If you want to pass your time on a trip in an intellectual and fun way, you are invited to come to the Museum of Natural History in Milan. This is the largest museum in Italy and one of the essential nature museums in Europe. Whether you come alone, with friends, or with family, you are guaranteed a fun and enriching experience.
A little about the history of the place – the Natural History Museum in Milan was first established in 1838. During the Second World War, in 1943, the museum suffered a severe blow when a fighter plane bombed the place and caused much damage. The museum began to be rebuilt. It was reopened to the public in 1952.
What to see – the museum consists of 23 rooms spread over a large area of more than 5,000 square meters. The interior spaces contain over 700 displays, divided into topics such as relationships between organisms and their environment, the history of the human race, the evolution of life in nature, and what is expected to develop in the future. You can view many preserved plants, stuffed animals from all periods, fossils, skeletons, and special stones.
The museum has an extensive library with books on the relevant subject and is open to the general public. There is a considerable selection (thousands and even hundreds of thousands) of interesting magazines and books on topics such as astronomy, geology, paleontology (the study of dinosaurs), botany, etc. Also, there is a cute cafe and a small bookstore in the museum building, with souvenirs and various products.
Opening times – Tuesdays to Saturdays, 9:00-17:30 (last entry to the complex will be possible at 17:00). The museum is closed for national holidays every year on the following dates: January 1st, May 1st, and December 25th.
How to get there – you can get to the museum by subway (red line) to Palestro station or by tram lines 9, 29, and 30 to Porta Venezia station. Museum address: Corso Venezia 55.
Prices – a regular ticket for an adult costs 5 euros. A discounted ticket is for students and adults over 65 and costs €3. Children under 18 enter for free.