Scientific exhibitions

The National Research Council has gained unique experience in the design and construction of scientific exhibitions, exhibits and interactive installations, operating in a wide variety of themes and contexts.

Through these tools, important opportunities for cultural growth and updating are provided, bringing the scientific community closer to citizens - a mission, the latter, which falls within the statutory purposes of the Cnr - and contributing to the development of the "knowledge society".

The Cnr Communication Unit has a wealth of exhibitions differentiated by content, languages ​​and methodology of interaction. The interactive science exhibitions, in particular, with their 'hands-on' approach represent one of the most effective ways to involve the public of all ages, starting from the very young, towards scientific issues, subverting the idea of ​​science as a subject difficult or boring, and allowing you to discover phenomena that are found in many aspects of everyday life.

Easy to handle, many creations can be set up temporarily for events or specific dissemination initiatives organized in public and private bodies, institutions, cultural associations and foundations, as well as in open spaces and places of culture.


Logo AquaeAquae - The future is in the ocean

Exhibition dedicated to illustrating the main characteristics of the marine environment, with particular attention to the use and conservation of its resources for sustainable development. Read more >>

Logo Scienza si fa bella'La scienza si fa bella'

'Scienza si fa bella' was born to further enhance the extensive heritage of interactive exhibits belonging to the various exhibitions of the Cnr, offering the public new exhibition itineraries declined in different themes, locations and purposes. Read more>>

Logo ArticoArtico - Interactive journey to the pole

The exhibition through physical and multimedia installations, interactive experiments, scientific equipment, scale reconstructions, documents, objects and suggestive images guides the public to discover the Arctic, its peculiarities and observed phenomena.Read more>>

Logo Elettronica di plasticaPlastic electronics

The exhibition straddles design and technology dedicated to biolectronics, biosensing, electro-optical systems, energy conversion, advanced electronic devices and circuits. Read more>>

Logo Italia del Futuro

Italy of the future

Scientific-interactive exhibition, created on the initiative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, with the aim of presenting the innovations of which Italy was the creator and pioneer at an international level.Read more>>

Logo Semplice e Complesso'Semplice e Complesso'. Interactive exhibition of complexity, disorder and chaos

A very topical exhibition that allows you to approach in an engaging way a theme that is at the same time the subject of high research and common to many experiences of everyday life: complexity.    Read more>>

Logo AgoraAgorà. Science and mathematics of the ancient Mediterranean

An interdisciplinary exhibition of great visual impact, which makes you travel in space and time to discover the origins of Western scientific culture and the greatest scientists of antiquity.    Read more>>


Logo Meraviglie della ScienzaThe Wonders of Science

Interactive scientific exhibition that aims to bring visitors of all ages closer to the world of science and technology through a playful approach.  Read more>>

Logo Laser

Laser. Light over the horizon

Highly scenographic exhibition characterized by an immersive environment that presents, through exhibits and suggestive installations, a long-lived but very current technology: the laser. Read more>>


Other exhibitions, curated in collaboration with the Press Office, shift the focus on the narration of science and the history of the institution through its most eminent scholars.

Foto mostra Racconti e ritratti di medicina e malattia.

Tales and portraits of medicine and disease

The exhibition addresses the concepts of disease and medicine through the forms of literary and visual narration that have characterized different eras. Read more>>

Vito Volterra invito mostraVito Volterra. The courage of science

Through documents, images, objects and videos, the exhibition recalls the figure and work of Vito Volterra: first president of Cnr. Read more>>

Logo Riscattiamo la scienza'Riscattiamo la scienza'

Exhibition born from the homonymous photographic competition launched by the Cnr on the occasion of the 90th anniversary of the organization (2013). Read more>>

In addition to these, there are permanent installations inserted in larger centers dedicated to science, such as museums and Science Centers throughout the country, and collaborations in the context of scientific exhibitions also organized by other institutions and held in Italy and abroad.

Logo La città dei bambini'La città dei bambini e dei ragazzi' of Genoa

Permanent science center 'Città dei Bambini e dei Ragazzi' of Genoa, Italy (space 6-14 years). Read more>>

Logo Natur.acqua water exhibition AmbienteParco of Brescia

A path dedicated to the discovery of the water resource within AmbienteParco of Brescia, a permanent science center dedicated to environmental sustainability.  Read more>>

Logo Cittadella Mediterranea della Scienza'Cittadella Mediterranea della Scienza'

La Cittadella Mediterranea della Scienza in Bari is the first permanent science center entirely designed and built by Cnr. Read more>>

Logo Italia: l'arte della scienzaItalia: the art of science

The exhibition explores the values, economic-productive impact and opportunities of the Italian "way of doing science", enhancing a scientific community of female scientists who are committed to leading positions in all areas of research. Read more>>

Logo Italia la bellezza della conoscenza

'Italia la bellezza della conoscenza'

Traveling exhibition to make the immense cultural heritage of our country known abroad, even in its intangible aspects: a quality of life among the best in the world, an extraordinary territory with elements of great modernity and projection towards tomorrow, its great thinkers. Read more>>



Last update: 26/05/2022