Just as it was a century ago for Dr. Dal Lago, one of the Museum’s commitments today is to foster the development of scientific skills and the ability of the younger generations to relate to the challenges of today’s world by stimulating their curiosity, direct experimentation, critical thinking, and problem solving. With respect to the principles and objectives of citizenship education, we strive to propose original experiences and paths of inclusion for a broadened, widespread and open access for all to scientific culture and sustainable development.
The historical artefacts on display are at the core of all educational activities and are the starting point for developing knowledge and skills that can be transferred to different disciplines, for organising learning processes and for promoting a rational use of palaeontological and archaeological heritage.
These activities are structured as workshops for research: starting from the sources (original findings or duplicates), the pupils analyse, ask questions, compare, collect data, understand technological processes, then summarise and display their results.
This approach aims to provide pupils with a learning opportunity that is different but not separate and completely detached from what they normally do in the classroom, and which fits appropriately into the school curriculum.
The Museum staff is available to teachers to assist them in their curricular planning and, on request, itineraries can be adapted and structured according to the needs and requirements of individual classes.

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Activities for very young children, who are natural scientists, are designed as an important moment of growth and reflection using the museum and its exhibits as tools. The proposals and custom-designed trails aim to encourage boys and girls to learn about themselves and the world around them by stimulating curiosity, an aptitude for scientific thinking and boosting autonomy in experimenting.

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Primary schools
A journey into the past to build a better future. The Museum offers a variety of activities for primary school classes to provide them with stimulating but at the same time growth-promoting experiences both during visits to the exhibition spaces and during workshops: a journey into the past to build a better future.
The aim is to provide students with tools that enable them to learn about and question the world through basic scientific skills, to help them cultivate imagination and to think outside the box, as well as to foster, through group activities, inclusion and personal and relational relationships.

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Secondary schools, aged 11-13
For pupils of this age, the Museum offers several interactive visits to exhibitions, workshops and field trips to stimulate them to analyse experiences with critical and autonomous thinking, encouraging them to be confident and responsible individuals.
During the various activities, special efforts are made to bring out individual aptitudes and qualities, at the same time encouraging a scientific and experimental approach to observing and understanding their surroundings.

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Secondary schools, aged 14-19
The educational programmes offered aim to enrich the cultural background of pupils in this age group and offer them an opportunity to learn creatively. The objective is to actively involve them in the learning process by stimulating observation skills, encouraging them to take a keen interest in local knowledge and fostering critical thinking, dialogue and teamwork so that they can express their potential as active citizens.

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Educational programmes take place from Monday to Friday and on request on Saturday mornings.
Activities are held in the exhibition halls and classrooms of the D. Dal Lago Civic Museum.
Certain workshops can also be held at school premises; feasibility will be assessed when booking.