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Un adulto legge una storia ad un bambino di pochi mesi


Restaurant, parking, green area, bookshop


The green area is a large free-admission outdoor space for children and families who can have fun in a safe area equipped with playgrounds and photo exhibitions.

Through experimenting and play, children socialise and develop imagination, creativity, motor and manual skills.

In the green area, they can:

• Playing with water and sand helps children relax, interact and cooperate. Water and sand are natural stimuli that develop their sense of touch, creativity and manual skills;
• Pulley play helps children meet their needs of movement, space exploration, knowledge of their bodies and skills. Children challenge their skills and develop self-confidence;
• Climbing helps children gain body and psychomotor skills. Free play provides endless physical stimuli.

Moreover, children can visit and discover photo exhibitions, which are part of European projects and awareness events that tell about dedicated days and activities by engaging the public.


From November 2016, is place of the Antica Pizzeria da Michele in Rome.

Explora is designed to make the stay pleasant for visitors: in addition to the outdoor nature and at the shop and bookstore, there is also a food court in the entrance lobby with a café and a pizzeria, whose management has been entrusted to a company external.


Animated readings, scientific games and gadgets.

Un bambino, un insegnante, un libro e una penna possono cambiare il mondo. 
Malala Yousafzai

The Explora bookshop is a place to choose books, games, and gadgets selected to stimulate imagination and deepen knowledge through play and experimentation, in true Explora style.
Looking for an original, fun, and educational gift?
The selection of products in the bookshop is designed to engage the little ones, offering them a journey through the tales of a book, a challenge with their own abilities through quizzes and skill games, and a moment of sharing with friends thanks to numerous educational and board games.
Perfect tools to discover and reach distant and close worlds, stimulate the imagination, and understand realities.

Communication, cooperation, and culture: we choose from the best companies in the European market to ensure high-level educational content and safety of materials (FSC certified).

For more information, call the number 063613776 or write to

More than a bookshop: a space to share

The Explora bookshop can host book presentations, small press conferences, exhibitions, and creative or language courses, events that encourage the little ones to read, discover, and fantasize; they invite adults to update, delve deeper, and develop contacts and relationships.

The bookshop space is a place to share.

Don’t miss the appointments with Animated Readings, free-entry presentations followed by activities and workshops, offered from autumn to spring, usually on weekends.
A calendar full of meetings with the latest editorial news, selected in collaboration with publishing houses specialized in children’s literature.

Do you work in the publishing world, have you written a book or illustrated it? Want to suggest a book to include in the Animated Readings program? Send an email to!


Reserved to Explora visitors

Opening and closing times

Monday – Sunday: 8.00 am to midnight
August: 8.00 am to midnight (from August 10th to 14th from 8.00am to 5 pm – August 15th the parking is closed)
On December 24th and 31st, the parking will close at 5:00 pm.

Closed: 25th December 1st January

Cars should be collected before closing times.

*Explora’s parking lot is reserved for visitors, it cannot be booked and has a limited capacity until all spaces are filled. It is located at Via Flaminia 86, with access from Via D. A. Azuni or from Via Flaminia. (On your GPS device, just type “Via Domenico Alberto Azuni, I” and go straight to the entrance of your parking lot.)

Did you purchase the entrance ticket to the museum and used the car parking? Remember to:

• Scan your parking ticket at the ticket office or inside the museum;
• Pay at the parking’s automatic cashier or at the ticket office during opening hours;
• Leave the parking lot within 15 minutes after payment.