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Acquario Civico, Milan
(3/5 based on 360+ reviews on the web)
Acquario Civico, Milan's free city aquarium, is a great place to cool down and enjoy a variety of aquatic life. The Art Nouveau building is the third-oldest aquarium in Europe, built in 1906 for the International Exhibition of Milan. Inside, you'll find a number of salt- and freshwater exhibits, as well as photo galleries and traveling displays. Particularly notable is the freshwater mountain stream exhibit, which recreates the ecosystem within a snowmelt-fed stream. Here you'll see the high current and pebble bottom characteristic of this environment, along with the small, flat-bodied, or hooked-appendaged creatures adapted to it. For Acquario Civico and beyond, use our Milan trip itinerary maker to get the most from your Milan vacation.
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  • I went there during a rainy day and the Aquarium is really cute maybe a bit small in fact you visit soon. Tickets cost 5 euro. If you love this kind of Museum and you have kids check it out!
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  • Taking advantage of the free museums on Sunday, I decided to bring the children of 6 and 7 years to visit the Aquarium starting from the idea that not having yet visited Genoa wouldn't have had means of comparison and we wouldn't certainly could be disappointed ... and in fact, we weren't winded but not disappointed ... all in all a pretty rainy Sunday alternative!!! PS. If you go there during the day for free I recommend you make sure to go before 15 or risk not being able to get in.
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  • no biggie, suitable for children, though the location and species are not many. should organize more activities for kids
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  • Maybe a created a big expectation, but I was waiting more than one floor, 100m of corridor... well organized inside. Still worth the visit for someone that have never been to an aquarium in life.
  • I gave it 3 stars because I find it OK for a place to spend some time with little kids when the weather does not permit outdoor activities. If you are a tourist and you want to visit attractions in Milan for sure you will find something better.
  • Too small for something that i read like the one of the largest and most of all..free entrance. Ok it is cost 5 euros but they should change infos on the net. Quite and cozy
  • Tiny and full of kids. Recommend that adults without kids avoid.
  • Very small aquarium. Good place to bring children.