When I have an idea, a scintilla goes up

Francesca, 8.5 y.o.

scintillae is a space dedicated to exploration and research on play and learning in the digital age, open to children, adults of all ages, teachers, educators, researchers.

scintillae is a research project promoted by the Reggio Children Foundation – Loris Malaguzzi Centre and the LEGO Foundation.

European Researchers’ Night 2019

On the occasion of the European Researchers' Night, scintillae is open from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. and proposes:4:30 - 6:00 p.m workshop for children aged 12 to 14  scintillae will offer the opportunity to explore and play in and with the space and materials available,...

3, 2, 1 …PLAY!

Discover the unexpected, be amazed, invent and create...scintillae will reopen in the Fall with a program full of explorations  and opportunities to play and learn. Children will be the protagonists of experiences for exploring and creating together with new tools...

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scintillae is open to the public, booking required. We are located at the Loris Malaguzzi International Centre, Viale Ramazzini 72/A, in Reggio Emilia.

To leave a message, request more information or book your visit, please go to contact us. To see the calendar of events visit openings.



The Foundation Reggio Children – Loris Malaguzzi Centre was established with the aim to promote solidarity projects through research, improving children’s and communities’ life through the promotion of a quality education in Reggio Emilia, in Italy and worldwide.

A research that takes form whenever original learning processes occur, open to dialogue with important partners, at a local and global level, interested to the educational area, to childhood themes, to the conservation of children’s rights.

The LEGO Foundation aims to inspire and develop the builders of tomorrow; a mission that it shares with the LEGO Group. The LEGO Foundation is dedicated to building a future where learning through play empowers children to become creative, engaged, lifelong learners. It is dedicated to re-defining play and re-imagining learning. In collaboration with thinkers, influencers, educators and parents, the LEGO Foundation aims to equip, inspire and activate champions for play.