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Museo delle Scienze - Università di Camerino

Situated since 2003 in the splendid ex Convent of San Domenico, the Science Museum of Camerino University was founded in 1988. After the seismic crisis of august – october 2016, the museum is temporarily closed to the public. The most important collection of the Science Museum in the field of natural history is the “Colfiorito Basin” fossil collection. Excavations have been carried out since 1987 in the two sites of Collecurti and Madonna del Piano, Colfiorito basin (Umbria-Marche Apennine), near Camerino.

This collection presents fossil bones belonging to hippopotamuses, elephants, rhinos and other Quaternary fauna. They were recovered and restored by the technicians of the museum with nondestructive techniques and using reversible materials, in order to permit any possible future operations on the specimens. The museum offers a variety of didactic laboratories for experimentation and practical activities available for schools during the week. The didactic activity includes temporary and travelling exhibitions, multimedia didactic materials related to permanent and temporary exhibitions, museum guides and workshops. The museum is also involved in the process of science education and in the promotion of scientific and technological culture in society.

Description of services offered:

  • Permanent and Temporary Exhibitions;
  • Educational and Didactic Activities for schools;
  • Promotion of Scientific and Technological culture;
  • Meetings, Conferences and Events