Research and development activities are divided into three branches:

a) Creation of faithful, or "plausible";, but functioning copies of historical apparatuses or instruments that are important in gaining an understanding of the basic physical phenomena to be left at the disposal of the public.We are convinced that the outward appearance of such objects, which are finely made, have such a strong evocative force that they can produce an effective increase in their capacity to communicate.

b) Creation of particularly spectacular exhibits that show unexpected, violent or paradoxical phenomena.In this epoch, when everything appears as déjà vu, and nothing is capable of amazing, perhaps there is still a place where surprise and astonishment, the foundations of curiosity, can be created.

c) To supply examples of interesting phenomena which can be reproduced and studied in a small school laboratory, equipped with simple machines, common, easy-to-use materials so as to stimulate the will to do, to exercise one's planning and creative capacities, to learn by trial and error and to develop practical skills.

Education to understanding and the rational use of materials, to acquire the capacity to plan, control and improve one’s manual skills in the use of the equipment:all this is fundamental to the development of concreteness, good sense, love for objects, comprehension of objects of the past and, through them, to awareness and consciousness of the world.