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Comparative Anatomy Collection


The Comparative Anatomy Collection exhibits preparations, skeletons and specimens which provide us documentary evidence on how vertebrates evolved across millions of years to adapt to new needs such as swimming, digging or running. You will be impressed by the gigantic skeleton of a 16-metre-long sperm whale!



Via Selmi, 3 - 40126 Bologna


+39 051 2094243

Scientific Advisor Prof. Valeria Franceschini

Opening hours


All our Museums and Collections continue to be closed to support the effort to contain the spread of COVID-19. All public programs, events, and tours are canceled.


Winter opening hours valid from 1 September to 31 May

Tuesday - Friday: 9am - 1pm

Saturdays, Sundays and bank holidays: 10am - 6pm

Summer opening hours valid from 1 June to 31 August

Tuesday - Friday: 10am - 1pm

Saturdays, Sundays and bank holidays: 10am - 6pm

Closed on working Mondays, 1 January, 1 May, 15 August, 24 and 25 December


Free admission

Further information

Reservation is required for groups of more than 10 people (without guide), please contact 

Interested in guided tours for groups? Please contact  to arrange an appointment.The cloakroom is unattended.

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