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Zoological Collection


Welcome to the Zoological Collection of the University of Bologna, where you can stroll around and look at the creatures which have been living on our planet. Game trophies, two great dioramas of Italian environments, an Indian Rhinoceros and a Sunfish: everything in one place! Come and enjoy our collection: you will be surprised by the variety of rare and fascinating animal species you will encounter.



Via Selmi, 3 - 40126 Bologna


+39 051 2094960

Scientific Advisor Prof. Marco Passamonti

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.


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