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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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"natural history museum"
in 20 reviews
"stuffed animals"
in 16 reviews
"interesting exhibits"
in 9 reviews
"nice museum"
in 10 reviews
"museum pass"
in 14 reviews
"hunting trophies"
in 6 reviews
"english translation"
in 6 reviews
"great for kids"
in 6 reviews
"dinosaur bones"
in 5 reviews
"an aquarium"
in 3 reviews
"english guide book"
in 3 reviews
"kids and adults"
in 3 reviews
"mounted animal heads"
in 2 reviews
"dinosaur area"
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"natural world"
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"kids will love"
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"bar code"
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Reviewed 4 days ago

My children loved it. Also good to go with them. There are many things to enjoy there. The first past is so interesting.

Thank Christina C
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our 10 year old kid said "It's awesome". Nicely presented, interactive, educational, we recommend it for families with kids.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place - we would recommend to go there not only on a rainy day. It is worth a visit in any case. Our children (9 and 11) loved it - many things can be touched, everything is presented in a very interesting way -...More

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Reviewed 7 March 2018

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 focused on animals but rather than grouped by type...More

Thank Sarah G
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Reviewed 8 February 2018 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
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Reviewed 6 February 2018 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
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Reviewed 8 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
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Reviewed 30 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
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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
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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
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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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lfbosley
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
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Ivonne R
1 May 2015|
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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
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