Natural History Museum, Venice

4.4
#6 of 88 in Museums in Venice
Natural History Museum, a small yet artistically arranged natural history museum, is located in a 13th-century palace along the Grand Canal. Walk beneath whale skeletons in the cetaceans gallery, and experience firsthand the ecosystem of the Venetian Gulf in the tegnue aquarium. Discover dinosaur fossils in the paleontology exhibit and view vast collections of artifacts, such as fossils and animal skins, while learning about the methodology of research and collection. Take advantage of the opportunity to touch some of the displays, and enjoy the artifacts and other works of art that complement the natural specimens. Use our Venice sightseeing planner to add Natural History Museum and other attractions to your Venice vacation plans.
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  • Loved the exhibitions, very interesting and good to look at. However no English writing (sorry if this seems arrogant) but worth getting an audio guide if you do not speak Italian.  more »
  • Fantastic museum and I really enjoyed seeing the dinosaur and other fossils. That being saus5, I did find some of the exhibits disturbing, such as the skinned gorilla who appeared to be crying in...  more »
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  • There's a lot of interesting stuff to see. There's a clear route you can follow, which is nice. The only major downside is there are no English translations for any of the texts next to the museum pieces. I believe the only way to get English translation is if you pay for the audio guide.
  • A fantastic museum! One of the nicest museums on this subject I've been to, with lots of stuff I'd never seen before like Sarcosuchus and Archaeopterix fossils. Beautifully presented and laid out. The only thing missing is information in English, it's all Italian. Don't forget to listen to the Beluga sounds at the exit to the shop. At €8 per person it's well worth it. An absolute gem!

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