Museo di Storia Naturale, Venice

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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 sightseeing planner to add Museo di Storia Naturale and other attractions to your Venice vacation plans.
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  • This was quite a small museum compared to many major cities, but I thought it was nicely done. The first part was my favourite, with some very good fossils, well displayed. The later part was more foc...  more »
  • Museum very Hapy: the route runs right between the geological eras and the various elements of nature. Everything is explained with care and well laid out, the settings are created very well and are very impressive. Just missing a bit of interactivity, relegated to one room
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  • An interesting Museum, not only for children. Nice exhibition, a little interactive fun, but mainly fossils and stuffed:) productive animals. Worth it, especially with the kids.
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  • Very well thought out museum. Starts at the beginning of natural history and goes through the ages with each room dedicated to a different part of biology (flight, marine life etc). As others have said, there is very little in English but you can take a laminated book of the main translations in the language of your choice (English, Chinese, Russian etc), it won't translate the smaller labels but most of it is there.
  • This was a great place to go too. Extremely interesting through out. Highly recommend to do this museum if you're in Venice
  • Interesting museum, but there are almost no descriptions/ labels in English. Some showcases are stuffed full of specimens without any label (neither Italian nor English).
  • Great place to visit! One of the best museums in Venice. Out the way and not on any tourist information but well worth a look!
  • Museum with great architecture. A little bit hidden and it's not crowdy but great for kids.
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