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The museum was renovated in 2011 and now hosts a wealth of exhibits from all over the world. Great for children - who would have thought that Venice has a dinosaur in a palace on the Grand Canal?.


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Opening Hours

From June 1st to October 31st: 10 am – 6 pm (ticket office 10am - 5 pm)

From November 1st to May 31st:
From Tuesdays to Fridays: 9 am – 5 pm (ticket office 9 am – 4 pm)
Saturday and Sundays: 10 am - 6 pm (ticket office 10 am - 5 pm)

Closed on Mondays, December 25th, January 1st, May 1st.


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photo Tip by Fred Spofforth on Tuesday the 20 of September, 2016 at 6:34 pm
Fascinating fossils and excellent presentation of the collection including the traditional 19th century presentation for some of the animal collections. Great for kids tired of art.

photo Tip by Tj Cosgrove on Wednesday the 3 of September, 2014 at 12:35 pm
Incredible museum with superbly constructed exhibits. Compact location, but so many wonderful things to see. Audio/Visuals are incredible, a real treat for the senses.

photo Tip by Janet Cheung on Wednesday the 13 of August, 2014 at 8:38 pm
If u need a little break from churches and museums this one will give u a breather! Still about old things but a diff angle! I loved how old things were and the taxidermy is old school style.

photo Tip by Musei Civici di Venezia /Civic Museums of Venice on Friday the 1 of March, 2013 at 10:49 am
Prepare yourself for a suggestive and engaging the secrets of living creatures...admire one of the rarest dinosaur exhibits in the world, a huge Ouranosaurus nigeriensis...

photo Tip by on Tuesday the 14 of February, 2012 at 10:50 am
This natural history museum at the Fondaco dei Turchi is home to the Acquario delle Tegnue and Sala dei Dinosauri, two attractions that will surely be loved by kids and adults alike.

photo Tip by Mark Bourne on Saturday the 6 of August, 2011 at 12:58 pm
Just one dinosaur? They must have been blind! So many wonderful exhibits covering all of natural history. Better than any museum I have been to in Australia and China where we now live! Worth it

photo Tip by Katariina Laakkonen on Tuesday the 9 of August, 2016 at 5:15 pm
Much nicer than many of the other museums in Venice! Also has air conditioning, unlike most of the museums.

photo Tip by Anna Ovchinnikova on Tuesday the 4 of June, 2013 at 6:04 pm
An interesting museum, but all the comments and notes are in Italian only. If you don't speak Italian - you'll miss half of the experience

photo Tip by Francesco Pugliese on Friday the 1 of April, 2016 at 9:59 am
Little museum, it has interesting displays with paleontological finds, suitable for children (not noisy ones). Beautiful courtyard inside.

photo Tip by Philip Whittaker on Tuesday the 8 of March, 2016 at 5:21 pm
Great selection of fossils, few signs in English but it's quite fun working out what they mean.

photo Tip by Antigoni K on Saturday the 8 of April, 2017 at 4:05 pm
In case you have kids you should definitely visit this museum! :) they will adore it!

photo Tip by Michele Zanchetta on Friday the 28 of January, 2011 at 12:29 am
It's an amazing voyage throght the Earth's history, with a new design of the tour. At the upper side it's a museum of an old museum...don't left!

photo Tip by Nicola C. on Thursday the 7 of April, 2011 at 7:19 am
A good museum. A beautiful place to explore the natural history. Don't miss it!

photo Tip by Azra Betül on Tuesday the 21 of April, 2015 at 5:09 pm
Interesting Museum about animals, dinasours and more🙊

photo Tip by Bea on Sunday the 29 of April, 2012 at 4:12 pm
Lovely museum, highly recommended !!

photo Tip by Alex Hughes on Sunday the 24 of July, 2011 at 2:55 pm
Pretty weak- the aquarium is particularly bad. Not as good as new York or London natural science museums.

photo Tip by Megan L on Thursday the 1 of December, 2011 at 12:07 pm
Intriguing and well-planned flow of exhibitions with seamless transitions

photo Tip by Düden Uluç on Friday the 25 of September, 2015 at 6:03 pm
Better for kids but not bad

photo Tip by Mel-a-bel on Saturday the 9 of October, 2010 at 8:40 pm
Don't waste your time here. Only one full dinosaur on display & no photographs allowed

photo Tip by Francesco Russo on Monday the 4 of January, 2016 at 9:30 am
Ho visitato il museo quattro volte prima del restauro... Gli oggetti esposti si sono ridotti, ma l'esperienza della visita è veramente ben curata, consiglio la visita... Translate



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