Museo di Storia Naturale, Venice
(4.4/5 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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  • Medium-sized Museum with a good collection of various species (including models), as well as the private collection of stuffed animals. The Museum is quite organized and away from the tourist area.
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  • It's not ' the first that comes to mind speaking of Venice, but it certainly will be a Museum in whose house they will talk about for a long time. Well cared for, very accessible, full of surprises for the little ones, for medium, large, and for us too! Surely we must be able to affect children but the ideas are not lacking and exposure is ' well thought out! In short, pleasant morning without screaming kids sleepy big yawns with boredom I!!! Great way to learn and grow insieme...in a magical place!
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  • Opposite the Church of San Polo via the Grand Canal stands a beautiful building with indoor galleries. This Turkish compound or Palace of the fondaco dei Turchi. Built in the 13rd century in imitation of the srednevizantijskim buildings of Constantinople. Until the 19th century the House was the center of the Turkish community. In 19 century building restored in now the natural history museum with a rich collection of artifacts. Especially interesting to see the remains of a prehistoric crocodile and skeletons of dinosaurs.
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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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