Acquario civico
Acquario civico
3.5
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
About
Free admission is a huge selling point of this Milanese treasure, the city’s aquarium. Both children and adults will have a ball here observing live fish, the museum’s photographic galleries, and limited-time exhibitions.
Duration: More than 3 hours
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The area
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Neighborhood: Centro Storico
The pulsating core of Milan is in Centro. Duomo Square is enclosed by the gothic cathedral, the historic icon of Milan. However, shopping is what draws most crowds to this area. The classy and versatile Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II with luxury boutiques and high quality restaurants will turn any shopping or lunch expedition into a royal experience. Head to the rooftop of the flagship La Rinascente to enjoy the view of the animated square with a panorama of the Duomo. The Corso Vittorio Emanuele II is the street for high-end shopping. Brands of all kinds and street artists attract the attention of all visitors; while at Via Santa Radegonda 16, Luini Panzerotti is a much appreciated street food shop providing unimaginable culinary experiences. If shopping takes its toll on you, consider visiting Castello Sforzesco, a 15th century castle housing several museums. Those looking to relax can go to Parco Sempione, where nature provides respite from the energy of this dynamic and international city.
How to get there
  • Lanza • 4 min walk
  • Moscova • 6 min walk
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Boris B
Belgrade, Serbia2,416 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2017 • Family
This is not a kind of aquariums with huge tanks and sharks swimming around you, but it is quite fine to spend an hour with the kids inside. The price of 5 euro for the adults (for children the entrance is free) is a bit too high. Our suggestion is to purchase Museum Card for 12 eurowhich gives you 72 hours free entrance to this museum and all the Civic museums too (Castello Sforzesco, Natural history museum, Modern art gallery, Palazzo Morandi, Archeological museum etc.
Written March 24, 2017
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Slavyana G
Krakow, Poland280 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2014 • Family
The aquarium is small (for adults and teens), but for small children (under 10, i guess) it is great. There are about 30 different kinds of aquariums with different kinds of fish and sea/water creatures.
We came there while it was very hot this autumn in Milan, and spent there about 2 hours. My 2,5 years twins looked through all exhibition for 3 times!!! :)
Also, I don't remember, what day it was, but it was free entrance! Or..it was because of time..we came after 14-00.
The entrance is very nice, with fountain, pond and gold fishes inside!
Written January 9, 2015
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StudentInBoston
Boston, MA84 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2012 • Solo
The aquarium is small, modern, and free. It's very close to the Castle, inside Parco Sempione, so it's easy to just pop over for half an hour when you are sight-seeing. The exhibits are on the different water ecosystems of Italy, and start with mountain systems and move clockwise through lakes, rivers, to the Mediterranean. I recommend taking a left when you enter, starting at the mountains, even though your eyes will be immediately drawn to the cool oceanic tanks to the right... Make sure to check the opening hours on the website; as it's free entry year round, the hours are limited and I think they have a lot of closed days. Also, the outside of the building itself is unique, it's in the Italian Liberty style with some cool tile work.
Written December 13, 2012
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Manicrose
Bourne, UK1,487 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2014
We visited the aquarium aware that it wasn't going to be huge but it was even smaller than we expected. There is one main room with several tanks in it, some of which were empty and others were in need of a good clean. There are stairs to an upstairs area but there is nothing to see up there. There are also side rooms but again there is nothing to see there. Outside there are some ponds but they were in a dreadful state when we visited. I felt sorry for the poor animals living in them. This attraction can easily be seen in half an hour so at €5 each it felt like a total rip off. Avoid!
Written September 24, 2014
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ausbaz
Vilnius, Lithuania1 contribution
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Friends
We went to the museum as part of 3-day museum card. We were fairly disappointed with the museum. The exhibition is tiny. It took us about 15 minutes to look through it. Furthermore, the exhibition is not that interesting. There was only one aquarium with fishes from Red sea (I think), and one tiny aquarium with jellyfishes. The rest were simply types of fish very commom to Europe - for us, all of them could be found in our lakes - not interesting at all. Since it is quite on the corner, I definitely do not think it is worth visiting, unless you like the feel of cheap museums.
Written August 5, 2018
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Evy W
Gent, Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium51 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2013 • Couples
A small aquarium. We were visiting parc Sempione on a very hot day, and this was a nice place to cool down a little, but it wasn't different from other aquaria you have probably visited.
Written August 22, 2013
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Ella G
Tirana, Albania240 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2012 • Friends
but infortunately it is too small. You can visit it within an hour. Good thing though you don't have to pay.
Written August 12, 2013
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LM328
Singapore, Singapore36 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
I went here alone but thoroughly enjoyed looking at the different species of fish. Nothing out of the ordinary - clownfish, angelfish, stingray, coy, etc. but if you're on a budget, or simply want something else to do while in the area, it's worth a look. Free entrance, closed on Mondays, closes for lunch from 1-2pm Tuesday-Sunday.
Written August 15, 2012
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Denise D
Missouri16 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Solo
This is not a big place but an interesting place to visit. If you are there on free Tuesdays or get the Milan tourist museum card.
Written July 5, 2018
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lauramillertexas
Saint Louis, MO37 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2016
This aquarium is tiny and consists of one small loop of tanks. It is kid friendly (as in they can look in the tanks) but not at all interactive or specifically geared towards little ones. I would only recommend it if you are desperate for a rainy day activity.
Written January 3, 2016
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