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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In our website you can find all the necessary information on how the system works, on the safety of transactions or simply on how to get more information on your past or future purchases.
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...