Natural History Civic Museum

Dinosaurs and dioramas to discover the history of Earth

Corso Venezia, 55

PLEASE NOTICE: the museum is closed until further notice.


Dinosaurs, minerals, plants, molluscs or gigantic animals: if you’re mad about science don't miss out on the Natural History Museum in Milan!

The museum is housed in a neo-Gothic palazzo inspired by the London-style of the British Natural History Museum. In 1943 it was targeted by bombings that triggered a devastating fire, hence, the current appearance is due to a massive restoration in 2013. It has 23 exhibition rooms spread over 5,500 m2 where visitors can explore the secrets of Mineralogy and Geology, Paleontology and Zoology.


The unique layout of the themes of the evolution of Life on Earth and the relationship between organisms and the environment enable visitors of all ages to experience a wonderful adventure in discovering natural history. For younger guests there is, of course, the beloved dinosaur room!


Be prepared to be astounded by the life-size skeletons of the most gargantuan creatures from prehistory!




Right here, at Milan’s natural history museum, you can admire Italy's largest collection of dioramas featuring parks and nature reserves around the world. So why not call in and cultivate your desire for stunning natural beauty just a stone's throw from the city centre? Discover the outlying areas of Milanese and experience your very own adventure with the whole family!

Opening times

Opening times:


Opening hours and days in effect from Tuesday 8 September to 31 December 2020.

CLOSED: Monday
OPENING: Tuesday to Sunday 9:00 - 17:30

Admission is limited every 30 minutes, and online booking on the vivaticket portal is preferable. In the absence of reservations, it will be possible to access the museums only in the presence of available places:

Ticket information

Ticket information:


€ 5

Reduced price: € 3

Free admission under 18 and on the first and third Tuesday of the month after 14:00

Buy online:

Public transport

Public transport:



Line red M1 stop Palestro







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