Museo di Storia Naturale di Venezia

Past exhibitions

THE LAGOON. Ideas for the Park 2014

From April 15 to May 18, 2014

The Natural History Museum of Venice will host the projects of the 7th edition of “The Lagoon: ideas for the Park” organised by Lagoon Park Institution […]


June 9, 2022

The exhibition presents the view of two friends, Hussain Aga Khan and Simone Piccoli, on the extraordinary diversity of the underwater world of three countries: Tonga, Mexico and Egypt. […]

More Real than Real. Bruno Amadi at the Natural History Museum

September 4, 2021

The exhibition – curated by Cristina Beltrami – presents a selection of about forty unique pieces realized by the great Master of the lampworking, from the Seventies till today, contributing to keep alive this technique of eternal wonder. […]


May 11, 2018

Young students from the Academy of Fine Arts in Venice will present to the public the results of their artistic studies, giving a new interpretation to the scientific collections preserved in the Museum. […]

ABISSI. City of Venice 2016

October 8, 2016

Discover the wonderful shots exhibited in the 9th International Underwater Photography Competition in the museum’s ‘Cetacean Gallery’ […]

THE DOGON. Between earth and sky

May 21, 2016

Masks, sculptures, doors, bronze objects and jewellery to gather art and culture of the still mysterious Dogon people. Click to discover. […]

MUSEUM TOGETHER. The museum spreads itself, the museum communicates itself

January 30, 2016

On display are 50 posters of the students of the Bachelor’s Degree in Design and seven landscape communication projects from the Master’s Degree in Design […]

ABISSI. City of Venice 2015

October 10, 2015

This year, the museum will again host the Exhibition of the International Underwater Photography Contest organised by Abissi- UnderwaterPhotoVenice, the Club Subacqueo San Marco, Gruppo Argo and Scubashooters in its “Cetaceans Gallery”. […]

MADAGASIKARA. A photographic journey by Franco Andreone

June 13, 2015

A great number of animal and plant species not found elsewhere and 18 ethnic groups living there since about 2000 years make Madagascar island a real paradise absolutely to be preserved. The photo exhibition by the zoologist Franco Andreone, opened to the public until August 2, is a living testimony of the permanent plot between man and nature exhamined in a journey of images taken in 20 years of zoological research. […]

ABISSI. City of Venice 2014

October 11, 2014

The International Competition of Underwater Photography returns in 2014 with the display of the wonderful photographs selected by a jury of experts and on show in the fabulous “Cetaceans Gallery”, at the ground floor of the Natural History Museum. […]

CHAM. Ritual dances in Tibet

June 14, 2014

The photographer Giampietro Mattolin tells the complex world of Buddhist culture seen through oneof its most symbolic aspects: the ritual dances executed in Tibetan Buddhist monasteries in the Himalaya […]


From October 12 to November 3, 2013

The exhibition of the International Underwater Photography Contest “City of Venice 2013” returns to the museum’s fascinating Cetaceans gallery, with a series of extraordinary photographs selected by an expert jury […]

CONTEMPORARY BESTIARY. Between art and science, Italian artists from the ACACIA collection

From May 31 to October 24, 2013

Contemporary art creates a dialogue with the museum’s holdings in an alternation of grand effect and microscopic surprise based on formal analogy and similarity of content. […]

THE LAGOON: Defence of Venice 2013

From May 14 to June 2, 2013

The Parco della Laguna di Venezia is organizing a competition for infant and primary schools in the Procinve of Venice with the aim of ecnouraging knowledge about the lagoon: works are exhibited at the Museum […]


From April 30 to May 12, 2013

The conclusing phase of the MUS-E Project will take place at the Natural History Museum of Venice. This year, the MUS-E classes will embark on adventurous expeditions to distant lands to seek out populations with unknown customs and incomprehensible languages […]

SHARKLIFE. Protect sharks in the Mediterranean

From April 13 to April 28, 2013

The Natural History Museum in Venice hosts the traveling exhibition “Sharklife” carried out as a project of research and conservation of sharks and rays […]


From March 9 to April 7, 2013

After the conclusion of the first phase of the ARVe Project, a selection of the best shots, collected by vounteers in the first three years of the project, are exhibited in the Cetaceans Gallery of the Museum […] […]

ABYSS. City of Venice 2012

October 13, 2012

Photographic exhibition of the “V International Underwater Photography Competition”, organized by the Committee of UnderwaterPhotoVenice, Underwater Club San Marco and the Argo Group Research Diving […]


From May 26 to June 10, 2012

MUS-E is a European multicultural project dedicated to children that seeks, through artistic experiences, to counter isolation and social difficulties in schools […]

THE LAGOON: many isles, one park

April 28, 2012

A competition for infantS and primary schools in the province of Venice with the aim of promoting awareness of the lagoon and to encourage the children to defend their natural, historic and cultural heritage […]