Sow, grow and cook

Sow, grow and cook: On October 6th, come to Explora and attend the free-of-charge launch event for the GARDENStoGROW Urban Horticulture for Innovative and Inclusive Early Childhood Education project, co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union, which aims at setting up educational vegetable gardens and training courses for teachers and school managers.

The day event will introduce free-admission workshops taking place in the outdoor area and in the Officina in Cucina (Cooking Lab) space for children aged 3-5 years and 6-11 years, from 10:30 am to 06:30 pm

OFFICINA IN CUCINA (Cooking Lab)
To be booked:
Officina for children aged 3-5 years at 10:30 am and 03:30 pm
Officina for children aged 6-11 years at 12:30 pm and 05:30 pm

The Cooking Lab space will host Recipes from the garden – Carrot cake, a free activity that opens up the season of Officina in Cucina with new recipes based on vegetables.
Great news for the 2018-19 year: the Officina in Cucina (Cooking Lab) workshops will be also available for younger children, aged 3 to 5 years.

WORKSHOPS IN THE GARDEN
(to be booked, at 11:15 am, 12:15 pm, 03:15 pm and 04:15 pm)

– Paper and Seeds – workshop (3-5 years)
To get children familiar with the wonderful world of seeds. Sustainability, respect for the environment and creativity are the keywords of an outdoor activity conceived as a real paper-recycling plant, where children can make a sheet of paper full of seeds.

– Grow your future – Workshop (6-11 years)
Children will be projected towards the new frontiers of hydroponic growing. Building a hydroponic mini system is fun and educational, for its waste-reducing property in terms of water and nutrients and its mild impact on the environment.

Find out more on the  GARDENStoGROW project 

When: October 6th, 2018
Age group: 3-11 years
How to attend: free activities in the Explora’s outdoor area and in the Officina in Cucina (Cooking Lab) space Booking is required.

 

European Researchers’ Night 2018

On September 28th, 2018, the Explora Museum will celebrate the European Researchers’ Night, featuring I do not waste, to find out how to reduce food waste, an event promoted for the 13th edition of the European Researchers’ Night organised by Frascati Scienza, dedicated to the BE a citizEn Scientist: la scienza è partecipata (BEES) project.

Admission to the Museum is free for timed visits at 07:30 pm and 09:15 pm, with workshops to be booked and free-admission activities: I do not waste wants to make children and families aware of the food waste issue with the help of Researchers and Scientists who will present activities and workshops created for all age groups.

Together with CREA, a research centre for food and nutrition, and CAR SpA, a food and agriculture centre of Rome, the I do not waste event is meant to highlight how strong the link between environment and food is and how Science, Research and Technology can help us reduce food waste.

On schedule: 

  • Shed light on waste
    Workshop for children aged 3-5 years, booking is required.
    Can food waste be avoided at home, at schools or while shopping? Find out how to do it with small bee-shaped robots: attend the workshop and have fun discovering how to reduce waste by playing. The activity aims at raising preschool-aged children’s awareness of food waste. 
    By Maria Mattera, a nutritionist researcher at CREA alimenti e nutrizione.
  • The right shopping 
    Workshop for children aged 6-8 years, booking is required. 
    Science and Research are working on it, collecting and analysing data to reach the goal: Can we produce a sheet of paper creatively using food scraps? Learn how to recycle creatively, combining new technologies, research and environment and reducing waste by studying keywords such as purchase, shopping, packaging and re-use.
    By Laura Rossi, a biologist nutritionist researcher at CREA alimenti e nutrizione.
  • Programme your consumptions
    Workshop for children aged 9-11 years, booking is required. 
    Shopping and purchases, recipes and amounts of servings, expiration dates and labels; enter the world of robots and computer programming and learn how to adopt correct food habits and understand all the steps in the “waste chain”.
    By Maria Luisa Scalvedi, a nutritionist researcher at CREA alimenti e nutrizione.
  • Not looking good, but good
    Workshop for children aged 3-11 years, booking is required.
    Cannot a less-than-perfect fruit be good? Why when buying fruit and vegetables do we tend to discard those that are not looking good? For children and families alike, this workshop explains how half the food waste takes place at home and provides information on how to reduce food waste caused by a wrong and misleading perception of what healthy food should look like.
    By Mauro Uniformi, an agronomist at Agribioeco Laboratori Riuniti.
  • FOODCONS Food Consumption Data Base
    Free-of-charge kiosk for adults. 
    Supported by CREA researchers, the activity helps adults learn about health and disease prevention, food education and sustainability by providing data on the impact that our food choices have on the environment. Foodcons is a software created by CREA that provides data trends and analytics on “Food Consumption”.
    By Marika Ferrari, a biologist researcher, and Umberto Scognamiglio, a researcher at CREA alimenti e nutrizione.

The European Researchers’ Night, organised by Frascati Scienza, is a great event that brings science in the streets, among citizen, young people and students. This project is supported by the European Commission (GA No. 818728). 

Thanks to: CREA, research centre for food and nutrition
                  CAR SpA, food and agriculture centre of Rome

When: September 28th, 2018
Entry times:  First visit at 07:30 pm, second visit at 09:15 pm
How to attend: free admission to the Museum with online booking required for admission to the museum only.
Booking will be available from Tuesday, September 18th, 2018.
Workshops can be booked in the museum and are for different age groups.

Download our press kit 

 

Give your contribution to the European Researchers’ Night by filling in a short questionnaire

 

Voices

From April 20th to April 22nd Explora, the Children’s Museum of Rome, will host VOICES: international festival of theatre, dance and music, a three-day event which will take place in the Museum’s green area, originated from Voices of Solidarity (VOICES), the European project co-funded by Creative Europe, a programme of the European Union. The project – coordinated by ArtReach LTD, a cultural UK agency – will be on tour at Explora of Rome, as well as at CESIE of Palermo, Altonale GmbH of Hamburg, and the Radu Stanca National Theatre of Sibiu.

The Festival focuses on raising public’s awareness on European values of freedom, democracy, equality and solidarity, thus celebrating freedom of expression through its forms: theatre, dance, music to create performances and workshops for families and schools, staged by artists, performers and international and local actors.

Watch the trailer

The Festival schedule

 

Friday 20th April

10:00 am
Workshop
CANTABILE BALLABILE
By ArteStudio
Dedicated to schools 

11:45 am
Story performance
ONE TABLE (AND FIVE CHAIRS, OR ACTUALLY SIX)
By ArteStudio (IT)
Dedicated to schools and the Press

12:20 pm
Workshop
CANTABILE BALLABILE
By ArteStudio
Dedicated to schools

Saturday 21st April

03:15 pm
Workshop
UNITED IN DIVERSITY
By Sara Greco e Federico Di Maio
3-5 years
Book now

03:15 pm
Cooking Lab
PICCOLI CHEF STELLATI
By Explora
5-11 years
Book now

03:15 pm
Workshop
L’ACCHIAPPASOGNI
By Explora
6-11 years
Book now

04:00 pm
Performance
BORDERLINE
By Patricia Carolin Mai and Jakob Neubauer (DE)
Book now

Participants to the workshop and performance are entitled to a free admission to the Museum
Sunday 22nd April

11:00 am
Workshop
LIBERTÀ È…IMPROVVISAZIONE!
By Giuseppe Marchei, I Bugiardini
6-11 years
Book now

11:30 am
Performance
WHEEZE: WINDS OF CHANGE
By Parrabbola (UK)
Book now

04:00 pm
Workshop
LIBERTÀ È…IMPROVVISAZIONE!
By Giuseppe Marchei, I Bugiardini
6-11 years
Book now

04:30 pm
Performance
WHEEZE: WINDS OF CHANGE
By Parrabbola (UK)
Book now

 

Participants to the workshop and performance are entitled to a free admission to the Museum 

 

Age: 3-11 years
When: April 20th, 21st, 22nd, 2018
How to attend: Free event taking place in the Museum’s green spaces. Participants to the workshop and performance are entitled to a free admission to the Museum at the timed visit following the performance.

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Easter 2018

From March 29th to 31st and on April 1st and 3rd, lots of special Easter events await you at Explora, such as workshops, games, cooking courses, and the not-to-be-missed camps.

Dedicated to nature and its colours, the Explora workshops add the Museum’s visit a creative experience, and encourage discovery and social interaction, combining art, science and experimentation.

The two workshops are divided by age groups:

 

Capture water: Workshop for children aged 3-5 years, where little scientists discover how some materials can take up liquids. Through a series of experiments, little scientists can get familiar with the ability of some materials to capture and hold water; sponges, cloths and some colours to make science fun and easy, at children’s reach;

 

 

Budding botanists: Workshop for children aged 6-11 years that helps children embrace nature with fun and creativity, particularly the world of leaves, and get them to know new concepts and learn to respect the environment.

 

The visit at Explora offers, on March 31st and April 1st,  “Salted croissant: Geometry has more taste”, the new recipe from Officina in Cucina, the Cooking Lab, to prepare crescent-shaped tasty treats from the French cuisine. The soft croissants made with whole wheat flour, filled with ham and melting cheese, are the right recipe to combine cooking art with learning geometry, getting familiar with simple but effective maths concepts.

Is the school closed? During the Easter holidays, the Explora Camp is open: on March 29th-30th and April 3rd, from 8:00 am to 04:30 pm, children will be able to attend one or more special days in the museum, engaging in games, workshops and other entertainment activities about tinkering, crafting, and environmental education for a fun and rich experience. The Explora camp offers a new way to visit the museum, stimulating the children’s creativity, curiosity, and problem-solving skills.

Come and spend a special Easter with us! 
Age: 3-11 years (Officina in Cucina, the Cooking Lab, from 5 years and up).
When: March 29th-30th-31st and April 1st-3rd, 2018. (closed on April 2nd)
How to attend:
For workshops – Activity is included in the Museum ticket price, number of participants is limited. To be booked within 30 minutes after visit starts. Book your visit
For Officina in Cucina, The Cooking Lab Info and booking
For Camp Info and booking

Carnival 2018: Decorate with Style

On schedule at Explora: Decorate with Style, the event for true carnival enthusiasts.
On February 8th-10th-11th and 13th, for children aged 3 to 11 years, two workshops divided by age groups, to discover hats and disguises.

The craziest period of the year is an opportunity to stimulate wits and creativity: use glue, scissors, glitter and cardboard to create your own hat and become many different bizarre characters. Wearing a hat is a way for children to represent emotions, and relate with others and their own physicality by overturning daily perception in a fun way.

Decorate with Style Workshops:

  • Carnival Follies is the workshop for children aged 3-5 years: disguised as a jester, you’ll bring lots of cheers to your friends. Coloured paper triangles, bells and glue for a nice party-proof hat!
  • I have only Carnival on my mind is the workshop for children aged 6-11 years: learn how to make a hat using many different materials, many shapes and colours, taking care of design and model.

The Carnival workshops add creativity by stimulating the children’s curiosity and interest as well as their artistic skills.

Don’t let any strange ideas come into your head, wear a hat!

Technical partner Henkel-Pritt

Age: 3-11 years
When: February 8th and 13th at 03:00 pm and 05:00 pm, Saturday, 10th and Sunday, 11th at 10:00 am, 12:00 pm, 03:00 pm and 05:00 pm.
How to attend: Workshop is included in the Museum ticket price, number of participants is limited.
To be booked at the museum within 30 minutes after visit starts.

Book your admission ticket to the Museum (required). Book now

 

 

Erasmus Night

Have you been to Erasmus?

Haven’t you been to Erasmus?

 

Let’s celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Erasmus Programme with an admission-free night event dedicated to families

ERASMUS NIGHT@EXPLORA will be a special night event! On December 15th, Explora will celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Erasmus Programme with an admission-free night event dedicated to the families of former Erasmus students as well as to families who wants to get to know better this EU Programme that focuses on growing professional skills and social abilities.

With this night event, promoted by the Representation of the European Commission in Italy, we would like you to relive the Erasmus experience with other former students, who are now parents, or to get familiar with the Erasmus Programme, together with your children.

The event will offer many opportunities for sharing and exchanging expertise and experience both to adults and children aged between 3 to 11 years.

During the night event the following activities and workshops will take place: 

  • Postcards from Europe, for the 3-5 age group; a fun and multicolour stamp workshop to customise your prints and make them special;
  • Erasmus lights, for the 6-11 age group; copper wire, LEDs and battery to create a bright and original card;
  • The cheating word, for the 6-11 age group; are we sure that this means…? One word, so many meanings, starting from “Erasmus”;
  • Erasmus connections (for adults), a play-map for connecting the cities of Europe and retrace the journeys made by millions of students (where did you study? where did you leave from?);
  • Take a picture (for everyone!): social photo booth kiosk;
  • Share Erasmus (for adults): tell us funny anecdotes and quirks from your experience in 60 seconds.

Come and celebrate at Explora and wish ERASMUS a Happy Birthday!

Follow the event on Facebook
#erasmusnight #erasmusaexplora

Thanks to Representation of the European Commission in Italy

Information
When: December 15th, 2017, at 07:30-09:30 pm
Age: 3-11 years + parents.
How to attend: Please, select the pushbutton that applies.

 

Have you been to Erasmus?

Haven’t you been to Erasmus?

(Italiano) Un Mare di Avventure

Sorry, this entry is only available in Italian.

Right to play

WARNING:
Activities taking place in the Museum are no longer available, as they have been fully booked.
Booking is not required for activities taking place in the Museum’s outdoor area.

On the International Children’s Rights Day established by the UN, Nickelodeon and NickJr, the two Viacom International Media Networks Italia channels, will set up a big free event at Explora il Museo dei Bambini di Roma.
Blaze and the Monster Machines and Paw Patrol will await you at Explora in one of the four timed visits at 10:00 am, 12:00 pm, 03:00 pm, 05:00 pm and in the Museum’s outdoor areas from 10:00 am to 07:00 pm.
Explora will host many activities and workshops that help children sharpen their wits through exciting challenges and engaging experiences and entertain smaller children with colours and creative ideas.

On this special day NickJr will provide free admission to Explora. You just need to book online on the website https://www.mdbr.it/ as of November 13th, 2017.

Booking is required for activities for the 3-5 age group taking place in the Museum

  • Leave the Paw Patrol print: Designed to get familiar with the art of stamps and make nice paw prints from our four-legged heroes;
  • Fast as Blaze: An entertaining speed competition to reach the finish line among fearless wind cars. Who will be the winner?

Outdoor play area: OUTDOOR HALL (free admission) 

  • Find out how Blaze is made! Turn yourself into a real car expert;
  • Bone Hunt: A treasury hunt as a real Paw Patrol agent;
  • Twister Paw Patrol: Ready for the next move? A game for real twisters is awaiting you;
  • Decorate a bone: Using glitters, sequins, glue and lots of creativity!
  • Masterphoto: Smile in front of the big Monster Truck from “Blaze and the Monster Machines” for a souvenir picture.

Chase and Marshall will also be there to greet children!

PAW PATROL
No matter what the problem is, Paw Patrol is here! For our heroes, no mission is too big and no puppy is too small to carry it out. Each puppy has a special ability and their mission’s success is determined by teamwork and the ability to appreciate everyone’s contribution. The series is on air every day on Nick Jr, Sky 603-604.

BLAZE AND THE MONSTER MACHINES
It’s the preschool property of NickJr that ranked first in 2015 in the US NPD chart as Best New Preschool Property, the animated series is on air every day on Nick Jr, Sky 603-604. Blaze and the Monster Machines is a cartoon designed to stimulate children’s curiosity on technological mechanisms and how they work. Blaze, Monster Truck and AJ, its brave young driver, encourage the children’s audience to be involved in the logical reasoning underlying every project.

Thanks to NickJr, a TV channel on air on Sky 603-604

Age: 3-11 years
When: Sunday November 19th, 2017, from 10:00 am to 07: 00 pm
How to attend: Online booking from the Explora website is required to be admitted to Explora free of charge.  Book now

Booking is required for admission to the museum only. Workshops Leave the Paw Patrol Print and Fast as Blaze can be booked (tickets are limited) within the first 30 minutes after visit starts at the information desk in the museum. Activities in the outdoor areas are free, no booking is required

PHOTOS AND VIDEO RECORDINGS WILL BE TAKEN DURING THE EVENT. IF YOU ARE NOT HAPPY WITH IT, PLEASE INFORM THE EXPLORA STAFF.

Right to health

At Explora, Saturday November 18th, 2017, a free-admission day set up in collaboration with the Ministry of Health, Bambino Gesù Children’s Hospital, CNR (Italian Research Council) and CIN (CNR Immunology Network) to celebrate the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, adopted by the General Assembly of the United Nations on November 20th, 1989.
The Convention sets forth the right to health in article 24: a whole day at the Children’s Museum will be devoted to families who, through workshops and meetings with scientists, doctors and researchers, can become familiar with vaccine-related topics, specifically with an insight into micro-organisms.

The goal of the day is to protect the children’s right to health through an exchange with Scientists, Researchers and Doctors. Only a steady and open communication can ensure that medicine and science be a support for parents who bear the responsibility for protecting their children’s health.

Activities are for all different age groups and take place in all the Museum’s areas.

Workshops to be booked take place in the exhibit pavilion: 

  • I wash my hands, for children aged 3-5 years, to discover the world of bacteria living in the human body and around us, making the experience a starting point for minimising risk factors in our daily life. The activity makes use of microscopes to get children familiar with the Research tools. Activity conducted by the Explora facilitators and Researchers;
  • I protect myself, for children aged 6-7 years, to find out how immune memory triggered by vaccination works to fight the ten most widespread viral or bacterial infections (tetanus, poliomyelitis, diphtheria, hepatitis b, haemophilus influenzae b, whopping cough, measles, parotitis, rubella, chicken pox). Activity conducted by the Explora facilitators and Researchers;
  • The world of DNA, for children aged 8-11 years. Extracting DNA from fruits to find out where it is, what its shape is and whether two alike DNAs exist. What are viral and bacterial DNA and RNA and why do they interfere with the normal functioning of our body? Activity conducted by the Explora facilitators and Researchers.

Free-admission activities taking place in the Museum indoor hall area:

  • I get myself vaccinated, I can’t, I don’t want to, for children aged 3 years and up, animation for children and adults to learn about and simulate the concept of herd immunity with an entertaining group animation.

Activities taking place in the bookshop:

  • Two readings at 11:00 am and 04:00 pm “Experimenting with zombies, vampires and other monsters”.
    Activity conducted by the Explora facilitators and Researchers, duration is 30-40 minutes, booking is required: call number +39 06 3613776. 

During the whole day parents and children can talk to and ask vaccine-related questions to doctors and researchers.

 

Thanks to: Ministry of Health, Bambino Gesù Children’s HospitalCNR

Age: 3-11 years
When: November 18th, 2017, from 10:00 am to 07:00 pm.

How to attend: Online booking from the Explora website is required to be admitted to Explora free of charge.

Book now

Collect your tickets at the ticket office up to 15 minutes prior to your entry time. Your booking will lapse when the visit begins.
Activities taking place in the Museum: Booking is required for admission to the museum only, as of November 13th.
Access to activities is limited and booking is required at the museum within the first 30 minutes after visit starts.
Free activities taking place in the outdoor areas: No booking is required.
Readings at the bookshop: For booking, call number +39 063613776.

 

 

Artisan for a day 2017

After last year’s success, “Artisan for a Day” is coming back to Rome, an initiative by Autostrade per l’Italia for children and their parents to rediscover the importance of manual skills and old trades.

Explora will open its doors to small artisans from Saturday October 28th to 29th, a full weekend dedicated to families followed by more weekends in November: November 4th-5th and 11th-12th. Children together with their parents will turn into woodworkers, bookbinders and basket weavers for a day.

Led by expert artisans, more than 1500 children, aged 6 to 12 years, will take on old trades and tinker their way to new creations. The workshops will teach them how to use tools and materials, help them to discover the tricks of old trades and learn traditional techniques while watching artisans making their handcrafted pieces.

The workshops, for children aged 6 to 12 years, will take place during the visit to the museum and on dedicated weekends.

Come to Explora and have a nice journey with “Autostrade per l’Italia” into trades and traditions, using technique and creativity.

 Thanks to Autostrade per l’Italia

Age: 6-12 years
When: October 28th-29th, November 4th-5th and 11th-12th, at 10:00 am,12:00 pm, 3:00 pm and 5:00 pm.
Booking: required to be admitted to the museum.
Duration: 40 minutes.
Information: ticket price includes admission to workshop. Booking is required for admission to the museum only, and should be made online on the website. Booking and purchase

Workshops can be booked (tickets are limited) within the first 30 minutes after visit starts at the information desk in the museum pavilion.

 

The first weekend will be dedicated to the trade of the “woodworker”, with Leo Pallotta. A workshop to experiment and create a toy to be customised with plenty of pieces available. Woodworking, in fact, offers many interpretative options to give free way to creativity and inspiration.

Leo Matteo P.Pallotta was born in London in 1972. He specialises in design and exhibit installation, and designs and builds educational museum exhibits. He works wood, metal, and resins and is able to shape materials into objects for everyday use, which are also suitable to young children. His philosophy is to bring about the pleasure to create with your own hands; a real mission for him, who follows up the whole process, from concept to final product. The father of two, Zoe and Elia, he first experiments his creations with his small critics and then turn the whole thing into a great project of passion and commitment.

Website www.xlarts.it 

The second weekend will be dedicated to the trade of the “bookbinder”. Two days with Alberto Cecchetti and his staff of Rome’s historical workshop La Legatoria, to learn about the artistic skills of this old trade, made with care and passion.

In the heart of Rome, at a stone’s throw from Piazza della Repubblica, wedged between the lively Rione Monti and the stern Ministry of the Interior and the Teatro dell’Opera, Paola e Alberto have been making anything out of paper, cardboard, canvas, plastic and glue for years.
Making a book out of a digital or paper media or restoring a damaged book are their main strengths. Old and new tools blend tradition with modern technology.

Website La Legatoria

 

The third weekend will be spent with basket makers Andreina e David Lisei, to learn about basket weaving and find out how manual skills combine with a knowledgeable use of traditional tools.

Andreaina and David developed the art of weaving in Montecchio, a village near Terni, out of their passion to rediscover Nature and its gifts and weave all the natural colours of the land.
New tools and old passions to make products and preserve the environment as well as traditions.  

website Arte dell’intreccio