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Galileo Galilei Science Museum Tour - Florence

Enjoy a guided visit with a great guide to see the Galileo Galilei Science Museum in Florence.

Galileo Galilei Science Museum Tour-Florence

 

History

Previously known as the Institute and Museum for the History of Science.

Galileo Galilei

Since 2010 this historic location in Florence has been dedicated to Galileo. 

Greatest minds in history

Housing the scientific and mathematical instruments that have helped some of the greatest minds in history gain an understanding of the world around us.

Highlights of the private Galileo Galilei Science Museum Tour include:

  • See the instruments that aided Galileo with his fascinating and once heretical findings, including the world being round and the Earth orbiting around the sun
  • Learn about the strange and the marvellous instruments developed by some of the world’s greatest minds
  • Witness the birth of amazing discoveries in the fields of astronomy, science and physics – discoveries which formed the basis of many of today’s most useful technologies
  • Hear captivating stories behind the creation of these wondrous tools, used as party tricks to amaze spectators with ‘magic’ and illusions based on burgeoning scientific knowledge
  • See beautifully hand-made scientific objects that used to belong to the Medici and Lorraine families, including early astrolabes, calculators, thermometers, and even some strange surgical instruments
  • Gaze upon original telescopes used by Galileo in 1609 to find Jupiter’s satellites
  • Learn about his outstanding contributions to human knowledge that led to his being known as the Father of Astronomy, of Science, and Physics

Rooms within the Galileo Museum include:

  • The Medici Collections
  • Astronomy & Time
  • The Representation of the World
  • Galileo’s New World
  • The Accademia del Cimento: Art and Science of Experimentation
  • After Galileo: Exploring the Physical and Biological World
  • The Lorraine Collections
  • The Spectacle of Science
  • Teaching and Popularizing Science: Mechanics, Teaching and Popularizing
  • Science: Optics, Pneumatics, Electromagnetism
  • The Precision Instrument Industry
  • Measuring Natural Phenomena: Atmosphere and Light
  • Measuring Natural Phenomena: Electricity and Electromagnetism
  • Chemistry and the Public Usefulness of Science
  • Science in the Home

Tour Details

The fine tour details:

Included
  • See the instruments that aided Galileo with his fascinating and once heretical findings, including the world being round and the Earth orbiting around the sun
  • Learn about the strange and the marvellous instruments developed by some of the world’s greatest minds
  • Witness the birth of amazing discoveries in the fields of astronomy, science and physics – discoveries which formed the basis of many of today’s most useful technologies
  • Hear captivating stories behind the creation of these wondrous tools, used as party tricks to amaze spectators with ‘magic’ and illusions based on burgeoning scientific knowledge
  • See beautifully hand-made scientific objects that used to belong to the Medici and Lorraine families, including early astrolabes, calculators, thermometers, and even some strange surgical instruments
  • Gaze upon original telescopes used by Galileo in 1609 to find Jupiter’s satellites
  • Learn about his outstanding contributions to human knowledge that led to his being known as the Father of Astronomy, of Science, and Physics
Not included: Tips
Start Location: Florence
End Location: Florence
Dress Code: Casual and comfortable

Meeting Point

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If you would like a private transfer to the meeting point please choose the optional add-on.

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1 review for Galileo Galilei Science Museum Tour – Florence

  1. Chere Woodey

    All in our party enjoyed our Galileo tour. It was informative and all questions about exhibits were well answered.

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