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Visitor's Guide: Venice

Museo di Storia Naturale di Venezia

Minerals, Fossils and Botanical Collections
  • Salita Fontego 1730 
  • Venice,  30135
  • Phone: +39 041 275 0206
  • Fax: +39 041 72 1000
  • Email: nat.mus.ve@fmcvenezia.it
  • Web: http://msn.visitmuve.it/  
  • Neighborhood: Santa Croce
  • Category: Anthropology
  • Hours: Jun to Oct - Tu to Su from 10:00 AM to 06:00 PM,Nov to May - Tu to Fr from 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM,Nov to May - Sa to Su from 10:00 AM to 06:00 PM
  • Accessible for persons with disabilities: yes

Description

Housed in the stately Fontego dei Turchi that was built in the 13th Century, Museo di Storia Naturale di Venezia is a truly enlightening museum and was established in 1923. You'll find fossils, minerals, botanical collections, entomological collections, protozoa, mollusks and all kinds of vertebrates on display spanning 700 million years. This natural history museum also features an archaeology, anatomy and other repositories. Check out the scientific library, Cetaceans Gallery and other interesting exhibitions that are educational. Also noteworthy is their extensive bibliotheca that is a reference point for those interested in natural sciences. This Grand Canal museum is a great alternative to other historic museums in town.

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