Museum of Science
An interactive space where science, art, technology and innovation come together.
For the dreamers of today and tomorrow
MuCi is Paraguay’s first interactive science museum. A place to learn, dream, and be inspired through immersive experiences.
In this museum, you can look… and touch
MuCi goes beyond traditional observation and contemplation, creating moments that spark curiosity, engage the senses, and put you at the center of the experience.
Latin America´s most advanced planetarium
Our planetarium will showcase the latest in LED dome theater technology. The audiovisual quality of our space will blur the lines between reality and fiction.
A small preview:
A small preview:
MuCi will also have:
MuCi is seeking its future home. We are evaluating potential locations, prioritizing spaces that are closely connected with nature. Our commitment is to design a leading-edge building that integrates harmoniously with its natural surroundings.
We propose a building of roughly 120,000 square feet, based on “kuláta jovái”, Paraguay´s vernacular architecture.
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MuCi Launch Event
On April 29th, 2022 we unveiled our project to the public. Here are some highlights:
Awakening of Knowledge Series
Key actors from relevant backgrounds share their unique perspectives on how a project like MuCi will affect Paraguayan society.
Activities and events
Contributors include scientists, artists, researchers and friends, sharing their views and expertise with the MuCi community. (Posts are written in Spanish)
Drop by to visit! - Textilia Complex
A place for us to prototype, fabricate, experiment and inspire. Join us in creating the future, with your own two hands! We are waiting for you!
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MuCi is Paraguay’s future interactive science museum and planetarium. Our invitation is to awaken your curiosity with immersive and interactive science experiences.
Right now we are analyzing possible sites for our permanent museum location. We are working with architects, museum experts and urban planners to evaluate the feasibility of each site, particularly as it relates to environmental and social factors. We are considering sites in and around Asunción, Paraguay’s capital city.
Also, we have opened our first MuCi space: the TatakuaLab in Asunción; where you can come visit and check out 3D: Printing the Future, our first exhibit in collaboration with the Science Museum of London. For more info and schedules, please click here.
We are also actively sharing our initiative with key actors and organizations interested in the sciences and the environment. If you would like to watch the talks from our first event, please click here. If you would like to meet with us to share concerns, doubts or ideas for the project, do write to us!
We are looking for the donation or purchase of a property that meets the needs of the project. Once every proposal is analyzed and the site is confirmed, we will need a year for project design and two years for construction.
We propose a building based on Paraguay’s vernacular architecture, kuláta jovái, with a footprint of 120,000 square ft in multiple levels. Ideal property range from 7 to 12 acres. See the first proposal by our architect Luis Ayala here.
Unlike other museums where the main activity is to observe, read and contemplate, in our museum you can also play, touch and experiment!
Yes! MuCi will be for everyone. Our experiences will be designed with something for every age group.
The initiative is driven by the Peery Foundation, a private family foundation based in California. Together with a group of businesspeople, artists and Paraguayan scientists, we are building MuCi together!
After living some years in Paraguay, Dave Peery, current president of Peery Foundation and MuCi´s cofounder, holds a deep affection for the country and its people.
Inspired by that affection, he has supported Paraguay’s most promising people and ideas with philanthropy, investment and scholarships since 2004. While collaborating with fellow philanthropist, Diane Espinoza, the idea to build a modern, world-class museum in Paraguay was born.
As previously shared, the building will be designed and constructed by Paraguayan architect, and MuCi co-founder, Luis Ayala. Museum exhibitions will be locally designed with public participation and the assistance of Mexican museologist Ricardo Rubiales.
If you want to be a part of this project, please don’t hesitate to reach out.
The MuCi Foundation is comprised of Dave Peery, Diane Espinoza, Antonio Espinoza, Susan Espinoza, Luis Ayala and Bruno Defelippe.
Luis Ayala was called because he is a young Paraguayan architect, specializing in highly complex projects, having designed more than 20 educational institutions in the US, Paraguay, Canada, Costa Rica and Saudi Arabia. Luis has been the recipient of the Young Architects Award by the American Institute of Architects for his trajectory and professional contributions.
You can learn more about Luis and his experience here.
The museum will be financed with American and Paraguayan philanthropic capital. The funds to build and open the museum have already been committed. We will also create an endowment that will provide annual income, covering a percentage of the yearly budget. There will also be revenue from tickets, memberships and events.
Yes, but the price will be affordable and fair for what you will experience at the museum. It will offer memberships to be paid monthly or annually that will allow you to go back as many times as you want. We will also offer a free entrance day a week for all!
National and city government, along with the relevant government ministries and authorities will be key allies for MuCi´s execution. While we don´t require financing from any of these parties, we seek to benefit from their respective fields of expertise: education, science and sechnology, astronomy, the environment, culture, childhood and adolescence, customs, among others.
For this, we are actively meeting and talking with ministers, secretaries and other government actors. We have received several Declarations of Interest, you can see them here.
Social and environmental feasibility study regarding MuCi´s proposed implantation in Asuncion’s Botanical Gardens.
Urbanistic evaluation of potential sites for MuCi’s establishment in Asunción.