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Educational workshops

MAUTO’s educational proposals, divided into the themes FUTURE, TECH and DESIGN, allow students to live a complete STEAM experience with an edutainment approach!edutainment!

The workshops, held by students of Turin Polytechnic, offer the opportunity to talk about mechanics and physics, coding and electronics, the Internet of vehicles and cars, environmental sustainability and safety, design and graphics. 

The workshops can always be combined with a guided tour of the Car Museum, which will be organised with particular attention to the topics being studied and further personalised on request.

Furthermore, MAUTO makes some of its workshops available also in a DIGITAL version, in order to offer schools a unique experience, even from a distance. A platform was created on which tutors will lead students to discover the scientific foundations of the automotive world, through an engaging and interactive path that will see stages of explanation interspersed with videos, quizzes and games in order to make the activity engaging and fun as well as formative. To enjoy the workshop in an appropriate and complete way, it is preferable for each student to be equipped with a computer / tablet as interactive activities are planned.

For further information, please contact the booking office by e-mail at or by phone at 011 677 666.

To book you must send an email to attaching the form duly completed.

Hours and Rates

Monday: from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Tuesday /Sunday: from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
The ticket office closes 1 hour before

Where we are

Corso Unità d'Italia 40 10126 Torino Tel. 011 677666 Fax 011 6647148 Details icon arrow



For all grades

In an entertaining speed challenge, we race vehicles of various weights, sizes and characteristics on a fully 15-metre track.  Through an analysis of the laws of aerodynamics, different types of model cars can be designed, creative solutions developed and different materials experimented with in order to understand the concepts of friction, speed and acceleration.

THE PHYSICS OF SAFETY (also in digital version)

First and Second Grade Secondary Schools

We discover what happens after a collision  by having balls of metal and plasticine collide with one another and observing the transformation of their kinetic energy into deformation work and heat. And inside the car, what safety systems do we use?  On the basis of the second principle of dynamics, we will learn why seat belts are important but not enough, making airbags essential also. Finally, we’ll have fun programming a 4-wheeled robot, experimenting to what extent safety is synonymous with attention.

IN-CAR SAFETY YOU LEARN AS A CHILD (also in digital version)

Primary schools

Understand the importance of safety devices and systems, assimilate the concept of impact and watch what happens in a crash test, learn to recognise road signs, are all part of that culture of safety that is basic knowledge for a responsible adult at the wheel.

In this workshop we will educate while having fun and have fun while educating , with activities to suit the age of the participants, role-plays, creative and manual activities, and the visualising and discussion of material on road safety.


ELECTRIC CAR (also in digital version)

First and Second Grade Secondary schools

How does an electric car work?  We will start with the construction of a Volta battery to understand the physical and chemical phenomena underlying its two main components: the electric motor and the rechargeable battery. An interactive activity will then allow us to reflect on the energy advantages and disadvantages of electric cars and on future scenarios.


First and Second Degree Secondary schools

The future is already here: self-drive cars, capable of performing complex tasks without human intervention, are now a reality. Through the programming of mBot, a robot capable of autonomous movement, we will learn what characteristics a vehicle must have to perceive space, process information and choose how to behave in a given context.


Second grade Secondary schools

Will future cars be electric or hydrogen-powered? A struggle is under way between hydrogen and electricity to replace the fuels that power vehicles equipped with traditional internal combustion engines. We will start by analysing fuel cells to discover how a major contender in the challenge to become the low-emission vehicle of the future might possibly develop.


Second cycle primary schools

Milo is a Lego WeDo 2.0 rover whose motors and sensors allow it to move around autonomously in any environment.  But there is more: it is an all-in-one solution for enjoying the practical experience of programming, electronics and robotics as a problem solving tool in everyday life.  We will have fun programming it to move on different routes, disassembling and reassembling it without limits to the imagination.



Primary and First grade Secondary schools

In this workshop we will learn that even the most complex shapes can be broken down into simple geometries and drawn in 3D.  We will use child-friendly graphics and digital production tools, such as Solidworks® Apps for Kids, to give form to our ideas.  We will then move on to 3D printing, trying to understand the critical issues of the transition from digital to physical.


First and Second grade Secondary schools

The starting point of the journey is the interaction with a timeline that will challenge us to reconstruct the evolution of car design and its function as also a medium of communication, contextualising it artistically and culturally.  The workshop will then turn into a maker space, which will allow us to practice car wrapping by creating templates to decorate a real car.


Second-grade Secondary schools

This workshop is a veritable 3D design course. We will be helped by Solidworks® Education Edition, an interactive educational software program whose user-friendliness will allow us to conceptualise, create, verify and transform innovative ideas into 3D projects.  Fundamental for future engineers and designers!


Booking required


€100 per group (maximum 25 participants, unless otherwise provided by law)

For details, see the dedicated page. 



Booking required


€ 225 per group (max 25 participants, unless otherwise provided by law)





Booking required


Monday from 10 am to 1 pm

(last admission 11:30 am)

Tuesday to Friday from 10 am to 7 pm

(last admission 5:30 pm)

Duration 75 minutes

Maximum 25 students per workshop, unless otherwise provided by law


€150 per group (different rates will be applied in case of small groups due to legislative restrictions)


Monday to Friday from 9 am to 6 pm

Duration 75 minutes

Maximum 30 students per workshop


€3/person (min 10 students) 

For Digital Workshops, please contact


Other Educational Projects

PCTO (Pathways for Transversal Skills and Orientation)

The Pathways for Transversal Skills and Orientation (ex School-Work Alternating system), dedicated to second grade secondary school students, are innovative teaching methods whereby practical experience helps to consolidate knowledge acquired at school, test the aptitude of students in the field, enrich their education and orient their studies and future work through projects in line with their curriculum.

The MAUTO Documentation Centre and Restoration Centre are adhering to this initiative by creating tailor-made courses in agreement with the schools, welcoming a limited number of students from High schools and Institutes.

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Download the App of the Museum

With two simple steps, you will have an immense wealth of information and curiosity at your disposal.
One click is all it takes to access the incredible wealth of insights and curiosities about the cars on display in the museum: the MAUTO App is the key to understanding, intuitive and immediate, which makes the exhibition path even more interactive and fun.
Designed in close relation with the introductory panels at the beginning of each section and in front of each car, it completes the information on various levels: from simple curiosity to the possibility of accessing scientific and historical documents, selected and indexed with great by the staff of the Documentation Center. But also links with different museums, archival images and much more that make the Mauto interactive system unique in the museum panorama, available to the public in Italian and English.

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