Halloween 2019


Ready for the scariest holiday of the year? Many workshops are on schedule at Explora from October 31st to November 3th!

We’ll experiment with art, science and games in three workshops taking place at every timed visit by age groups. 

 

 


    In the month of November Officina in cucina, Cooking Lab, the area separate from the exhibit pavilion. 

 

 

 

Age Groups: 3-11 years
When: October 31st at 03:00 pm, 05:00 pm; and November 1st, 2nd and 3rd at 10:00 am, 12:00 pm, 03:00 pm, 05:00 pm.
How to attend workshops in the pavilion: tickets include access to workshops and are limited; to be booked within the Museum within the first 30 minutes after visit starts. Booking is required for admission to the museum, online or calling number +39 (0)6 3613776.
If you purchase your tickets online, you are admitted directly to the museum and avoid queuing at the ticket office.
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Officina in cucina, Cooking Lab
How to attend workshops in the Cooking Lab space: tickets can be bought directly online or at the ticket office.
When: November 1st, 2nd and 3rd, at 10:45 am for children aged 5-11 years, at 03:45 pm for children 6-11 years.
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(Italiano) Notte Europea dei Ricercatori 2019

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2019 Teachers’ Open Day

Monday, October 7th, from 04:30 pm to 07:00 pm. To investigate new approaches and methods and get to know the world of STEAM education, creative workshops, dance and inclusion best practices in the 21st-century school. Admission is free.
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Springtime at the Museum

2019 Springtime at the Explora Museum offers a plethora of events to spend your holidays having fun and making discoveries.

While waiting for the holidays, why not to attend the weekend workshops on April 6th-7th and 13th-14th: 

  • Print, what an impression! – for children aged 3-5 years, to play with a printing technique and create patterns, drawings, decorations and original and custom textures called embossing.
  • A whale of energy! – for children aged 6-11 years, to discover energy through an entertaining activity that will help understand scientific phenomena through some materials’ behaviour.

Will you be in Rome on the Easter bank holidays? Come and have fun at the Museum! 
From April 18th to 28th springtime workshops are available to visitors on the four timed visits (10:00 am, 12:00 pm, 03:00 pm and 05:00 pm):

 

Walking around a farm park – for children aged 3-5 years, the art craft workshop to learn how to decorate DIY toys creatively.  

 

 

 

Valuable Plastic – for children aged 6-11 years, an interactive exhibit workshop, Valuable Plastic, to learn how to collect, re-use, recycle and make new objects from plastic packaging, unveiling the secrets of plastic and learning how to recycle consciously.

 

 

 

Age Groups: 3-5 years and 6-11 years
When: April 6th-7th and 13th-14th and from April 18th to 28th at 10:00 am, 12:00 pm, 03:00 pm and 05:00 pm. 
The Museum is open on April 21st and 25th (Easter and Liberation Day), and closed on April 22nd.
How to attend: tickets include access to workshops and are limited, to be booked in the Museum within the first 30 minutes after visit starts.

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Are schools closed on holidays? Spend a whole day at the Museum, choose the Camp! 
Taking place on April 18th-19th, 23rd, 24th*, 26th*, 29th* e 30th*, the Explora Camp is a fully immersive experience of innovation, experimentation, science, arts and nature which allows to learn and understand in a different way and stimulates creativity and curiosity. (*minimum number required)
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Camp page

 


On weekends and holidays add to your visit the Courgette cookies workshop, the last event at Officina in cucina, the Cooking Lab – Recipes from the garden: the activities are offered in a real kitchen where to take a healthy and tasty snack out of the oven.
Go to the  Officina in Cucina page

 

 


Create, glue, tie, decorate: on sale at the Explora bookshop the Easter Egg Kit, assembled in the Made in Explora space, a teaching aid to make learning easy and decorate Easter trees creatively. 

 

 

 

STEAM DAY

Monday, March 18th, from 05:00 pm to 07:00 pm
A meeting for teachers, educators and amateurs of STEAM, Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Mathematics. 

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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.

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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
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03:15 pm
Cooking Lab
PICCOLI CHEF STELLATI
By Explora
5-11 years
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03:15 pm
Workshop
L’ACCHIAPPASOGNI
By Explora
6-11 years
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04:00 pm
Performance
BORDERLINE
By Patricia Carolin Mai and Jakob Neubauer (DE)
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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
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11:30 am
Performance
WHEEZE: WINDS OF CHANGE
By Parrabbola (UK)
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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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GARDENStoGROW

GARDENStoGROW is a project co-financed by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union, aimed to provide ECEC teachers with an innovative teaching methodology, tools and materials for fostering inclusive attitudes and key competences acquisition from a very early stage of child development (0-6), through horticulture.

GARDENStoGROW is a project co-financed by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union. The project aims to encourage the adoption of innovative and inclusive pedagogical practices at pre-school level, based on urban and social horticulture, in 4 European countries (Italy, Spain, the UK, Bulgaria), for the development and acquisition of basic, civic and transversal competences.

GARDENStoGROW gardens will become permanent and living “learning places” for local schools, pupils, children and families, where they can meet and learn from each other.

The project will generate 4 Intellectual Outputs:

  • IO1 GARDENStoGROW Inventory;
  • IO2 GARDENStoGROW Methodology Guidelines;
  • IO3 GARDENStoGROW Educational Materials & Training course;
  • IO4 Learning, Affordable, Inclusive and Open Gardens for Innovative ECEC practices.

Moreover, GARDENStoGROW will organise 2 training activities, in Italy and in the UK, 4 multiplier events to disseminate the project results, 4 transnational meetings and 4 management and implementation activities.

Together with Explora, GARDENStoGROW includes 10 European partners – 4 universities and research centres, 1 children’s museum, 1 foundation and 4 schools:

Project duration: 01-09-2017-29-02-2020 (30 months)

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

 

Coding4All

Coding 4 all: out-of-school coding camps for girls and low-income peripheral communities empowers girls and peripheral low–income communities with the use of computer programming through out-of-school camps, where the basics of coding are taught in an innovative and informal way.

The project inspires and provides them with a basic knowledge of coding languages, promoting their interest in CS and encouraging them to choose specific university programmes and carriers in the computing fields.

The project enriches the current out-of-school camps offer from Explora and develops pilot coding camps, with the potential to be transferred to other local/regional schools, as well as to other children’s museums, in Italy and in Europe.

Project duration: January-December 2017, with summer and winter coding camps, both at Explora and in selected peripheral schools of Rome.

 

Project duration: 01/01/2017 – 31/12/2017

Support was provided by the Google K-12 Education Outreach Fund of Tides Foundation

Coding4All Explora Roma
Google Rise Awards

 

The summer coding camps is a 5-day programme that includes:

Campus Coding4All - Summer 2017
1st Day2nd Day3rd Day4th Day5th Day
  • Let’s discover how a software works and let’s try to program with no computer (computer science unplugged)
  • What we can do with computer science?
  • Intro to Scratch and to the programming interface.
  • Let’s build our first animated story
  • New features available with Scratch
  • Let’s design and develop our first video-game
  • Intro to Scratch for Arduino and to Arduino platform
  • Let’s control lights and sounds through our software
  • Let’s design and build our first invention
  • What is Web?
  • Let’s design and build our first webpage with HTML and CSS

Let’s design and develop our first app with App-Inventor 2

The winter coding camps is a 3-day programme that includes::

Campus Coding4All - Winter 2017
1st Day2nd Day3rd Day
  • Intro to Scratch! and to the programming interface
  • Let’s build our first animated story
  • New features available with Scratch
  • Let’s design and develop our first video-game
  • Let’s design and develop our first app with App-Inventor 2

 

Robotics workshops at the museum: approaches and learning evaluation

Explora offers, as part of its mission, non-formal education programmes: however, how can we measure and assess reliably the impact on learning?

This was the starting point that eventually led Explora to find a university willing to build a research project together. The search for universities interested in applying their research to the museum originated a partnership and a scholarship funded by the Museo dei Bambini SCS onlus on behalf of the Università degli Studi di Milano – Bicocca, specifically for the Robotics Laboratory for Cognitive and Social Sciences at the University of Milan – Bicocca, “Riccardo Mazza” Department of Human Sciences and Education (DISUF-UNIMIB).

The research project named Robotics Workshops at the Museum: assessing methods and learning processes originated from the desire to systematically assess the impact and the level of effectiveness of the robotics workshops – both recreational and educational – that children attend at Explora. The project is made possible by the work of the Explora team involved in educational activity, design, digital education and relationships with schools and a group of university researchers and scholars from the Bicocca University.

The project’s main goal is to carry out an assessment of the robotics workshops made available at Explora to visiting schools and families, in order to gather information about learning processes and the relationship between educational objectives and how workshops should actually be designed and carried out.

Particularly, the assessment will be carried out on the following:

– 8 Explora resources from the areas of Education, Entertainment, Relationships with schools, Digital, operating on site;

– 4 teachers and children from 4 nursery and primary school classes of the Claudio Abbado Comprehensive School in Rome

– parents and children visiting Explora at a weekend dedicated to robotics.

Data will be gathered through the following methods:

– audio-recorded and semi-structured interviews;

– video recordings.

The project spans over a 12-month period: when the research activity is completed, the University will deliver Explora a final report containing the data that can be used by both organisations in conferences, dissemination articles, science articles appearing on academic magazines related to topics on educational robotics and museum education.

Summer Stem

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