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Acquario civico

#85 of 859 things to do in Milan Features Animals
Viale G.Gadio 2, 20100 Milan, Italy
+39 02 8844 5392
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Free admission is a huge selling point of this Milanese treasure, the city’s aquarium. Both children and adults will have a ball here observing live fish, the museum’s photographic galleries, and limited-time exhibitions.
  • Excellent17%
  • Very good47%
  • Average24%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible3%
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 13:00, 14:00 - 17:30
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Viale G.Gadio 2, 20100 Milan, Italy
Centro Storico
+39 02 8844 5392
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Free for kids and only €5 for adults this was good value for money. It's a nice room with approx 20 tanks varying in size, nicely presented in modern looking tanks. Good value for money as something interesting to do in nice cool, air-conditioned surroundingso.

Thank bj1980
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ran into the Acquario civico by chance, while walking in the Parco Sempione. We had a quick look, but we saw nothing particularly special or extravagant, or anything that would make us recommend it. However if this is the only aquarium there is, and...More

Thank Dimitris L
Reviewed 16 June 2017

This is probably more aimed at families with small children and school trips with workshops. As an Aquarium it is disappointing and the entire collection, which is not particularly interesting, can be viewed in about 15 minutes.

1  Thank Tina S
Reviewed 31 May 2017 via mobile

Went to the aquarium on a fairly warm day so it was nice to be inside. I could tell from the building that it wasn't going to be large. The tanks were interesting and I liked that they presented different types of waterways and their...More

1  Thank KaPete111
Reviewed 24 March 2017

This is not a kind of aquariums with huge tanks and sharks swimming around you, but it is quite fine to spend an hour with the kids inside. The price of 5 euro for the adults (for children the entrance is free) is a bit...More

3  Thank Boris B
Reviewed 9 January 2017

Situated on the right hand side of Parco Semione, this aquarium can easily be missed due to the fact that it doesn’t look like an aquarium from the outside and the signage isn’t very big so keep your eyes open. With a 5 euro entrance...More

1  Thank csalmon79
Reviewed 9 January 2017

Before you go a warning though - don't expect anything like the Miami Seaquarium ;) Being third oldest aquarium in Europe, it is located in an average size Art Nouveau period building just on the edge of Sempione Park. Ground floor totally occupied by tanks,...More

1  Thank GommezA
Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

The aquarium is pretty small, but fun to visit. Lots of different species in several tanks. Takes you no more than 30 mins. Entrance is free during the last hour of the day. Great combination with the castle and the park.

Thank Jurrien K
Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

Just one floor with 15-20 tanks of various sizes. Hardly worth 5€. I enjoyed the good A/C though…. 30 Celsius outside.

Thank ranshin
Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

Well maintained and clean water, cool temperatures inside for a hot summer day outside. In addition to the regular ones, also saw a few stingrays, octopuses and starfishes.

Thank SubSan
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