COSTA EDUTAINMENT: A GROUP WHICH COUNTS
OVER 13 MILLION VISITORS A YEAR
Costa Edutainment S.p.A, with twenty years of pioneering experience in the sector of edutainment, is the leader in Italy in the management of sites and large public and private structures dedicated to recreational, cultural and didactic activities and scientific research.
The word Edutainment, acronym for Educational and Entertainment, is the best definition of our company’s mission: meet the growing request for a qualitative way to spend leisure time, combining culture, education, entertainment, emotion and fun in unique and meaningful experiences.
Costa Edutainment counts today over 13 millions visitors a year, managed directly or through its partners.
Costa Edutainment, as well as the Acquario di Genova, the biggest indoor aquarium in Europe, manages the Galata Museo del Mare with the submarine Nazario Sauro, the Biosfera, the Bigo panoramic lift, and, since 2013, the Museo Nazionale dell’Antartide (National Antarctica Museum), and the sensory journey Dialogo nel Buio. Until December 2014, it managed also La città dei bambini e dei ragazzi.
Nationally, Costa Edutainment also manages the Cattolica Aquarium, since year 2000, the Livorno Aquarium, which re-opened to the public on July 31st, 2010, the Cala Gonone Aquarium in Sardinia since September 1st, 2011 (in collaboration with Panaque srl), and the Oltremare and Aquafan parks in Riccione since October 2013; since March 2014, it manages also the Italia in miniatura park in Rimini; the latter three, together with the Cattolica Aquarium, form the new integrated Costa Parchi hub.
Costa Edutainment supervised the transformation of the old Zoological Garden of Rome into “Bioparco” (biopark) from 1998 to July 2004, when Bioparco S.p.A. was turned into “Fondazione Bioparco di Roma” (foundation Biopark of Rome).
Since 2004, Costa Edutainment is a member of the “Associazione Festival della Scienza” (Science Festival association); it is the organizer of the scientific exhibition which takes place every year in Genoa and in the Liguria Region at the end of October.
Since 2008, Costa Edutainment is a partner of “Genova Palazzo Ducale Fondazione per la Cultura” (Genova Palazzo Ducale Culture Foundation), an institution instructed to enhance the heritage of the initiatives and of the cultural networks, within a strategy which aims at guaranteeing a strong bond between the urban requalification and the quality of culture, for the city’s benefit.
The entrepreneurial spirit, the strong educational mission and the close relation with the territory, make Costa Edutainment a unique group in Italy, capable of ensuring a high level of local involvement as well as a strong economic impact on the areas where it operates.