On March 4th 2013, under obscure circumstances, arson destroyed 4 out of 5 pavilions of the Science City in Naples, an Italian jewel which, thanks to European funds, will be entirely reconstructed within 2020.
Meanwhile two completely new pavilions were created, thanks to the generous contribution of Italy, several European nations and the entire world: Corporea, officially inaugurated on March 4th, and the 3D Planetarium, the largest and most advanced in Europe, that will open to the public on March 19.
Corporea is an interactive journey into the human body, unique example in Europe, consisting of 14 different thematic sections, ranging from cardiovascular apparatus to brain functioning, reproduction, birth and ageing, the skeleton and the five senses, and also including an area dedicated to the history of medicine.
The idea is not only that of teaching how our body works but also how to preserve it from diseases. Visitors can listen to the sounds produced by digestion, navigate with a miniature avatar into arteria, fight against viruses and bacteria on a videogame about the immune system.
In a series of open labs experts and researchers will present their experiments on health and body, from the extraction and sequencing of the DNA to the effects of antibiotics on bacteria.
In the area devoted to reproductive system and sexuality a special zone will be dedicated exclusively to kids from 11 to 16.
In the ‘brain’ section to large 3D models will help understanding how the central nervous system and memory work.
The whole exhibition is illustrated in Italian, English and Chinese.