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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...more
The entry price was low and good value. Heaps of exhibits and well laid out in the rooms running all the way along one side of the square.
Great history from back in the day when Venice was a su-er power in its own right....More
Unlike some of the earlier reviewers, some of the museum was in English. Up until you pay your money and go through the door. After that the only thing we could understand was the dates, The museum obviously decided as a concession to non-Italians that...More
Admission prices were reasonable. And there was a free handy guide to borrow for your tour.
The museum is split into sections.
The lay out of the route is simple to follow, and the exhibits are well presented.
There are lighting and sound effects, videos,...More
This museum is situated on the south bank of the Grand canal where the nearest ferry terminal is at San Stae and we got entry via our Venezia Unica museum pass. The museum housed collections of flora, fauna, palaeontology & ethnography which was amassed from...More
I suppose I should blame Marco Polo and other explorers for the hundreds of stuffed animals that they hunted down and brought back to Europe and which are on display at the museum. I NATURALly realize that it’s meant to be a NATURAL history museum,...More
This was very enjoyable for an older couple. We went reasonably early, about 10am and found it empty. The really nice people allowed us to go up in the elevator, do that we started at the top and worked our way down.
It has a...More
Kids will definitely enjoy this museum. This is near to textile museum and included in museum pass. There are few modern ways of representing many things here which we liked. My son enjoyed animals section and big screen.
While not very big, our kids enjoyed the visit very much. Our guide book, 'Venice, Verona and Lake Garda with Kids' featured an entire section + missions dedicated to this museum, which helped keep our youngest one engaged.
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.
Take vaporetto to San Stae station. Walk straight forward from the stop then turn right when just past Palazzo Mocinego. After crossing two rivers turn right again down Salita Fontego. It takes only 5 minutes to walk there... More
Take vaporetto to San Stae station. Walk straight forward from the stop then turn right when just past Palazzo Mocinego. After crossing two rivers turn right again down Salita Fontego. It takes only 5 minutes to walk there from the vaporetto stop.
buy a pass ahead of time at home - seniors get 18-euro pass for ten museums - print it out and take it with you. buy vaporetto and alilaguna passes ahead too, save money! 7-day vaporetto pass is 60 euros and it takes you... More
buy a pass ahead of time at home - seniors get 18-euro pass for ten museums - print it out and take it with you. buy vaporetto and alilaguna passes ahead too, save money! 7-day vaporetto pass is 60 euros and it takes you ANYWHERE, incl. murano, burano, etc. go to the veneziaunica website.
pick up your transportation passes w/ your PNR code when you arrive at the airport, take Alilaguna to Venice - 30 euros includes your return trip back to the airport...GOOD DEAL!!