Inaugurated on 27th July 2013, the MUSE (The Science Museum of Trento) became, along with Le Albere District, one of the main symbols of the city and a reference point for people visiting Trento. It’s outstanding for its particular structure, designed by the renowned architect Renzo Piano, which recalls the jaggedness of the Trentino mountains, creating an interesting visual contrast with the ancient Palazzo delle Albere, located right next to the museum.
On entering the museum, visitors are struck by the vertical development of the interior, which envelopes the Big Void, or “grande vuoto”, that cuts down through all the floors of the museum. In this open space a wide range of stuffed animals, from a majestic whale skeleton to woodland animals and high-altitude birds, seem to float on suspended supports.
The MUSE houses a variety of permanent exhibitions, temporary exhibitions, educational and research workshops and seminars, not to mention its vast tropical greenhouse that recreates a slice of the African rainforest.
During Il Festival dello Sport this location will host the Sport Tech District, dedicated to the three intertwined topics of sport, innovation and technology.
Corso del Lavoro e della Scienza, 3, 38122 Trento TN