Museo Astronomico - Orto Botanico is housed in Palazzo Brera, it exhibits astronomical instruments and it has an historic garden used for research and teaching. From the rooftop of Palazzo Brera you can accede to the Cupola Schiaparelli, housing the Merz refractor, which was used between 1875 and 1884 for studies about Mars.
The Padiglione d'Arte Contemporanea, also known as PAC, facing the gardens of Villa Rale in Via Palestro is one of the most important buildings of the 20th century and it hosts temporary contemporary art exhibits.
The Museo della Permanente is located within the Palazzo della Permanente, a Renaissance-style building, in Via Turati, which aims to spread artistic knowledge, through temporary exhibts and a permanent collection, that is an archive full of important documents about art.
The church of San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore is located in Corso Magenta, in the past it was attached to the most important Benedictine nunnery and it was nicknamed Milan’s "Cappella Sistina". The early-Christian church is one of the seats of Museo Civico Archeologico, housing the Greek section, the Etruscan section, the Roman section, the Barbarian section and the Gandhara section; the remaining sections are situated in the Sforzesco castle.
The Museo Archeologico is a museum located in the ex-convent of the Monastero Maggiore di San Maurizio that still shows traces of the ancient city. The collections of the museum are exhibited in different rooms, each describing a culture: the Greek culture, the Etruscan culture, the Roman culture, the barbarian culture and the Gandhara culture.
The Civico Planetario Ulrico Hoepli is situated in Corso Venezia, and it is the biggest planetarium of Italy. The stars and their movements are projected on the dome; the planetarium houses the Circolo Astrofili di Milano that arranges events, lectures and meetings about astronomical topics.
Milan is the most important city of Italy for comics, so we recommend you to visit Spazio WOW, Museo del Fumetto, dell’Illustrazione e dell’Immagine Animata, which is located in viale Campania 12.