The Geopark Visitor Centre is an interactive space where you can play with geology! Discover the geology of the Adamello-Presanella group and the Brenta Dolomites, recognized as World Geopark by UNESCO.
Where: in Carisolo, at the entrance to the Val Genova
Open: from 27 to 30 December and from 1 to 6 January 2019
Hours: 5.00 am – 7.00 pm
Tickets: Full ticket € 4.00; Reduced ticket € 2.00 Groups of at least 10 people, residents in Trentino, university students, children aged 3 to 14 years; Family ticket € 7.00 2 adults + children (up to 4); Multiutility Cards Free Children up to 3 years, over 65, disabled, residents in Carisolo, owners of Parcocard and GuestCard Trentino.
What you can discover:
Incredible evidence on the past of the earth. The Park has been awarded two UNESCO recognitions for its geological peculiarities. The Brenta Dolomites have been declared a World Heritage Site and the UNESCO Global Geopark.
The visitor center explains the geology of the Adamello-Presanella groups and the Brenta Dolomites. How did they originate? Move the press that tells you how the pushes inside our planet have originated the mountains. Look at the minerals formed by the high temperatures and pressures due to these movements. Choose a video and unveil the mystery that gave life to the rocks. And today what force shapes this mountain ? Interactive experiments will explain it. Operate the movement of water in the giants’ pot or enter the karst cave and listen to the slow dripping that dissolves and builds limestone rocks. Videos and stories will make you reflect on climate change and the role played by the ice in the Adamello and Brenta mountains.
The Geopark explains the origins of life! How rocks generate different soils and therefore various types of prairies and forests where many animal species live. Also water is a habitat that hosts life. For example, fish like trout and char that you can observe in the aquarium that reproduces life in the stream. And then there are also human activities. Discover the uses of rocks and ornamental stones and how glass is produced.
Finally you can virtually fly over the high peaks and valleys of the Geopark, so you will recognize the places of your explorations in the Park. And visit the house with the virtual tour. For guided tours on reservation call 0465/806666.
The project was co-funded by ERDF of the Autonomous Province of Trento – operational program 2007/2013.