April 2, 2016 - September 12, 2016

The Leonardo da Vinci National Museum of Science and Technology is taking part in the XXI Triennale di Milano International Exhibition with various initiatives: the self-designed exhibition Confluence; an educational programme named Fai da Tech for young people and families; the hosting of projects from 11 participating countries in its newly renovated exhibition spaces known as the Cavallerizze.

The exhibition Confluence is curated by the Leonardo da Vinci National Museum of Science and Technology, graphic design by dotdotdot.

The exhibition is the result of a cycle of meetings on the climate system of the river Po basin that go under the name of “Studiare il futuro già accaduto” (Studying the future that already happened) with the aim of fostering a shared reflection among different fields of knowledge: on nature and mankind, on a local and global scale, across generations.

Confluence was conceived by the Museum in collaboration with the Autorità di bacino (Basin Authority), the Università degli Studi di Milano and the Università Milano Bicocca.

The opening section of the exhibition is dedicated to Leonardo da Vinci, to his interest in land and water, and to his unified understanding of knowledge.
An installation that runs through the entire exhibition advocates the idea that everything in the world is connected and that each of us is part of a complex network of relationships.

The Po basin is reproduced on a large scale model immersed in a fascinating atmosphere that invites visitors to discover the key features of this area and the complexity of integrated planning.
The hydrosphere, atmosphere, geosphere, biosphere and anthroposphere allow visitors to explore the climate system.
Knowledge is represented through historical and contemporary items: maps, objects, documents and art works.

The idea of the Project to build a "toolbox" on knowledge continues in the exhibition thanks to the personal contribution that visitors can leave at the end of their visit.
In a physical forum the Museum hosts meetings, debates and performances.

With this project and exhibition the Museum explores new ways in which it can offer itself as a meeting place to work collaboratively on major contemporary issues. At the same time the Museum returns to the idea of cultural unity that inspired its foundation.


Visit included in the admission ticket to the XXI International Exhibition of the Milan Triennale and in the admission ticket to the Museum.

Free admission from Monday 11 to Sunday 17 April.

For the XXI Design Triennale the Museum also houses, in the Cavallerizze spaces, different national pavilions.


Tuesday to Sunday: 10:30am to 08:30pm
(Ticket office closes at 07:30pm)

Closed on Monday, except April 11, April 25, August 15.

From Monday 11 to Sunday17 April: 10:30am to 10:30pm