Via Galcianese, 26, 59100 Prato PO, Italia
The Museum of Planetary Sciences in Prato is a museum designed for teaching about the wonders of the universe in an accessible and captivating way. Here, astrophysics, astronomy and geology, the studies of minerals and the planets, become enjoyable for everyone thanks to a route that keeps in mind the varied needs of all its visitors.
The exhibition winds through thematic rooms, designed as a journey that ranges from the elements closest to us to the infinity of distant space. Through images, short films and multimedia stations, visitors can learn about the Solar System and the universe, with models of planets and a special depiction of the Milky Way. Amongst everything the sky offers, there are also the so-called impactites, which add to the museum with a large collection of meteorites, fascinating fragments of space that have reached our hands and among which is the largest of its kind in Italy, weighing more than 270 kg. The collection is truly impressive, with more than 100 objects on display coming from various parts of the world, gathered mostly through dedicated expeditions organized by the Foundation that manages the museum.