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PARC Genoni

Paleontological and Archaeological Museum and Educational Laboratory

PARC museum in Genoni specializes in itineraries for schools and families

WHY VISIT THE PARC MUSEUM?
PARC, is a Paleontological, Archaeological and Educational Laboratory Museum and was established with a well-defined goal: to be a laboratory museum!

For this reason, more than half of the museum is dedicated to educational activities, with tables, seating, and most importantly scientific instrumentation to simulate the work of the paleontologist and archaeologist available to visitors.

The tour and all activities always have a focus on families and children but, a spectacular fossil collection makes the museum attractive to specialists as well. The archaeological section addresses, and shows, a unique archaeological site: the deepest nuragic well in Sardinia, more than 40m deep.

The museum is located in Genoni, 50 km from Oristano and 70 km from Cagliari.

MAIN ACTIVITIES OF THE PARC MUSEUM

The PARC museum has been active in preserving and protecting Genoni’s cultural heritage since 2009 with a focus on education for schools and families.

The paleontology section explains the general concepts of paleontology and geology, which are necessary for knowledge of the earth’s history. This section displays the collection of fossils from the area. All the pieces are restored and classified by the Cagliari Department of Earth Sciences and the Superintendence for Archaeological Heritage of Sassari and Nuoro.

The paleontological tour begins in front of two sandstone blocks rich in sea urchins: Clypeaster with the typical discoidal bell shape, Scutelle and Parascutelle, also sea urchins but with the flattened discoidal shape, and bivalve shells.
The introduction to the fossil exhibit is narrated by an explanatory panel on fossilization mechanisms accompanied by illustrated examples in the adjacent display case.
Continuing on we come to the giant picture depicting the Duidduru Geosite, flanked by a diorama on the life of the organisms we find in the fossil state today. The showcases are arranged by family, and a small lithology section illustrates the most common rocks we can find in nature.

The archaeological section recounts the Nuragic, Punic, and Roman discoveries in the area. A model of the top of Santu Antine hill with a reconstruction of the Roman church, Punic fortifications, nuraghe and the deepest well of Nuragic origin in Sardinia can be seen. Completing this wing of the museum is a 1:1 diorama of the bottom of the well and reproductions of the artifacts found inside.

IN ADDITION, in the archaeological section of the museum it is possible to see the inside of the Santu Antine Nuragic well thanks to videos and it is, in addition, possible to simulate flight over the Jars thanks to state-of-the-art visors.

School field trips and educational workshops are an integral part of PARC’s museum life. The laboratory is the largest section of the museum where children independently or accompanied by teachers or families can use the instrumentation and simulate the paleontologist’s work.

Mission and goals of the PARC Museum
The commitment
P.AR.C.’s commitment. is expressed in the investment of resources and energy in the search for opportunities and languages aimed at a dialogue with the societies of its territory, presenting the scientific evidence of the area, both archaeological and paleontological. In this sense, the museum identifies museum education, seen as a dynamic system of communication and learning, as a resource and means… MORE

Opening hours of museums in the municipality of Genoni

WINTER

  • Wednesday: 3:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Thursday: 3:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Friday: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Saturday: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Sunday: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.

SUMMER

  • Wednesday: 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Thursday: 4 to 8 p.m.
  • Friday: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Saturday: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Sunday: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Mondays and Tuesdays open by appointment at +39 339 16 76 863 or by e-mail at parcgenoni@gmail.com
On Dec. 24, 25, 31 and 1 open by reservation only.

Genoni Municipality Museums Ticket Office:

  • Full price ticket: € 3.5
  • Reduced ticket: €2.5
  • Cumulative for two museums/sites: $6.00
  • Cumulative for three museums/sites: $8.50
  • Cumulative for more than three museums/sites: $10.50

To make the most of the experience and discovery of the area, we encourage you to spend at least one day on site at local agritourisms or accommodations. MORE INFO

Educational workshops

Perfect for schools and families

Summer camps

Three- and six-day residential campuses perfect for your children to have a cultural and fun learning vacation at the same time

Excursions to the Giara Park

On foot or by bicycle. Contact us to find out all the formulas for visiting the Giara Plateau

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EDUCATIONAL WORKSHOPS

Educational activities for schools and families

SUMMER CAMPS

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MUSEUM PARC articles and publications.

Geology

PARC Museum Fossils

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Years of experience

5000+

Visitors per year

2500+

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Reviews

"Found almost by accident. Very interesting museum and so was the educational workshop where my little girl enthusiastically participated. Trained guide and very helpful.."

"Beautiful experience for my 7 year old son, he described the experience very enthusiastically ... The night explorations..the virtual reality with dinosaurs, the workshops and all the activities done very interesting.... He was very enthusiastic about the experience
And would have liked to stay again.. Will definitely repeat the camp next year with one-week formula. To emphasize the excellent organization of the staff always attentive to all the needs of children.."

"Fantastic experience for my 10-year-old son Roberto, who attended the weeklong summer camp. Although he did not know anyone, he made sincere friendships, learned self-management, and learned scientific notions in the field and not in books. Real paleontological excavations, simulated archaeological digs, but also lots of nighttime fun treasure hunts, escape rooms, role-playing games and more.
Fantastic staff super attentive to children. Seeing the bad mood and lack of enthusiasm on the last day, they measured his fever a couple of times 😅 but it was just sincere sorrow for a wonderful experience come to an end. If I have to find one mole, it is the very short phone calls from my son, who would dismiss us in less than a minute because. "Gotta go, gotta do," and whatever. That was what I was hoping for.
I'm so happy I chose it, and we're already making a piggy bank for next year."

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