Explora, (from their website) is a children-size museum based on learning by doing.
At Explora children can engage in facts, reality and everyday life. You grow up while playing, touching and doing.
Explora relates children to environment, communication, economy, new technologies, science and culture that allow children to explore the mystery of things through interactive exhibits.Tours at Explora are self-guided, children can choose on their own the area and the exhibit to play in, stop there as long as they like, and change the activity whenever they want to.
The last bit is important as here in Italy there is a tendency to push.. sorry meant guide... children in pretty much each aspect of life. And even though staff encourages the children to truly explore, the parents can't help themselves, we have been here twice now and each time I hear: Luisa enough of that now, Giulio lets go over there, Sofia it's time to go upstairs now... On the other hand the boys can happily spend an hour on each activity section and it can be expensive as you pay for a session which is only one hour and 45 minutes long, so it was 17euros for us to get in today and I will be spending the same next week as we only saw half of it. But as my mum said: "the boys like to do things properly!!"
|Entrance with olive tree|
|Water canals outside|
|The very cute bookshop|
|They were so happy when they got this working|
|Side of the building|
|The crumbling walls outside have been cleverly decorated|
|Recycled materials for art projects|
|The pretend vegetable garden|
|The kitchen, Isaac put all his veggies in the oven|
|They then set the table and invited me for dinner|
|Water play with fire engine|
|The water play section is good and quite challenging as it took me a while to work it all out|
|You can only activate some of the features from above|
|Reuben fire fighter|
|Who lives in these houses?|
|The computer room|