Explora il Museo dei Bambini di Roma is a privately run non-profit children’s museum, a permanent structure dedicated to children aged 0 to 12 years, schools and families.
The Museum is run by the Museo dei Bambini Società Cooperativa Sociale Onlus, a non-profit cooperative company with a female majority, based on an EN ISO 9001:2008-certified quality management system for the design and supply of educational and recreational activities for children aged 0-12 (Certificate no. IQ-0607-01 issued by Dasa-Rägister).
Explora’s mission is to:
- Foster and help children’s natural urge to learn with exciting suggestions and exhibits, designed for all age groups;
- Offer parents and children a chance to share this exciting experience, which will allow children to grow up and adults to rediscover childhood;
- Offer teachers and children exciting and innovative non-disciplinary experiences to be followed up in class;
- Create interest and positive attitudes in children and their caregivers towards cultural interaction, cooperation, respect for other people and the environment;
- Bring children and adults closer to science and research by promoting culture, knowledge, and new technologies.
Explora opened to public in May 2001, in collaboration with foundations, institutions and companies through an accurate work of fundraising.
Explora is located in the area which was once occupied by the former Atac tram depot in via Flaminia 80, historically known as “Borghetto Flaminio”. In 1998, when the area, which had fallen into disuse, was granted to the non-profit cooperative Museo dei Bambini SCS Onlus, all the buildings were in a state of neglect and decay. The area was then redeveloped and repurposed to host the Museum. Through the renovation of some buildings dated between 1870 and 1920, Explora carried out an important urban redevelopment, and turned a degraded area into a permanent, valuable, international benchmark for families, schools and children.