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Junior Design Lab

The Junior Design Lab is the didactic section of the ADI Design Museum. It is intended for primary and secondary school children with the objective of transforming their visit to the museum into an experience that is not only fun and entertaining, but also educational and involving the whole family, in order to bring them closer to the world of design through activities related to the themes of the current exhibitions.

The educational approach of the Junior Design Lab is aimed at teaching children the basics of Italian design and showing them how it is capable of creating relationships between objects and people.

Activities are structured around workshop/laboratories in which manual techniques will be displayed and applied followed by the opportunity to take part in guided tours of the exhibitions and the permanent collection.

The museum’s fully trained educator guides alternate with designers who have had experience in the field of education thus children are the true focal points of this experience.

The Junior Design Lab will be structured around two time slots:

• Mornings will be dedicated to primary and secondary schools

• Afternoons, Saturdays and Sundays will be reserved for families (to be booked in advance)

The Junior Design Lab was designed and will be managed by the PACO Design Collaborative which has been working in the ‘design thinking’ training sector for years. It offers a network that brings together numerous sector professionals such as designers, architects and sociologists and whose main focus is to promote social innovation, sustainable behaviour and fair business opportunities.

Due to the current health situation, the activities of the workshops are limited to Saturdays and Sundays only and are open to families only

In order to guarantee the interpersonal distance of at least 1 meter and the necessary space for movement, the capacity of the laboratory is limited to only 10 children. Please check this page regularly for timely updates on schedules and capacities

Adult companions must purchase a regular entrance ticket to the Museum.

For timetables, availability and ticket purchase see the page