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The Academy of Sciences of the Institute of Bologna (Accademia delle Scienze dell'Istituto di Bologna) is an academic society in Bologna, Italy, that was founded in 1714 and prospered in the Age of Enlightenment. Today it is closely associated with the University of Bologna.
|Tuesday||10:00 AM – 4:00 PM|
|Wednesday||10:00 AM – 4:00 PM|
|Thursday||10:00 AM – 4:00 PM|
|Friday||10:00 AM – 4:00 PM|
|Saturday||10:00 AM – 6:00 PM|
|Sunday||10:00 AM – 6:00 PM|
Awesome museum. Very unique. It focuses on the history of science and even is laid out in an "old fashioned way." The rooms have old fashioned wooden cabinets with collections that have old labels on them. It really helps you imagine how collections used to displayed. The museum doesn't focus so much on the artefacts themselves but how science was perceived in previous centuries. Everything in the museum was cutting edge at some time, whether it be boat construction, maps, optics, terracotta foetuses, fossil collection, etc. The frescoes are also worth seeing and only 5€.
Amazing but crowded. Better off season
Grat Museum for Natural History Fans 💙
A very uneven museum, populated almost randomly by some things that you would expect: items of science, a rather small library, fleeting displays of university history. Then you will find several rooms dedicated to the completely unexpected and out of place: military architecture, particularly fortress design from the 17th century; rooms full of model ships from the late medieval through about the 18th century. The science items themselves are uneven: a room full of small fossils; a room full of models of fetus development; discussions of some Bologna scientists, but omitting many. This museum is worth a quick look, but it could be much better organized and more representative.
Great, diverse museum. Even though the lady at the counter forgot to give me 10 euro back.
Cool wax museum. It's quite small. Expect to be done seeing everything in less than 45 mins. Still worth checking out if you're under 27. 3 euros. 5 euros otherwise.
beautiful museum! has to be one of my favourites in bologna!