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The Garden of Archimedes

Museo Archimede

The museum is divided into three sections or exhibitions, corresponding to three different ways of discovering mathematics.

Beyond compasses: the geometry of curves
It aims to reveal the mathematics concealed within various commonly used objects. The exhibition, which has been shown in several cities, receiving more than half a million visitors, and is now displayed in a new setting, is completely interactive. It can be appreciated at various levels of complexity, from that of primary school children up to university students and the general public.

Pythagoras and his theorem is centred on play
Through exploring a series of puzzles, visitors will discover the various facets of what may be the best known mathematical theorem of all.

A bridge over the Mediterranean
It is an historical exhibition that describes the life and times of Leonardo Fibonacci and his Liber Abaci and illustrates the passage of mathematics from the Islamic world to Medieval Europe.

Tickets: 5 euro (full ticket); 3 euro per person (reduced-price tickets or groups of 12 people or more and families)

Guided tours:
Guided tours can be arranged for groups upon reservation, even outside normal opening hours. The price for a one-hour guided tour is 2 euro per person, in addition to the reduced-price ticket.

Opening hours:
The museum is open on weekdays from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm and on Sunday from 3:00 to 7:00 pm
It is closed on Saturdays, national holidays and during the whole month of August.

For further informations:
Ph: +39 055 7879594
Fax: +39 055 7333504
E-mail: archimede@math.unifi.it

Web site:
The garden of Archimedes

Via San Bartolo a Cintoia 19/a, 50142 Florence (FI)
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