Science and Archaeology Museum

Forget the traditional museum that is just a showcase for artifacts!

Archaeology, zoology, botany, astronomy, earth sciences and robotics are the disciplines that animate the museum, from the permanent rooms with their rich collections to the temporary exhibitions on different topics.

On the ground floor of the Museum of Science and Archaeology, one of the two sites of the Fondazione Museo Civico di Rovereto, is the Botany exhibition, which tells the story of the vegetations of Trentino, the history and floristic richness of Mount Baldo, while the Mineralogy room explores the different geological landscapes of Trentino and their transformation. In the Palaeontology rooms, the visitor is led through the discovery of fossils and dinosaurs with in-depth information related to the area, such as the palaeontological site of dinosaur footprints at Lavini di Marco. Not to be missed is the immersive Planetarium, which allows visitors to take a journey through the Universe via the Solar System.

On the second floor, the Zoology rooms display one of the most important ornithological collections in the region, while the Archaeology rooms present the territory through local finds from the Neolithic period to the Longobard civilisation. The room dedicated to the Rovereto archaeologist Paolo Orsi and his collection of objects from Magna Graecia completes the tour.

These are the main activities you can engage in at the museum:

  • Robotics workshops
    At the first Italian LEGO® Education Innovation to help you approach scientific knowledge in a fun and active manner.
  • Shows at the Planetarium
    Immersive digital shows under the dome thanks to the new full-dome digital projector that allows you to travel in orbit around the Earth, inside the International Space Station, on the Moon, and even beyond the Solar System
  • Nature activities and Experiment Area
    Investigate the theme of biodiversity, surrounded by a veritable citadel of scientific research and education in the Bosco della Città.
  • Astronomical Observatory on Monte Zugna
    Gaze at the vault of heaven through a telescope, in the silence of Monte Zugna at an altitude of 1,600 meters, just a 40 minute drive from Rovereto.
  • Guided tours to discover the archaeological site of Sant’Andrea – Loppio

Info and map

Fondazione Museo Civico di Rovereto

Borgo Santa Caterina, 41
38068 – Rovereto (TN)

T: +39 0464 452800

Educational activities and guided tours are available all year round by prior booking, including off site.


  • Fondazione Museo Civico
  • Museum Pass
  • Museum Pass

Opening time

Opening hours: From Tuesday to Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Winter opening hours: In February and March, the museum will be open from Thursday to Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Closed: 1 January, 5 August, 1 November, 25 December



  • Full € 7.00 (entrance to the City Museum is also included)
  • Reduced € 5.00 (over 65 and affiliated institutions)
  • Family € 10,00 (two adults with at least one child)
  • Free admission for children up to 19 years of age, university students up to 24 years of age, disabled people with an accompanying person, accompanying teachers, registered journalists, professionals in the field of Cultural Heritage and Activities (MIBACT and Superintendence employees), ICOM members, Cassa Rurale Alto Garda-Rovereto members, MCR Foundation Membership holders, Trentino Guest Card and Trentino Museum Pass holders
  • Guided tours of the exhibitions (scheduled) € 7.00 (includes entrance to the exhibition venue hosting the exhibition)
  • Activities for the public (scheduled) € 7.00

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