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Museo di Zoologia

last update date: 18/04/2016, 10:15

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

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Museo di Zoologia

Via Selmi 3, 40126 Bologna (BO)

Phone +39 051 251723 ; +39 051 2094248 ; +39 051 2094140
Map coordinates [?]: C-5

How to get here:

by bus: lines and timetables on the website

by car: located in restricted traffic zone ZTL. Ring road exits  n. 8/8bis-9 and 10 direction city center.

Entrance notes:

free (during art exhibitions, admission fee. For further information, please apply directly to the Museums)

Opening time:

From Monday to Friday: 8.30am - 6.30 pm; Saturday and Sunday: 10am - 6pm.

 25 April + 1 May 2016: 10am - 6pm.