Natural History Museum (Museo di Storia Naturale), Venice, Italy
Santa Croce 1730, Venice, Italy 30125| Map |
Venice’s Natural History Museum (Museo di Storia Naturale) boasts a whopping collection of more than two million items and artifacts. Though it could take days to see them all, the highlights can easily be enjoyed in a day trip. A great rainy day destination and beloved by kids and adults alike, the Natural History Museum is sure to delight. For archeology-lovers, the museum offers everything from fish, plant and giant crocodile fossils (some dating back more than 50 million years) to a fantastically preserved Cretaceous period dinosaur. The museum is also home to an expansive collection of taxidermy animals from East Africa and the Congo, as well as a pair of faux Basiliks -- mythological creatures whose museum likenesses were pieced together using parts from different animals. Thanks to an extensive renovation, the museum also has a new and streamlined design and beautiful garden and library. The building, located inside the Fonadaco dei Turchi -- a 17th century palace, overlooks the beautiful Grand Canal and is a lovely attraction all on its own.
Ratings by kids' ages
- Tots (0-2)
- Little kids (3-5)
- Big kids (6-8)
- Tweens (9-12)
- Teens (13+)
Tips for Families
Natural history museums are always a great educational outing for the kids. Check the website for best means of travel from your location.
Address: Santa Croce 1730, Venice, Italy 30125| Map
Phone: +39 041 2750206
Hours: Check Schedule. Times vary by season More Info
Price: Adults(15-64): $10.50; Children(6-14): $7.20; Children(0-5): Free; Seniors(65+): $7.20 More Info