5 great museums you must visit with children

Bees, dinosaurs, crystals and missiles. Who said culture is boring?

The keyword is: discover. While having fun, of course! In Trentino, beside the big names, like Muse and MART, there are some hidden gems to discover. They are sometimes called the secondary museums, but they come second only for dimensions.

Here’s a small guide to 5 museums with the “WOW” factor that will surely make an impression on children and adults alike. Turn those grey wet days into an adventure for the whole family. Or just come and see the world from a different point of you.

Val di Sole - Croviana - MMape - Mulino Museo dell'ape
#1

MMApe: Honey and Beekeeping Museum

In Val di Sole there is a watermill transformed into a museum, or should we say, into a hive. An amusing and curious museum where to discover the world of bees, appreciate the important role of this insect in our ecosystem and, why not, taste the delicious honey.

Pietra Viva Museum
#2

Pietra Viva Museum

Embark on a journey to the centre of the Earth: an unusual and interactive installation over four floors to discover the local history of minerals and metals, the secrets of the old mines of  Valle dei Mocheni and get up close with the kaleidoscopic world of crystals.

Lavarone - Forte Belvedere
#3

Forte Belvedere & Base Tuono

Two museums, just a few kilometres from each other, that will transport you back in time. On Alpe Cimbra children will gain a valuable insight into the Great War - that shaped significantly some areas in Trentino – and discover the complex strategies of the Cold War. All in one day!

Valle dell'Adige - Trento - Mattarello - Museo Caproni
#4

Aeronautical Museum  Gianni Caproni

Calling all the little pilots out there! In Trento you find the oldest aviation museum in the world, a unique collection of aircrafts dating early 1900 thanks to the brave work of aviation pioneer Gianni Caproni. If you loved “The wind rises” by Miyazaki - you probably remember him.

Dinosaur footprints
#5

Dinosaur footprints

Children and dinosaurs, a perfect match no? The section” Open Air” of Museo Civico in Rovereto offers a unique opportunity to step back to the Jurassic and find the footprints (real ones!) of these prehistoric giants that once roamed our planet.

 

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