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Museo Geologico Giovanni Capellini

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Address: Via Zamboni 63, 40126 Bologna, Italy
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+39 051 354555
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A look back in time

We visited here while strolling around the university area,and were not sorry. Great displays of archaeological finds including a huge Dinosaur.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 24 October 2016
Barbara M
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Stafford, United Kingdom
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Stafford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

We visited here while strolling around the university area,and were not sorry. Great displays of archaeological finds including a huge Dinosaur.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

A wonderful old style museum. Fantastic to see all of these fossils. The big attraction is of course the dinosaur. It is worth the visit alone.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

We visited two Museums in Bologna, this one an the Zoology one, both at walkable distance from each other and both free and very educating for all ages, we were with children and they also enjoyed both places. Would definitely recommend if you have the time. Has a huge Dinosaur in this one that really surprised me.

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Plovdiv, Bulgaria
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016

The museum is in a lovely part of the city, you could take a walk to it and enjoy the architecture. It's not a big place, but if you love archaeology, you would love it. Of course the best part are the huge dinosaur skeleton on the second floor and the scull next to it. It's a well kept museum... More 

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Varese, Italy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016

despite the name of the museum refers to geology... there are lots of fossils among plants and animals; impressive mastodons, Torvosaurus and the replica of a Diplodocus (original is in Pittsburgh) which is the star of the museum. A favorite visit for school kids. This is one of the many University museums; is not tech and modern; 1800's showcases piled... More 

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Stuttgart, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2016 via mobile

This place is amazing! And free! Walk down the street through the University area and you will find that their research museums are open to the public. The place is like walking into a movie set from an old movie. You can get really close to the exhibits and not have to fight crowds.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2016

Highly detailed, kind staff, perfect for families. You need min. 1 hour to see everything they have, one day if you really like natural science and dinosaurs. I will go back again, the next time i visit Bologna.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2016

There is everything you could be scary if it lived. It is amazing to see al this skeleton and think that they were a study help for students few centuries ago. It is a must if You are on the trip with childrens.

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Weston-super-Mare, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2015

Museo Geologico Giovanni Capellini houses a Dynamic Dinosaur! If you are remotely interested in fossils this is the museum for you! Also, there is no charge! However the high spot, in my opinion, was the huge, magnificent skeleton of a dinosaur, Diplodocus carnegiei which fills the great hall and has been there now for over 100 years, thanks to the... More 

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Cento, Italy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2014

A really good museum for a nice afternoon with all the family. The Diplodocus fossil is really beautiful, the elefants room contains a mammuth skull and a complete ancient elephant skeleton. My children (5 and 7 years old) discovered a tooth of megalodon (prehistoric giant shark) in a cabinet and every new room they sounded with a HOooo of wonder.... More 

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