The Teatro delle Scienze in Alessandria consists of a Planetarium and a Natural History Museum. For children, especially the butterfly collection is very interesting. The museum was inaugurated in 2006.
Teatro delle Scienze Alessandria
The address of the Teatro delle Scienze is Via 1821, 11 – 18121 Alessandria (tel. +39 0131234266). Admission: 3 Euros. Children between 12 and 18 years old and people 65+: 2 Euro. Children under 12: Free. Opening hours: From Tuesday to Thursday from 15:00 to 18:00. Saturday and Sunday from 16:00 to 19:00 hrs.
Natural History Museum
The “Theater of Sciences” in Alessandria consists of two parts, namely the Natural History Museum and the Astronomical Laboratory.
An introductory video at the entrance describes the origin and development of the Earth. This is followed by the actual exhibition area with rocks, minerals and fossils, which you can look at and are allowed to touch.
One of the highlights is a scale model of the area around Alessandria.
In a transparent cylinder, butterflies from all over the world can be seen.
What to see
Under the dome of the Planetarium a vault has been created on which 6500 stars can be seen. Here you can see the different galaxies as they appear at various times of the year.
There is also a large photo reproduction of the Milky Way.