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Museo Civico di Zoologia, Rome

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The Museo Civico di Zoologia is a natural history museum in Rome, central Italy. It is situated next to the Bioparc (Zoo) and can be entered by the Zoo or through the entrance on via Ulisse Aldrovandi. Founded in 1932, it is said to continue the natural history tradition of the Gabinetto di Zoologia dell'Università Pontificia and the collections date from 1792.

It is a recognized as an institute of national importance by the Ministero per la Università e la Ricerca Scientifica. There are collections of entomology, malacology, osteology, ornithology, herpetology, ichthyology and mammalology.There are five million specimens in total( molluscs, insects, birds and mammals and fossils). The displays are modern, with over 1000 square metres of multi-sensorial or interactive stations exhibitions and three-dimensional reconstructions.

A biodiversity display includes sections on the significance of sex in the animal world; adaptations in borderline environments and ecosystems. other displays are more traditional with two ornithology halls a gallery on "Arrigoni degli Oddi" and two halls of mammals.

The museum contains the zoological collections of Conte Arrigoni degli Oddi.

The museum is the result of a convention made between the municipality of Rome and the Sapienza University of Rome . It is one of three centres, second in the university, conserves specimens of invertebrates and vertebrates including fish, amphibians and small mammals. It is at Museo di Zoologia, Università degli Studi di Roma "La Sapienza, Viale dell'Università 32, 00100 Roma. The third, at Via Catone, contains entomological collections retained by the university.
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  • On our last day in Rome we thought we would walk to the zoo. The park leading to the zoo was peaceful. Some of the animals look very unhealthy and sickly. A few of the Japanese Macque monkeys look...  more »
  • This is a place of actual nightmares. Riddled with stuffed animals from room to room it borderlines animal abuse. It was completely empty as we came in which should’ve been a red flag, not at all in.....  more »
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  • Great place and exhibition, interesting both for children and adults. Unfortunately the explanations and video materials are only in Italian...
  • Great place, but no English translation. Which was a shame. But a staff member did stay with us for 10 mins giving us a mini tour.

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