Science buffs of all ages marvel at the array of historic scientific and mathematical instruments at Florence’s Museo Galileo. Check out barometers, globes, and microscopes dating as far back as the 13th century, as well as a telescope that Galileo used. Engaging hands-on exhibits demonstrate the instruments’ inner workings.
The Galileo Museum, formerly known as the Institute and Museum for the History of Science, filled with scientific instruments that date back to the 13th century, including a telescope Galileo once used. Ancient barometers, globes, microscopes, quadrants, and more delight both science and history enthusiasts. There is also a giant sundial on the premises. Choose your time of entry to the Galileo Museum, and skip the lines when you arrive.
Experience one of Florence’s most fascinating museums with a 1.5-hour guided tour of Galileo's National Science Museum. Enjoy skip-the-line entrance and benefit from a small-group size as you browse the interactive exhibitions, admire Galileo’s original telescopes and scientific tools, and learn all about the scientist’s groundbreaking discoveries.
Explore the life and scientific legacy of one of the most famous Florentines on a private tour revolving around Galileo. Visit the astronomer’s namesake museum to learn about his life and see historic telescopes, and pay tribute at a forum and statue dedicated to him at the Observatory Museum. After learning about Galileo’s controversial theories and discoveries, finish the journey in front of his tomb inside the Basilica of Santa Croce.
City Florence Tours invites you to discover the Galileo Galilei - Science Museum in Florence. This visit will guarantee you priority access to the museum, allowing you to save precious time, without long waits.
Visiting the museum privately you will be accompanied by a local and expert guide who will focus exclusively on your requests, letting you explore one of the richest scientific collections in the world. During the tour, you will learn all about the history of the mathematician and philosopher Galileo Galilei, who during the reign of Cosimo II de' Medici, exercised his functions at the court of the Grand Dukes of Florence. Inside the museum, there are numerous interesting objects, including the original telescope invented by Galileo and used for his astronomical and scientific studies. You will learn about optics and electrostatics and you will have fun discovering the games of the past, fun and interesting for both adults and children.
Welcome to Florence! Would you like to introduce your children to the man that revolutionized science, leaving an indelible legacy which still affects our lives today?
Our Galileo Galilei Tour for Kids in Florence is an excursion the whole family will enjoy.
With an expert English- speaking guide, history and science come to life to inspire and delight one and all.
You will learn all about the life and scientific discoveries of Galileo Galilei, an Italian astronomer, physicist and engineer, considered one of the most important revolutionaries in the field of science.
2 hours 30 minutes
Price varies by group size
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Alessandro was the most wonderful guide. He really knows art, architecture and history, and his passion for it shows. We could not have found a more knowledgeable and professional guide anywhere- truly gifted and just incredible.