Museo di Storia Naturale dell'Accademia dei Fisiocritici, Siena

(4.6/5 based on 65 reviews on the web)
Housed inside a medieval monastery, Museo di Storia Naturale dell'Accademia dei Fisiocritici remains dedicated to geology, zoology, and anatomy. The museum aims to educate the public and celebrate the study of the natural sciences through its vast permanent collections and three rooms of regularly changing exhibits. The upper floors house the zoology section, which provides an overview of the animal kingdom with specimens of 600 mammals and over 2,500 birds. The lower levels contain a geological collection of minerals, fossils, and rocks, as well as displays of petrified anatomical parts. The museum is free, so come back anytime you have a few minutes to spare. To visit Museo di Storia Naturale dell'Accademia dei Fisiocritici on your trip to Siena, use our Siena vacation generator.
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  • A natural history museum than those fascinating and a little retro they do resurface memories of books consulted in public libraries, the silence of the readings and visiting museums not bombarded by the phones of visitors hit and run, from school children with their eyes fixed on Smartphones, unaware of where they are at that moment. Here's the smell of the paper, the charm of stuffed animals, minerals listed dinosaur skeletons, and antiquated, outdated search objects, handmade labels with beautiful calligraphy, antique wooden furniture, sofas for the visitors tired. A journey through thousands of pieces involved and above all a trip down memory lane, a place of the past that makes you come out smiling and a little nostalgic for a time when if you wanted to cultivate your passions you had to go and go and see them physically.
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  • We were there for a short visit with our 5 year old who is enthusiastic about the large number of animals present in fossils and skeletons. Inter alia, admission is free with the option to leave a donation that actually in my opinion should be given to the care of Museum content. the whale skeleton at the heart of the Museum is very impressive.
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  • Museum of natural history for me has become a godsend. Founded in 1691, the year the Museum currently consists of four sections-geology, zoology, Anatomy, Botany. Lots of interesting exhibits, from minerals to animal skeletons
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