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Civico Museo di Storia Naturale

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Corso Venezia 55, 20121 Milan Italy
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Best of Milan Walking Tour with Skip-the-Line to Duomo & ‘Last Supper’
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Best of Milan Walking Tour with Skip-the-Line to Duomo & ‘Last Supper’

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More than 1,000 people visit Leonardo da Vinci’s The Last Supper every day. Not surprisingly, visitors spend a lot of time waiting in for tickets and admission. On this walking tour of Milan, you’ll get skip-the-line admission to see the painting so you’ll have plenty of time to see rest of the city’s sights, including the Duomo and Sforza Castle. A small group means plenty of time for questions.
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Alessandro F wrote a review Sep 2020
Milan, Italy23,857 contributions176,885 helpful votes
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Beautiful palace inside the Montanelli Park, the neoclassical palace was built in 1838 to collect the donation of Giuseppe de Cristoforis (1803-1837) a naturalist and collector . Inside the museum you can see five permanent sections: Mineralogy, Paleontology, Anthropology, Invertebrated Zoology and Vertebrate Zoology . The museum offers to you the largest Italian collection of dioramas , a three-dimensional full size or miniature model of life during centuries
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Date of experience: September 2020
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AMohsen wrote a review May 2020
Port Said, Egypt375 contributions287 helpful votes
I noticed this museum through tripadvisor.com coincidentally while we were in Milan, and it was extremely impressive to my child who is obsessed with dinosaurs, fossils, nature, and animals. It was a good price ticket, and the animals were perfectly sculptured, the museum has a broad spectrum of sections and everything about nature and humanity. Only one observation is that many sections have no translated illustrative texts and labels, where they were in only the Italian language.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Marieka86 wrote a review Feb 2020
United Kingdom257 contributions112 helpful votes
Think there were some maintenance works going on on the ground floor that made the order/sections currently difficult to follow. As this floor covers things like evolution, this was particularly disconcerting. Upstairs there were some very impressive dioramas of nature scenes from different habitats all around the world that raised the quality of the whole museum. So, although not the biggest, most impressive natural history museum, it's a fair spot to take children for an hour or two, with the added convenience of being just in the corner of the park!
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Date of experience: January 2020
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seajanetravell wrote a review Nov 2019
Maryland147 contributions78 helpful votes
I try to make the effort to visit Natural History museums whenever I travel; it's kind of becoming my MO. The entry fee is pretty cheap: less than $6USD for adults, kids <6yrs are free. Accepts Credit cards and cash. Time: If you read Italian, probably 2-3hrs. If you don't read Italian, about an hour. The museum is located in a park, which has a playground right behind the museum. It's also located very close to multiple metro stops and the park is very nice. The exhibits themselves are very well set out and are immaculate. It is a small museum; if you're expecting some kind of major event, this isn't it. There aren't any interactive exhibits (i.e. tangible exhibits, videos, etc.). However, what does exist is thoughtfully put together and easy to follow. The only thing I wasn't keen on was that you have to double-back to get out. The museum ends abruptly. It seems that the exit exhibit was closed. Also, if you don't speak/read/understand Italian, either download the Google Translate App (you can take pics and it translates) or learn Italian. Most of the signs are in Italian. I found it challenging (in a good way) trying to read the signs and understand. I ended up learning some Italian like that. **IF YOU GO IN AUGUST, MAKE SURE THEY'RE OPEN.** Milan essentially shuts down for the whole month for vacation. Google Maps doesn't always notate this.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Tiptoes wrote a review Oct 2019
44 contributions29 helpful votes
The exhibits were ok (far cry from the Natural History museum in Ueno, Japan). However, the visit was marred by the unpleasant experience with the gallery attendants. First, the stern "do not touch anything" warning was totally unnecessary. Second, the 2 kids asked to be silent while inside. It's a museum and kids are bound to be curious and ask questions there and then. Unreasonable. Next, when the kids were pointing to something inside a glass exhibit, and thus, had contact with the glass - they were told "off the glass!". I appreciate that the exhibits need to be protected. But let it be within reasonable limits and without killing the opportunity for children to learn. Furthermore, an adult was present with them the whole time. To me, it was not child-friendly because many displays (e.g. those near the entrance) were too high and I had to carry my 5YO to see it. Plus, most of the description were only in Italian.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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