This is one of the most important zoological museums in Italy thanks to its large size and number of collections preserved and on display. New acquisitions were added to the original nucleus of the museum, formed of the Aldrovandi, Cospi and Marsili collections, during the 19th and first half of the 20th century. More recently the ethnological and malacological collections have been greatly increased and re-arranged so that they can more easily be consulted by scholars. At present the ornithological collections, the African trophies and dioramas are on display on the ground floor. Systematic collections of the most important groups of animals are arranged on the first floor together with the Altobello collection, which includes amphibians, reptiles and mammals.
The description is taken from S.M.A. - University Museum System Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna
The museum of Zoology is part of Sistema Museale d'Ateneo Alma Mater Studiorum Università di Bologna - S.M.A