Elementary and secondary schools: two possibilities

1) the creative laboratory, guided by an animator, uses pin-hole boxes to produce designs that result in a collective work of art in line with the theme of the exhibit.
From Monday through Saturday. From 10 to 11:15 a.m. and from 11:15 a.m. to 12:30.
For reservations send the form to - fax 0552646990.

2) kit for interactive play lets the teacher guide the class autonomously providing simple exercises to help them discover Buddhism and its art. To prepare for the visit the teacher is invited to download a copy of the kit, which will then be provided in printed copy on arrival at the museum.
Every day, between 10 a.m. and 7 p.m.(average visiting time with the game kit is an hour).
To make reservations send the form to - fax 0552646990.

Secondary schools

During the interactive guided visit the educational guide will stimulate the young visitors to understand the contents expressed in the exhibit.
From Monday through Saturday.
From 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. and from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30.
For reservations: tel.055 216310 - fax 055 2646990 -


An Ataf ''special ticket'' will be provided so as to allow the class a free bus ride back to home base within 3 hours. The Ataf (Florentine bus company) ''special ticket'' will be handed over to the teacher by the museum personnel upon entry to the exhibit and must be shown on the return trip to school together with the one-way bus ticket and the exhibition ticket.

For schools there will be a free round-trip train ticket (regional routes in Tuscany and the Bologna-Florence stretch), booking within 10 days from the date requested for the visit specify the date and time of the visit in the participation/reservation form and wait for the communication from the museum regarding the proposed trip (time, reservation and train number) which will be provided respecting, as far as possible, the indications expressed by the class in the form.


The special offers for the schools are free, the number of participants is limited and reservation is obligatory: it is advisable to book as soon as possible by downloading the participation form and sending it to the addresses given therein, after having filled it out. In case of cancellation, it must be communicated at least 10 days before the date for which the activity is scheduled.

For further information send an e-mail to or contact the following numbers: telephone 055 216310, fax 055 2646990.