The Foundation has two main groups of items originating from the 19th-century collections of the Cabinet of Physics and the Cabinet of Natural History, together with the Technology Museum of the Tuscan Technical Institute.
The collection of the Cabinet of Physics has been reorganized in the rooms provided for it back in 1891, making the most of the original fittings. The collections of the Cabinet of Natural History comprise a vast number of items – over 47,000 in all – covering all the most important fields of natural history, and are of great educational value.
Lectures and meetings are held periodically in the Planetarium.
The foundation organizes activities for school groups and, every weekend, workshops and guided tours for children and families.
Museo della Fondazione Scienza e Tecnica
Via Giuseppe Giusti, 29, 50121 Firenze FI, Italia
The museum is accessible for people in wheelchairs and is equipped with disabled toilets. The presence of an accompanying person is necessary for manual wheelchairs. It is possible to receive assistance from the museum staff by ringing the bell at the vehicle entrance.
Guided tours and a special film in LIS (Italian Sign Language) are also available.