Natural History Museum, Venice

#6 of 84 in Museums in Venice
Natural History Museum · Hidden Gem · Museum
Natural History Museum, a small yet artistically arranged natural history museum, is located in a 13th-century palace along the Grand Canal. Walk beneath whale skeletons in the cetaceans gallery, and experience firsthand the ecosystem of the Venetian Gulf in the tegnue aquarium. Discover dinosaur fossils in the paleontology exhibit and view vast collections of artifacts, such as fossils and animal skins, while learning about the methodology of research and collection. Take advantage of the opportunity to touch some of the displays, and enjoy the artifacts and other works of art that complement the natural specimens. Use our Venice sightseeing planner to add Natural History Museum and other attractions to your Venice vacation plans.
Create an itinerary including Natural History Museum
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors

Natural History Museum reviews

Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor traveler rating
TripAdvisor traveler rating 4.5
884 reviews
  • Small museum with a huge amount packed in. Some of the rooms looked like they were just created while others looked like nothing has changed in many years. The newer ones were well designed and...  more »
  • Loved the exhibitions, very interesting and good to look at. However no English writing (sorry if this seems arrogant) but worth getting an audio guide if you do not speak Italian.  more »
  • There's a lot of interesting stuff to see. There's a clear route you can follow, which is nice. The only major downside is there are no English translations for any of the texts next to the museum pieces. I believe the only way to get English translation is if you pay for the audio guide.
  • A fantastic museum! One of the nicest museums on this subject I've been to, with lots of stuff I'd never seen before like Sarcosuchus and Archaeopterix fossils. Beautifully presented and laid out. The only thing missing is information in English, it's all Italian. Don't forget to listen to the Beluga sounds at the exit to the shop. At €8 per person it's well worth it. An absolute gem!

Plan your trip to Venice

  • Get a personalized trip
    A complete day by day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it
    Refine your trip. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it
    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it
    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.