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Tickets for Museum of Natural History La Specola: Skip The Line

See thousands of preserved animals and stunning mineral collections

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Overview
Opening hours
Today
10:30 - 17:30
Tomorrow
10:30 - 17:30
Friday
10:30 - 17:30
Saturday
10:30 - 17:30
Sunday
10:30 - 17:30
Monday
Closed
Tuesday
10:30 - 17:30
Highlights
  • See over 5,000 perfectly preserved and dissected animals from a collection of 3.5 million – trust us, it's less gruesome than it sounds!
  • Enjoy the sparkliest exhibition in the world, as you check out the Mineraliter gemstone collection
  • Celebrate the life and work of Galileo in the stunning Neoclassical Tribune of Galileo
Description

Ever seen a stuffed walrus? How about one from the 18th century? See it for yourself, plus a mind-boggling collection of 3.5 million animals at Florence's La Specola Natural History Museum. Be wowed by sparkling minerals and gemstones, pay tribute to legendary astrologist Galileo, and even peek inside a hippo. It's weird, it's wacky, it's science!

In the Zoological Collection, study more than 5,000 animals, perfectly preserved, dissected and displayed for your viewing pleasure. It might be a little creepy if it wasn't all in the name of science - when was the last time you looked inside a hippo?

In the new Mineraliter exhibition, 'ooh' and 'aah' at the University's glittering collection of rare minerals, sourced globally, as well as from Italy. Just don't call them rocks!

Finally, you can celebrate the life and work of the revolutionary Florentine scientist in the magnificent Tribune of Galileo – a glass-domed shrine with stunning frescoes depicting Italy's invaluable scientific achievements.

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What's included
  • Access to the Zoological Collection
  • Access to the Mineraliter mineral section
  • Access to the Anatomical Wax Halls
  • Access to the skeleton rooms
Instructions

Show your smartphone voucher at the ticket office to collect your paper ticket.

Cancellation

Cancellations are not possible for this ticket.

Venue
Address
La Specola Museum
17,Via Romana, 50125, Florence
Key info
Wheelchair accessible
Insider tip

La Specola opened in 1775, so it's one of the oldest science museums in Europe. And its dramatic Neoclassical architecture is a cool backdrop for thousands of artifacts from the history of Italian science.

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Reviews
Jul 7, 2018
The wax anatomical models were wonderful, and well worth the extra money. i would have liked to. Have been able to book them in advance, but actually there was no problem getting a ticket on the day.
Aug 14, 2018
Ottimo canale di acquisto accessi ai luoghi ed eventi della città. Una volta che mi sono dichiarato alla cassiera, sono stato fatto passare senza dover attendere.
Aug 1, 2018
Bellissimo museo. La visita guidata attraverso le cere anatomiche davvero emozionante.
Jun 24, 2018
O museu é incrível, surpreende a todos que visitam! Recomendo!!!
Jun 24, 2018
Molto molto interessante i bambini si sono molto divertiti museo molto curato
Apr 29, 2018
Museo molto bello con una collezione di animali imbalsamati incredibile

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