Museo di Storia Naturale di Venezia

Natural History Museum of Venice Giancarlo Ligabue

Past events

One hundred years of nature and history at the Museum

The focus of activities in 2023 will be the centennial celebration of the Museo di Storia Naturale di Venezia, founded in 1923. The 2023 programme includes a range of activities offered throughout the year […]

Experimental Science Games 2020

March 12, 2020

The Natural History Museum of Venice is hosting the regional phase of the tenth edition of Experimental Science Games, organised by the National Association of Natural Science Teachers (ANISN). […]


March 11, 2020

As an introduction to local urban birdlife, the Museum will present “Birds in the city”, a project which is mapping the birds in the Venice Municipality. […]


September 9, 2018

The Venice Glass Week, the international festival dedicated to the art of glass, returns with more than 180 different events including exhibitions, guided tours, conferences, workshops, performances and educational activities. Discover Museo di Storia Naturale’s programme […]

CLIMATE CHANGE: what will our life be like in 50 years?

April 21, 2018

The Museum is presenting an afternoon of study on the causes of climate change and the effects we will have to face. Find out more […]

MADAGASCAR DAYS 2015. Marco Polo's Island

June 12, 2015

In collaboration with the Museo Regionale di Scienze Naturali of Turin and the Associazione “Malagasy Miray”, the Natural History Museum of Venice will host Madagascar Days 2015. The two-days event is aimed at rediscovering the wonders of this ancient island. On the occasion, researchers studying biodiversity and health operatives who will explain how Italy is involved in helping in this country. […]

EVENING NATURE: science and nature preservation minifestival

From July 25 to July 26, 2014

On Friday 25 and Saturday 26, from 6.00 to 11.00, at Palazzo Grassi in Chioggia, the second edition of “EVENING […]

THE GREAT CARNIVORES RETURN. The presence of the bear, wolf and lynx in Veneto

March 29, 2014

The Museum of Natural History of Venice proposes a day-long event dedicated to the presence of bears, wolves and lynxes in the Veneto […]

THE MONK SEAL IN THE ADRIATIC. A surprising return

November 16, 2013

After the unexpected reports of monk seals in the Lagoon of Venice, the Museum of Natural History, in collaboration with the Municipality of Venice and LIPU Venice section, is organizing a conference-projection of this particular species of marine mammal […]


November 26, 2013

Cinzio Gibin presents ” Letters by Stefano Andrea Renier ” the book he edited that provides a significant overview of the thought and action of the Italian naturalist. […]

23° ANMS CONGRESS (National Association of Science Museums)

From November 13 to November 15, 2013

The Natural History Museum will organize and host the XXIII National Congress “Layout to communicate in scientific museums: spaces and technologies for an accessible culture” […]


October 27, 2012

The Natural History Museum of Venice is participating in the project with training and information projects for public, with the aim of increasing awareness of citizsens to the value of biodiversity and to communicate the stratefic role played by natural history museums in the conservation of nature […]


From December 7, 2013 to January 12, 2014

In order to spread the initial results of the research programme aiming at an increased awareness of palaeontological holdings of the Natural History Museum, but also to reveal curiousities and recent discoveries about dinosaurs, the Museum is arranging a day of thematic conferences and workshops for families […]


June 22, 2013

At the Museum of Natural History, Ca’ Rezzonico – Museum of 18th Century Venice and Ca’ Pesaro – International Gallery of Modern Art, the Art Night audience will find the permanent collections enriched and enhanced by temporary exhibitions of great interest along with performance projects created ad hoc […]

HERPETHON. Herpetological marathon 2013

June 29, 2013

The Natural History Museum of Venice will again be taking part in the initiative of “HerpeThon”, a national event promoted by the Societaas Herpetologica Italica, with a day of educational conferences […]

BIG MARINE ANIMALS. Sharks, turtles and cetaceans Day

April 13, 2013

In order to promote the marine biology collections, the Museum organise a day-long event dedicated to the great inhabitants of the sea, with conferences and workshops for families […]


March 9, 2013

Upon the conclusion of the first phase of the project ARVe (Atlante dei Ropaloceri del Veneto – Rhopalocera atlas of the Veneto), the museum has organised a day dedicated to butterflies […]


February 2, 2013

Since 2006, the museum’s researchers have been collecting data about birds nesting and overwintering in the Comune di Venezia, now in a publication of an “Ornithological atlas”, presented a the “Bird Day” […]

CARNIVAL 2013 - Erbolato, or dissertation by a charlatan on nature and science

From February 10 to February 12, 2013

As part of the CARNIVAL OF VENICE 2013, a theatre show adapted and performed by Alessandro Bressanello will be held in the Natural History Museum of Venice […]

BAT DAY 2012

April 14, 2012

2012 has been proclaimed the International Bat Year with the aim of making people aware of the importance of these animals for the environment and for the need to protect them […]