Civic Aquarium (Aquario Civico), Milan, Italy
Viale G.Gadio, 2, Milan, Italy 20100| Map |
A lovely remnant of the 1906 World Expo, Milan’s Civic Aquarium (Aquario Civico) is a small building with an impressive history and collection of sea life. Throughout the years this Art Nouveau-style edifice nestled in Simplon Park has weathered a number of closings, one war and a changing society. However, since 2006 the valuable, historic building has housed the Civic Aquarium, a fantastic free attraction for both tourists and locals. The aquarium is currently home to 36 tanks containing 100 different species of both fresh and salt water organisms. Fish fiends of all ages with love the well-curated collection, which includes everything from tropical fish and mollusks to thriving aquatic environments that mirror those found throughout the countryside. Visitors can wander through Milanese ponds, springs, marshes and hollows all without leaving the comforts of the aquarium. The aquarium also features tech-savvy classrooms, activity spaces, a sizeable library, café and book shop on the lower level.
Ratings by kids' ages
- Tots (0-2)
- Little kids (3-5)
- Big kids (6-8)
- Tweens (9-12)
- Teens (13+)
Tips for Families
This is a great little venue for the entire family and best of all it's free. Located centrally near the historic area and inside a public park. There are also several family friendly restaurants close by.
Address: Viale G.Gadio, 2, Milan, Italy 20100| Map
Hours: Tue-Sun 9 am - 1 pm 2 pm - 5:30 pm More Info
Price: Free More Info