Museo di Storia Naturale


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This museum has long been undergoing very leisurely restoration. Just two rooms are open to the public. It is housed in the Fondaco dei Turchi, a Venetian-Byzantine building leased to the Turks in the 17th century as a residence and warehouse. The present building is essentially a 19th-century reconstruction of the original. At present, visitors can see the Acquario delle Tegnue, devoted to the aquatic life of the northern Adriatic, and the Sala dei Dinosauri, a state-of-the-art exhibition chronicling the Ligabue expedition to Niger (1973), which unearthed a fossil of the previously unknown Auronosaurus nigeriensis and a giant crocodile.

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Museo di Storia Naturale details

Santa Croce 1730,
salizada del Fondaco dei Turchi

Area Venice

Transport Vaporetto San Stae

Telephone 041 275 0206

Open 9am-1pm Tue-Fri; 10am-4pm Sat, Sun.

Admission free.