environment. Glaciers are this and much more.
Visitors will discover different aspects of glaciology thanks to multimedia content embedded in peculiar wooden structures with simple, clean lines.
A Knowledge Network
MUSE is also the hub of a museum network with seven satellite branches. MUSE is also the only Italian museum with a permanent overseas branch, in Tanzania, where it has engaged in environmental monitoring for over a decade.
The network nodes:
Viote Alpine Botanical Garden, Monte Bondone
Lake Tovel Limnological Centre
Tel. +39 0461 270339
Geological Museum of the Dolomites, Predazzo
Tel. +39 0462 500366
Udzungwa Ecological Monitoring Centre, Tanzania
Terrace of the Stars, Viote del Monte Bondone