This exhibition area is devoted to the topic of the origin of the Earth and life, exposing both the mythological and the scientific approach.
The area devoted to the myth is made of a wooden recontruction of Noah’s arch, about 9 for 5 meters. In the arch, Noah is surrounded by naturalized specimens from the five continents distributed according to geographical criteria. The area also includes the full-size reproductions of two mythological cratures: the ciclope and the unicorn.
The area devoted to science is diveded in two. An exhibition realized with the National Geophysic and Vulcanology Institute (Pisa) explain the formation of the Earth, through a series of boards, vulcanic rocks specimens, a model of a volcano used to simulate eruptions and a model of the internal composition of the Earth. An exhibition realized with the Italian Protistology Society Onlus is about the formation of the life on Earth and the trasformation from unicellulare to multicellular life forms, through explanation boards, drawnings and three giant models of unicellulare organisms realized by Lorenzo Possenti.