Through advanced teaching aids, models, reconstructions and graphics equipment, the museum tries to explain the evolution of our species.

Founded in 1876 by ​​paleontologist Luigi Pigorini, since 1994, the museum presents itself with a new layout: two sections, one dedicated to the Prehistory and Early History and one to Indigenous non-European Cultures.
The evolution of our species is supplemented by a multimedia and digital frame that takes the visitor along a route of setting model that faithfully reproduces various situations of excavation.


Piazza Guglielmo Marconi, 14


Reduced: 4.00

Ticket: 8.00


Fax: +39 06 54952310

Telephone: +39 06 549521

Web site:


Accessible to disabled people

Educational Laboratory

Guided Visits

Hygienic Facilities for Disabled


Multimedia booths

Video Projection


Tueday - Sunday: 8.00 am - 7.00 pm
Last admission 1/2 hour before closing time
Monday Closed, 25 December closed

In July and in August the museum will be closed on Sunday (except on the 2nd July and on the 6th August, first Sunday of the month)