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Museo Cantonale di Storia Naturale

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Being a free museum i didn't expect such a good exibition. It displays mostly fauna and geological... read more

Reviewed 1 December 2017
Verderio, Italy
Very good free museum but bear in mind that it is closed at lunch time

This is very good free local museum with many things to see about local fauna and flowers though... read more

Reviewed 2 August 2017
Geneva, Switzerland
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Reviewed 1 December 2017

Being a free museum i didn't expect such a good exibition. It displays mostly fauna and geological references from Lugano area, giving details of general interests as well. Large fossil section. Really enjoyable, suitable for childrens and small groups. Definetly a must see

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank 278diegoo
Reviewed 2 August 2017

This is very good free local museum with many things to see about local fauna and flowers though everything is written in Italian. Note that entrance is through the main street and not from the park and that the museum is closed at lunch time...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank incahueca
Reviewed 30 May 2017

We tried to visit the museum last Thursday but when we got there it was closed apparently some holiday or other anyway we went again on Friday and it was open, It was free which was good but it was a shame that none of...More

Date of experience: May 2017
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Reviewed 28 January 2017

If you are a natural history buff and enjoy learning about evolution, dinosaurs, plants, minerals, etc this place will be a hit. They have colorful descriptive displays and activities for kids. A little gem in Lugano. The museum is in a very pretty park with...More

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank mirtle2
Reviewed 25 August 2016

I visited the natural history museum recently with a friend. Nothing against the museum or staff, but this really is a small, local museum probably best for elementary/middle school students. There's an expansive display on wild mushrooms, dioramas of local flora and fauna, a collection...More

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank Meghan J
Reviewed 28 May 2016

This is an amazing place. There are model insects a hundred times life size. Some of geological specimens are extraordinarily splendid: a metamorphic rock showing extreme folding, and a slab of fossil bearing shale with dozen of partly excavated reptiles. The continental drift display was...More

Date of experience: May 2016
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