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Civico Museo di Storia Naturale

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Address: Corso Venezia 55, 20121 Milan, Italy
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+39 02 8846 3337
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes
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This natural history museum is the oldest civic museum in Milan. Its six...

This natural history museum is the oldest civic museum in Milan. Its six sections offer a look at everything from the history of humankind to the study of paleontology (dinosaurs, anyone?) to zoology.

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Good museum

Situated inside a park. Entrance fee for foreigner is 5 euro. Two floor exhibitions. Unfortunately most of the specimen and exhibits are in Italian. But I still enjoy it... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 15 February 2017
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Although this museum is not as large as some similar ones in Europe (London, Vienna), it has magnificent exhibits and in some points from my point of view it is even better than the others. Besides huge collection of stuffed animals and fossils, it has large number of real size life scenes (dioramas). The entrance fee is 5 eur for... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Situated inside a park. Entrance fee for foreigner is 5 euro. Two floor exhibitions. Unfortunately most of the specimen and exhibits are in Italian. But I still enjoy it. Hopefully they can add more English description in the future.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

Decent museum. I was pleasantly surprised to see they have dinosaur skeletons on display which is the highlight. Those did have English information, however many other exhibits didn't, making it hard to appreciate the museum as a tourist. Cheap entrance fee of 5 or 3 euros.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

I took my 5 year old grandson here one rainy weekend and he absolutely loved it! There's loads of exhibits and some of the descriptions are also in English. This was a 3 generation family visit and we all really enjoyed ourselves. The entry price was very cheap (only 3 Euros), extremely good value for money.

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Santa Cruz, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

Extremely well done exhibit on earthquakes with a focus on Italy and Japan. explains what causes seismic events and how they shape terestrial topography.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

I went into this museum on a whim - it looks pretty small from the outside, but actually had a lot to see. Obviously it doesn't even come close to the massive American Museum of Natural History in NYC, but I was quite pleasantly surprised at the exhibits and things they had to see. If your kids are middle school... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

I was trying to find a way to entertain my children in Milan and found this place. Children get in for free. We spent a lot of time there and its very educational.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

Decided to visit the park and this museum is already in a corner of the park. Not expensive to visit. Medium sized place. Lots of exhibits,some have English information with them but not all. Worth a visit but not the best I've seen

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

Nice museum, the kids (and us too) loved it. We always try to visit different places so the girls don't feel the family trips are only mommy and daddy oriented. We didn't know it was free on Tuesday afternoons tho! Be ready to spend your money at the entrance shop, they have really cool stuff for the liltle ones (cute... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

On our last day in Milan we decided to visit the natural history museum. The museum was well located; being right next to two tube stations and the planetarium. The museum was well priced and good value. The museum was very quiet and pleasant. It was well laid out. It was the best one we have ever been to (been... More 

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Brera
Brera captures the real essence of the city. It is an excellent mix between history and modernity, where tradition meets innovation. Here design and beauty reign. On Via Brera there are the famous Pinacoteca (galleries), the National Gallery of Modern and Antique Art, and the Academy of Fine Arts. Interior design boutiques and intellectual cafes are typical of the district. Walking along Via Madonnina is a must to admire the architecture of buildings and the design stores. On Sundays, going to the local market is an unmissable opportunity for fashion, style and art. Tucked away, there is the Orto Botanico di Brera botanical garden that seems like a painting framed in an ancient fairy structure. Last but not least, it’s worth a visit to Giardini Pubblici Indro Montanelli with its Planetarium, the Civico Museo di Storia Naturale (Natural History Museum).
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