Kids’ weekend at Milan Science Museum

Three days of educational fun.

Milan’s Museum of Science and Technology (MUST) is offering a full weekend (including Monday’s May Day bank holiday) of activities for kids of all ages, starting 29 April.

The “Tinkering Zone” is a workshop organised by the Exploratorium and MUST to explore tinkering and making activities to create new standards for blending science and art explorations. The zone this week includes a wind tunnel to create objects that fly and whirl and a DIY transformers workshop to make working models from bits of scrap.

The “surprising ingredients” lab (from 7 years) will teach children to create glowing or mouldable foods and sticky, edible objects, while the “colour explosion” lab (from 8 years) will explore liquids which refuse to mix, substances which refuse to dissolve, and exploding foams.

Even the very youngest can play and learn: 3- to 5-year-olds can join the crew of a caravel and follow the adventures of history’s great explorers.

For children of all ages – and their parents – there will be guided tours of trains, sailing ships and transatlantic liners, the submarine Toti, aircraft and space rockets, and street food in the museum grounds.

The museum, in Via S. Vittore and close to S. Ambrogio metro station, is open from 09.30 to 17.30 on weekends and holidays. Full price for entry €10, reduced to €7.50 for over-65s, under-25s and several other categories. The day-to-day programme of this weekend’s events is on the MUST website.