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Museo di Storia Naturale

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Address: Santa Croce 1730, 30125 Venice, Italy
Phone Number: +39 041 2750206
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Description: Housed in the Fontego dei Turchi Palace at the Grand Canal, the museum is...
Housed in the Fontego dei Turchi Palace at the Grand Canal, the museum is an institution that coordinates and conducts scientific research in the territory, ensuring the maintenance and increase of scientific collections, organizing educational activities and services to the citizens. The new, evocative and engaging layout has a modern and original museological facility.
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Surprising Wonderful Natural History Museum

If you have children, this is a wonderful, exciting museum. There are exhibits of dinosaurs, bugs, fish, taxidermy and on and on. It is surprising for such a small city, like... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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Long Island, NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

If you have children, this is a wonderful, exciting museum. There are exhibits of dinosaurs, bugs, fish, taxidermy and on and on. It is surprising for such a small city, like Venice to have a museum of this caliber. We visit The Museum of Natural History in NYC often with our grandchildren and we were impressed!!

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dunedin, fl
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

Fantastic place. A little hidden, a little hard to get there and find it open. It is full of magical exhibits. The whole family will enjoy it.

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Metuchen, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

This is a really nice museum across the Grand Canal, great for kids especially the animal or science-minded. One negative is not much English translation, but it's not crowded and has a nice collection of scientific artifacts.

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Studley, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We were looking for something to do that was near our hotel and what a find. One of the best museums I've been too. Very well executed. All of the signs are in Italian so maybe it's only issue. I'm pretty sure I can tell what a shark is though. Even if its not raining it is well worth visiting.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I'm 23 and I dragged a family of two other adults and a 17yo to visit the museum, because I'm very into it. what we got was expected: a somewhat nice museum, nothing compared to the big ones. I must say, though, that children WILL like it, but adults, even NH museum entusiasts, won't be overly impressed. Inside all information... More 

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

What a nice museum! Housed in a 13th century palace, this natural history museum is a delight. The renovated galleries have a wonderful design, great lighting. If you visit Venice, definitely include a visit to this museum (part of the Museum Pass).

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Cape Town, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Classic natural history museum. Lots of little surprises in the display windows. Spoiler Alert: they have a fish-monkey! (aka Fiji mermaid). Just go and enjoy if you like museums.

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St Austell, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

We visited the Museo di Storia Naturale as part of our Venice museum ticket - for a student it was only 18 Euro for one time entry to about 12 different museums around Venice. It wasn't too difficult to find, very close the the Grande Canal. The actual exhibition was over quite quickly, it is over a few floors but... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

This was a fantastically refreshing change from the imposing, regal palaces that are the other Venetian museums. The displays were very well organised and presented, with mesmerising and engrossing rooms of exhibits. The sheer volume of taxidermy, skeletons and other artefacts was impressive and certainly could rival that of the Natural History Museum in London, just presented with less grandeur.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

We loved this museum. Our kids aged 7 & 10 walked around with their mouth open in awe most of the time. It's a very modern museum and the exhibits are truly world class. The animals and insects exhibits are of particular interest because some of these exhibits date back many hundreds of years. This museum is included in the... More 

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Address: Santa Croce 1730, 30125 Venice, Italy
Phone Number: +39 041 2750206
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Veneto  >  Province of Venice  >  City of Venice  >  Venice>  > Santa Croce

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Santa Croce
Santa Croce gained importance as a sestiere (district) when Piazzale Roma was created in the 1930s to bring cars and buses close to the center of Venice. Constitution Bridge spans the Grand Canal linking Piazzale Roma to the train station. This area buzzes with energy from travelers and students. Historic palaces and former industrial buildings house some departments of Ca' Foscari and IUAV Architecture universities. On the Fondaco dei Turchi, Venice's Museum of Natural History offers Venetians prehistoric thrills, plus an overview of lagoon fish and wildlife. The Grand Canal, northern boundary of Santa Croce, is lined with palaces and decorated by the tall green dome of San Simeon Piccolo. Ca' Pesaro attracts Venetians to its contemporary art exhibitions. The Grand Canal exposes only one face of these buildings. On the opposite side, the palace often interacts with a square or a busy street to represent its neighborhood identity.