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Civico Museo di Storia Naturale

Address: Corso Venezia 55, 20121 Milan, Italy
Phone Number: +39 02 88463337
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Ranked #144 of 372 Attractions in Milan
Type: Museums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: This natural history museum is the oldest civic museum in Milan. Its six sections offer a look at...
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Type: Museums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: This natural history museum is the oldest civic museum in Milan. Its six sections offer a look at everything from the history of humankind to the study of paleontology (dinosaurs, anyone?) to zoology.

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45 reviews 45 reviews
27 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

I recently visited this museum, I expected more from the natural history museum in Milan. There was a bit too much going on and all over thr place. However I have to give it to them as their second floor is absolutely beautiful. The exhibit is so well made, everything looks very life like. I do recommend going but don't... More 

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Helston
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40 reviews 40 reviews
9 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We decided to visit the Milan Natural History Museum as it was a wet morning and we did not want to walk around in the rain. What a brilliant place. The ground floor is home to a vast range of bugs, creepy crawlies , butterflies and moths. It is very well laid out, but there is very little English translation... More 

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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120 reviews 120 reviews
56 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

We thought we would have a quick look here en route to an attraction which had a later opening time. We could have stayed all day. The downside for me is that most of the text was in Italian but that did not really detract for a relatively short visit. There are huge displays of insects and other invertibrates and... More 

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Istanbul, Turkey
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36 reviews 36 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014 via mobile

I have never seen this variety of animals in a single experince. The other upside is there are setups where you can explore the animals in action in wildlife.

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

Great place to see Milans museo exhibition. Animals made like live, T-rex skeletons and Triceratop replica :). It was great.

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Constanta, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

Being a nature lover, I had to see this one. I was here with my wife and we liked very much. I was surprised how well they were made scenes from wild life. It's an extraordinary museum for kids, educational, not so interactive but with many types of animals. The museum it's located in a nice area, near planetarium and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

If you are in Milan and at a loss for what to do, this is definitely a good place to go. Not very interactive but a good display of many types of animals which young and old alike will enjoy. We tool a 2 year old and a 6 year old and there was something there for both of them.... More 

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Graz, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

As a lover of natural history museums, I had to see this one in Milan. I was pleasantly surprised. The museum is filled with beautiful dioramas. This is not just a "dead zoo", here are the stuffed animals placed in natural poses and into the well-made replicas of natural habitats. You can enjoy the world's landscapes that surround the exposed... More 

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Milan, Italy
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52 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

Back to this place after perhaps 10 years. Still a lovely museum, plenty of good exhibits of animals and climate issues. True, this is not New York City but it's lovely and I appreciate the effort to keep it updated after 175 years or history. With a nice park around and setting makes a perfect stop for a full afternoon.... More 

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Norfolk, UK
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51 attraction reviews
149 helpful votes 149 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

We came here for an afternoon and didn't get round everything so there is something to go back to visit next time. It was a lovely museum and had lots of exhibits and hands on stuff for the kids. They seem to be upgrading the exhibitions, and the newer ones have multi-lingual signs which include English. Older exhibits are only... More 

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