Visit the Leonardo da Vinci Museum of Science and Technology
Housed in a 16th-century monastery is the Leonardo da Vinci Museum of Science and Technology. Inspired by the inventions of Milan’s most famous resident, Leonardo da Vinci, the Leonardo da Vinci museum explores man’s relationship with machines through exhibits, scale models and activities. A fascinating experience for everyone, the interactive nature of the Leonardo da Vinci museum makes it a particularly enjoyable visit for children.
Leonardo da Vinci
A large section of the museum is dedicated to the inventions of Leonardo. It includes the largest collection of car models made from Leonardo’s drawings and a reconstruction of his flying machine. Many of his original drawings are on display at the museum.
Plane and train enthusiasts will be in paradise as they explore this section and climb aboard the collection of old steam trains. You can also visit a reconstruction of a bridge, the ballroom of an old ocean liner, and even a real submarine.
Tracing the journey of astronomical research from the time of Galileo to the present day and beyond, this exhibit opened in 2014. Discover a cosmonaut’s suit, a reproduction of part of the International Space Station and the only piece of moon rock in Italy.
Many sections of the Leonardo da Vinci museum look at the future of science and technology, including nanotechnology, genetics and robotics. Here, as elsewhere in the museum, the emphasis is on interaction and discovering for yourself what this technology means.
Plan your visit
The museum is open Tuesday to Sunday and can be entered at a 25% discount with your MilanoCard. There is a gift shop, and refreshments can be purchased from vending machines or the self-service canteen. Allow at least two to three hours for your visit to fully explore the Leonardo da Vinci museum. If visiting with young ones, be warned – you may find it hard to tear them away!