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Museo di Zoologia - Polo museale Sapienza

Museo Civico di Zoologia

The Museum of Zoology was founded by Pious the Ninth in 1853 and originated from the zoological collections of the Archiginnasio Pontificio. After alternate events that caused several moves and the yielding of a few of the collections, it was assigned to its current location in 1971. The collection started to grow again due to many zoological specimens gathered in the course of the faunal searches by the researchers of the Institute of Zoology. In 1977 the Museum incorporated the rich collection of insects (about three million) from the Institute of Entomology that was suppressed. Currently the property of the museum consists of collections of vertebrates and invertebrates, maintained either dry or in liquids. It includes the collection of mammals and birds of Latium and the Western Alps and the collection of fishes, crustaceans, amphibians, reptiles, and micromammals of the Mediterranean area. Instead the entomological collection is kept in the location of via Valerio Massimo, while another conspicuous part of findings is exhibited in the Civic Museum of Zoology since 1932.

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Address 
POINT (12.521768 41.905999)
POINT (12.513449 41.9045343)
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Museums and cultural sites are subject at the COVID containment measures.
For the opening times and guidelines please check the official website

Contacts 
Email: 
museo.zoologia@uniroma1.it
Telephone: 
06 44702813
Web site: 
https://web.uniroma1.it/polomuseale/museo-zoologia
Web site: 
https://web.uniroma1.it/museo_zoologia/home
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Museo di Zoologia - Polo museale Sapienza, Piazzale Valerio Massimo, 6
Piazzale Valerio Massimo, 6
41° 54' 21.5964" N, 12° 31' 18.3648" E
Museo di Zoologia - Polo museale Sapienza, Viale dell'Università, 32
Viale dell'Università, 32
41° 54' 16.3224" N, 12° 30' 48.4164" E

 

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