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Museo di Storia Naturale

Santa Croce 1730, 30125 Venice, Italy
+39 041 275 0206
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Housed in the Fontego dei Turchi Palace at the Grand Canal, the museum is an institution that coordinates and conducts scientific research in the territory, ensuring the maintenance and increase of scientific collections, organizing educational activities and services to the citizens. The new, evocative and engaging layout has a modern and original museological facility.
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Santa Croce 1730, 30125 Venice, Italy
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+39 041 275 0206
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the best things we did in Venice, there were some very interesting and downright bizarre exhibitions of animal taxidermy. All laid out in a very good period by period history of evolution. Enjoyed (plus good value for Venice at only 8 Euros a...More

Thank Julia B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ofc I find this very interesting since I’m a medicine student. I will defiantly recommend it, the only thing that was missing more English information.

Thank Veslemøy K
Reviewed 7 December 2017

not your usual place in venice - a strange yet wondrous collection of creatures in a beautiful building far from the madding crowds

Thank cavalluccia
Reviewed 29 November 2017

It is quite a small museum but makes up in quality what it lacks in quantity. It has a good selection of early human skulls and giant alligator and footprints plus interesting and original display treatments that make it exciting to children.

Thank mariegriffiths
Reviewed 25 November 2017 via mobile

I saw a leaflet for this museum in my hotel lobby and decided to check it out as a avid history buff and museum veteran. I was not disappointed, the walk to the building is beautiful (as almost all walks through Venice are) and easy...More

1  Thank justliketetris
Reviewed 20 November 2017

The fossil and palaeontology exhibits are the best thing about this museum, very well set out and absolutely fascinating. A tiny ancient bird and dragonfly, fossilised, were quite beautiful. I found the rest of the museum less interesting-a whole room of Victorian hunting trophies was...More

Thank KNM2012
Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

If you purchased the museum pass this museum is well worth a visit. It’s beautifully displayed. The courtyard if an oasis. A great place for a picnic. If you need a little break from Venice and all of us tourists, this is a great place...More

Thank David L
Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

If you buy the ticket for palazzo ducale you can see FOR FREE this wonderful museum. Huge skelton of whale and dinosoars. Interattive tour trought preistorica age. SeA and Africa. Greta passino and beautiful location. Tuo must have it

Thank Melind72
Reviewed 5 November 2017

A lot of money has been spent on the museum to create engaging displays in themes. Kids will love the macabre taxidermy as well as the modern ways of showing the collection.

Thank j0hntraveller
Reviewed 28 October 2017

This is a nice museum to visit in Venice. It is well maintained and has a large collection of fossils. At the beginning there is the famous dinosaur skeleton found by Ligabue in Niger and even a giant crocodile skeleton. We found interesting also the...More

Thank Dale63
Santa Croce
Santa Croce gained importance as a sestiere (district)
when Piazzale Roma was created in the 1930s to bring
cars and buses close to the center of Venice.
Constitution Bridge spans the Grand Canal linking
Piazzale Roma to the train station. This area buzzes
with energy from travelers and students. Historic
palaces and former industrial buildings house some
departments of Ca' Foscari and IUAV Architecture
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8 June 2015|
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Response from Emily B | Reviewed this property |
Take vaporetto to San Stae station. Walk straight forward from the stop then turn right when just past Palazzo Mocinego. After crossing two rivers turn right again down Salita Fontego. It takes only 5 minutes to walk there... More
Ivonne R
30 April 2015|
Response from lfbosley |
buy a pass ahead of time at home - seniors get 18-euro pass for ten museums - print it out and take it with you. buy vaporetto and alilaguna passes ahead too, save money! 7-day vaporetto pass is 60 euros and it takes you... More