The Museum of Planetary Sciences is an itinerary designed to popularize the spectacular nature of the Universe in an accessible and engaging way. Astrophysics, astronomy, and geology, like the study of minerals and planets, become subjects truly for everyone, thanks to an itinerary that takes into account the varying needs of visitors.
The museum's exhibition itinerary, characterized by large curved concave and convex display areas, is the result of a perfect integration between the building's characteristic architectural elements and the story these exhibits tell.
The environment is almost dark - illuminated only by the diffused light coming from the showcases -and prepares for a kind of journey through time and space that, starting from the origin of the Universe, winds its way to the formation and evolution of our Solar System and planet Earth in particular.
The key witnesses to this fascinating tale are precisely the precious meteorites from Space that contain within them unique information about the first moments of the birth of the planets.
For visitors who are blind or visually impaired, thanks to the invaluable collaboration with the Unioni Ciechi di Prato local branch, a tactile path has been set up that, starting from the museum map, leads to the discovery of the constellations and the solar system; moreover, by means of three showcases that allow for the manipulation of some original specimens, the meteorite and mineral collections can be discovered.