Stibbert Museum

See the actual telescope that Galileo invented and used to discover the craters on our moon, sunspots and the moons of Jupiter. It is just one of Galileo’s many inventions and scientific relics that you will see on display in this museum. There are more than 5,000 items in this collection of instruments and maps that show how science has evolved over time. Some of the exhibits include a water clock, compasses, microscopes, globes and even surgical instruments. As an Italian astronomer, an engineer and a physicist, Galileo was referred to by Albert Einstein as “the father of modern science”.