Museo di Storia Naturale, Venice

(4.3/5 based on 550+ reviews on the web)
Museo di Storia Naturale, a small yet artistically arranged natural history museum, is located in a 13th-century palace along the Grand Canal. Walk beneath whale skeletons in the cetaceans gallery, and experience firsthand the ecosystem of the Venetian Gulf in the tegnue aquarium. Discover dinosaur fossils in the paleontology exhibit and view vast collections of artifacts, such as fossils and animal skins, while learning about the methodology of research and collection. Take advantage of the opportunity to touch some of the displays, and enjoy the artifacts and other works of art that complement the natural specimens. Use our Venice tour planner to visit Museo di Storia Naturale on your trip to Venice, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • I state to have visited this museum to pursue a University project based on the "visitor experience". My colleagues and i were blown away by the new and modern rooms of the Museum: sound, light, colors made warm and interesting. The new areas have been organized very well and are designed to make a mark and a memory, especially for children. The most "old", the least modernized, there seemed to be a mere collection of objects, crammed in the various rooms without too much explanation. Also the interactive room was broken and it was not possible to use them; even the microscope, which was used to observe the cells of the leaf, it was impossible to use as it broke. As for the staff, we found people friendly, but not too willing to talk to us. At 10 minutes from closing time we needed to make some final question to the staff, but there has been answered so shallow and fast because they were about to close. The doors were closed 5 minutes before 17:00 (closing time) and the feeling was to be expelled from the Museum.
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  • We started directed to Cà Pesaro and along the way we saw this Museum, intrigued, we entered and were satisfied. Big enough, you enter immediately in the dinosaur world, with a huge skeleton of Ouranosaurus and another of the largest crocodile of the story, very impressive. Room after room, you enter another dimension where each room you are immersed in nature and you will be astonished because the animals look real. From the halls with fossils, we pass, in another room full of trophies, antelopes, elephants, giraffes (to stay inmpressionati), another room with so many types of birds to another with marine animals. There are collections of Botany, zooligiche, minerals, fossils, Anatomy, archaeology, African artifacts. I recommend it especially for families with children. In the garden, there is a large table with bench, where I think there is a possibility of the summer picnic.
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  • Very interesting, the halls were probably recently renovated, are really nice. We stayed with a girl for only 2 and a half years, also liked her.
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  • We decided to see this as it was included in the city museum pack and weren't expecting that much. Expectations significantly exceeded! The museum is packed with all sorts of animals from across the world, including one huge room dedicated to Africa. One of the better natural history museums we've seen. If you've got time and even a passing interest, a must see.
  • Moseo molto bello , bellisimo
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  • Well organized, we loved it, especially the part of the collections of African animals. Nice clean and cared for. There are fossils and many animals that you cannot see in the wild. Congratulations. Take your ticket "Venice museum pass" because it is really cheap (they are 11 museums for the price of a little more than one)
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  • the Museum is kinda boring but curious. I made about 200 photos of interesting things. Outside there is a great place to eat and a beautiful Fountain. There is also a souvenir shop down there. Beautiful and recommended.
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