Explora Gift Shop and Bookshop

Explora’s Shop Promotion – Do you know how it works?


For each 50 euros spent you’ll receive an “I INVITE YOU” ticket as a gift! Do your shopping at the Explora Bookshop, where you can find many Christmas gift ideas. Products are carefully selected and are made for all age groups: books or science, recreational and tutorial games.

Offer is valid from December 1st to January 7th, 2020 (closed on December 23rd, 25th and January 1st)

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(Italiano) Lavora con noi

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Io e la scienza

Aria, acqua, terra e fuoco: scopriamo gli elementi naturali che ci circondano per imparare ad osservare e comprendere la natura intorno a noi.
Percorso tematico di 1 ora e 45 minuti Approfondisci

GARDENStoGROW Logo Design Contest

Enrol in the Logo Design Contest GARDENStoGROW dedicated to artists, graphic designers, professionals or amateurs to create the GARDENStoGROW projects brand identifying logo for all communications, both hardcopy and digital.

GARDENStoGROW is a project co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union whose aim is to enhance the variety and quality of primary school education in four countries (Italy, Spain, UK, Bulgaria), by making educational gardens at Explora and partner structures. 

The contest will start on September 1st, 2017 and will end on September 30th, 2017.
The final selection will take place in two stages:

Stage 1: from October 1st to 15th – the first three logos will be selected;
Stage 2: October 24th – the prize awarding event will take place during the kick-off meeting at Explora, the Childrens Museum of Rome.

The logo contest is open to all persons aged 16 to 35 years, professionals residing in one of the state members of the European Union, students/graduates in Architecture, Design and Arts, Fashion, Advertising Design, Industrial Design, individually or in team (please indicate leader), provided that a single branding project is presented.

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GARDENStoGROW is a project co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union

In addition to Explora, GARDENStoGROW includes 10 more European partners – 4 universities and research centres, 1 children’s museum, 1 foundation and 4 schools: ALMA MATER STUDIORUM – UNIVERSITÀ  DI BOLOGNA – Department of Agricultural Sciences; UNIVERSITÀ DEGLI STUDI DI PARMA – Department of Human, Social Sciences and Cultural enterprises; research centre STEPS S.r.l. of Bologna; ISTITUTO COMPRENSIVO CLAUDIO ABBADO, with the nursery school of school complex Leonarda Vaccari of Roma; MUZEIKO FOUNDATION, the Children’s Museum of Sofia, Bulgaria; Cosmos Kids 1 LTD, nursery school of Sofia, Bulgaria; SOUTH WEST COLLEGE, University of Northern Ireland, United Kingdom; Dungannon Primary School of Northern Ireland, United Kingdom; FUNDACIÓN TIERRA INTEGRAL of Bullas, Spain; nursery school ESCUELA DE EDUCACION INFANTIL N1 of Bullas, Spain.

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2017 Teachers’ Open Day

Monday, October 16th, from 04:30 pm to 07:00 pm.
The annual meeting dedicated to teachers, digital facilitators and school managers: free meetings and workshops on new technologies, teaching methods, design and training, to learn about all the new events planned for the 2017-2018 academic year. Approfondisci

Journeys: Art beyond borders

From April 21st the Art beyond borders at Explora, with 2 exhibitions of the Journeys project, co-financed by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union.

  • The exhibition Children of the sea by Sibomana focuses on the faces of ten children who are accommodated in a centre for asylum seekers on the outskirts of Rome. On display in the area in front of the museum’s entrance hall, it highlights Sibomana’s technique that makes use of black and white photographs and bright colour painting. The message is clear: educating people to integration, reminding that all children have a right to be happy.


  • The Photo exhibition by Luigi Narici (AGF) is on display in the museum hall and captures the project events, from 1st to 9th April at Explora, with more than 200 families with “Play on the beach”, theatre play by Riccardo Vannuccini, ArteStudio, the workshop “Diversity as richness”- Workshop based on the comic strip “Il fumetto intercultura” by Takoua Ben Mohamed, and “Colour Journey”- Arts workshop with Sibomana.


The Journeys project is co-funded by Creative Europe, a European Commission’s programme, whose aim is to promote refugees’ integration through visual arts and theatre. The project – coordinated by Artreach, a cultural UK agency – is on tour in Rome at Explora, in Palermo at CESIE and in Hamburg at Altonale GmbH as partners, and also involves the Municipality of Rieti and TRAFO House of Contemporary Arts in Budapest as associate partners.



Time: from Tuesday to Sunday, 8.00- 00.00

For more information on the European project, visit the  Dedicated page 

JOURNEYS is made possible by funding from the European Union through Creative Europe


Explora as a gift

Have you ever thought about giving something unique and original as a Christmas present?

A visit to the Museum is the solution for you: with the YOU ARE INVITED tickets you can offer your friends a special adventure, an admission to the wonderful world of little explorers!
Offering an admission to Explora means turning a gift into an exciting and valuable experience to enrich Christmas with many discoveries and fun.

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Don’t miss your chance to offer an unforgettable year full of play and discovery: offer FRIENDS CARD!

Christmas 2016 Workshops

Workshops are an experience dedicated to children to make even more special their visit to the museum:
They are conceived in an atmosphere of joy and are made to give children free vent to their creativity and as an insight into different subjects such as science, technology, art, and Do It Yourself.
Workshops on schedule:

  • To decorate a tree 3-5 years – Manual workshop to make gorgeous Christmas ornaments and find out about many materials, by knowing their properties and how to reuse them (till December 31st)
  • 3D Christmas 6-11 years – Technology Workshop which combines experimenting and fun with one of the more creative and intriguing techniques for image reproduction (till December 31st)
  • Fly, fly, Befana 3-5 years – Creative Workshop to discover how mechanisms work by playing with rails, wool threads, paper, and glittering ornaments (from January 2nd)
  • Ready to launch! 6-11 years – A Maker-style workshop, a contemporary movement characterised by the combination of multiple disciplines, such as engineering, DIY and technology in a huge melting pot of ideas and creations (from January 2nd)

When: December 8th-9th-10th-11th and December 23rd to January 8th, 2017 at 10:00am, 12:00pm, 3:00pm and 5:00pm. (December 24th and 31st the last visit is at 3:00pm)
Age: 3 years and up
How to attend: tickets include access to workshop and are limited. Tickets are to be booked at the information desk within the first 30 minutes after visit starts. Book now
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Do you want to add a “sweet” Cooking Lab to your visit?
With Officina in Cucina, the Cooking Lab at Explora, take part in Chocolate Salami, to become an expert chef of delicious Christmas recipes.

When: Saturdays and Sundays in December and January, special openings December 8th and January 6th (Saturdays on December 24th and 31st morning visits only)
Time: 10:45am and 3:45pm
Age:5 years and up
Ticket price: €10.00 for the Cooking Lab only. Entry ticket to the exhibit pavilion is € 6.00 only if visits take place on the same day.
How to attend: access to workshop is limited; tickets can be bought directly online or booked by calling 06 3613776, tickets must be collected at least 30 minutes before the workshop starts.


Explora’s Shop and Bookshop

Explora’s Shop Promotion – Do you know how it works?

For each 50 euros spent you’ll receive a “YOU ARE INVITED” as a gift! Do your shopping at the Explora’s Bookshop, where you can find many Christmas gift ideas. Products are carefully selected and are made for all age groups: books or science, recreational and tutorial games.

Offer is valid from December 8th, 2016 to January 6th, 2017
Special openings: December 26th and January 2nd
(closed on December 25th and January 1st)

Explora’s Shop and Bookshop

Explora in your school