the Museum Center of Natural and Physical Sciences
The Museum Center of Natural and Physical Sciences, established in 1992, brings together in a single structure the five historical museums of the Federiciano University: Real Mineralogical Museum, the Zoological Museum, the Anthropology Museum, the Paleontology Museum and the Physics Museum . The treasured heritage amounts to over 300,000 artifacts, placed in museums starting from the end of the 18th century and boasts prestigious exhibition spaces, for about 3500 square meters, located inside buildings, in turn, of great historical, architectural and cultural interest. such as the Monumental Complex of the Savior and the neighboring Complex of Saints Marcellino and Festo.
The vast and articulated museum patrimony, often peculiar to the city and the territory, has a significant scientific and historical value, with numerous exhibits linked to the research of illustrious scientists who worked in the Federiciano University.
Since its inception, the Museum Center has been engaged in numerous activities, going far beyond the institutional tasks that the Museums must provide: the conservation, study and display of the finds. In fact, the effort made for the dissemination of scientific knowledge, the culture of historical values and knowledge of the museum heritage has been considerable, with the aim of improving and qualifying the development of the territory to which it belongs. This constant commitment was manifested through the involvement of all citizens, especially schools, and with the strengthening of activities aimed at favoring the use of the museum heritage. Thus, cultural events such as conventions, exhibitions, conferences, seminars, guided tours and laboratory activities were conceived and implemented by the Museum Center. All these initiatives have been implemented with the aim of encouraging and stimulating a conscious citizenship, through the values of social responsibility, inclusion and learning throughout people's lives.