Visit the Natural History Museum without queuing up!
With 3 simple steps you can buy tickets and visit the Natural History Museum of Venice without standing in line.
With a few clicks you can visit this huge scientific heritage which includes a botanical section, a zoological one, an earth sciences one (with minerals, fossils and rocks), as well as collections of anatomy, archeology and others...
Do not waste time during your holidays by standing in line. Buy tickets online through our safe and easy system and you will have immediate access to the masterpieces of Venice.
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IMPORTANT : If the time requested is not available, the museum will confirm a timetable different from the one you requested, but as close as possible to the one you requested.
What makes this Tour Unique?
- See this huge botanical, zoological and earth sciences collection
- Skip the line and don't waste your time
- Stay in the museum how long you want
Reduced and free tickets
(valid identity document needed at the entrance)
- Children from 6 to 14 years
- Students from 15 to 25 years
- Tour leaders (max. 2) for groups of children or students
- Citizens over 65 years
- Staff of the Ministry of Heritage and Cultural Activities
- Holders of Rolling Venice Card
- F.A.I. members
- School Pack: from the 1st September to the 15th March, for classes of students of all levels accompanied by their teachers with a list of names compiled by the belonging Institute
- Citizens and residents in the Venice Municipality
- Children from 0 to 5 years
- Disabled people with escort
- Authorized guides and interpreters accompanying groups or individual visitors
- 1 free ticket every 15 tickets with advanced booking
- ICOM members
- Ordinary MUVE partners
- Civil Service's Volunteers
- MUVE Friend Card holders
At the end of the path, there is one shop where it is possible to buy works of Italian and international publishers regarding also the Museum itself.
The Museum is completely accessible for disabled persons and it has also a specific lift and toilettes.
The Museum is located in the Santa Croce District - Venice.
The collection is housed in the palace called "Fontego dei Turchi" overlooking the suggestive Grand Canal, and is composed of local materials obtained through donations as well as of elements coming from expeditions to unknown lands, for a total of over two million pieces.
The palace was ordered by Giacomo Palmieri in the thirteenth century and over the years has been assigned to several noble families, until in 1621 it became the trading seat of the Turkish merchants; in 1923 it became the seat of the current Museum.
- Botanical Section: it hosts historical collections such as the herbarium Patarol made by 1.020 pieces, the herbarium Olivi, consisting of nearly 4.000 pieces, and the herbarium Zanardini composed mainly of Venetian plants. There are also cryptogam collections (with ferns, algae, fungi, mosses and lichens) and the mycological herbarium curated by the Venetian Society of Mycology, consisting of about 19.000 objects coming from Italy and abroad.
- Zoological Section: it houses collections of invertebrates such as the Stalio one, the Vidovich and the Spinelli one, mainly consisting of Adriatic molluscs, the Ligabue collection made by tropical species and the collections Cesari and Braga with more than 5.500 Mediterranean molluscs; the insect collection today includes more than 600.000 items preserved dried and minimally in alcohol, while the vertebrate section includes a large number of ornithological collections.
- Earth Sciences Section: here we find that of Innocente which is the largest of the mineralogical collections with its 2.385 pieces, the Pasini collection consisting of rocks and few geological boards, and the Massalongo collection which includes fossils and mouldings.
In the building there is also a high-level workshop that deals with the restoration of the damaged finds as well as the preparation of new osteological finds and leathers, and the realization of resin models of fossils, molluscs etc...
24 May 2016
this naturale history museum is very small and a walk away from the main centre by this i mean area of s.marc square. but i found the route on my kindle wrote it out and we managed to walk there without a problem .if you have children a fun place to go .
20 May 2016
this looked intersting and the information got our minds wondering what was inside and loved it !!!!
05 May 2016
A good place to spend an hour or so. . There is English translation for some stuff.. make sure u ask for it.. otherwise u wouldnt understand anything. . All the slides are in italian unfortunately. . Its not the best museum but its good enough
01 May 2016
We found this museum very interesting. We did not acquire an English booklet (which we didn't actually realise was available until we saw others with one) but rather looked around & read the labels on the exhibits with their original Latin names (never thought I'd use my Latin from all those years ago but it all came flooding back). In...
23 Apr 2016
A very interesting museum, featuring the history of local fauna and flora. The fossils of long gone animals are amazingly well preserver and the overall atmosphere of the museum tries to take the visitor back in time. It also tries to make use of the modern technology to improve the experience. Another plus was that we could take our time...
19 Apr 2016
We had an hour to kill before another tour so decided to find this museum seeing as it was on our museum pass. We arrived just after it opened so had the place to ourselves and was able to move around it easily. The layout is fantastic and very easy to look around, I would say there is a lack...
17 Apr 2016
We stumbled on this museum by accident when exploring this area of the city - and are so pleased that we took time to wander round. The exhibits are thoughtfully and beautifully presented - the whole family enjoyed this experience and would gladly go again.
12 Apr 2016
We visited at the request of our 14 year old grandson, and he loved it. The exhibits were displayed in an interesting way and there were lots of hands-on exhibits for children (and grown ups). There is a rare, complete dinosaur skeleton and many other fascinating things to see. However, if you are very sensitive about (historic) big game hunting...
09 Apr 2016
This time I was in Venice with my 11 years daughter, so needed some entertaining for her. This was more than we expected, a lots of exponates, all sort of animals, from ancient dinosaurs to animals from our times. If you love wild life and nature, this is the place to visit in Venice. And it is situated in beautiful...
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09 Apr 2016
This was something we just stumbled across while lost near the Grand Canal. It was fun and easily done. Lots of stuffed animals, old fossils and strange things collected by rich people with too much time on their hands. Probably great for families with children.