Galileo Galilei was an Italian astronomer, physicist and engineer who has been called the “father” of observational astronomy, physics, the scientific method and modern science.
The GALILEO: Space Visionary special exhibition is a hands-on, interactive exhibition engaging visitors by revealing the secrets of Galileo’s groundbreaking science through interactive experiments and exhibits.
With a hands-on simple machines lab, even the youngest scientist can have fun learning how yesterday’s science has shaped the modern world.
Key features of the exhibition include: over 65 exhibits expertly handcrafted in Italy, historical documents, true ‘hands-on’ interactivity, award-winning craftsmanship, a young experimenters STEM lab, unique exhibits and content, and international appeal.
There are several educational opportunities in GALILEO, including: STEM content, interactive simple machines lab, school excursion-friendly activities, and intergenerational appeal.
Key curriculum areas for school groups include: physics, simple machines, astronomy and history.