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“I felt like Indiana Jones!”

Museo Geologico Giovanni Capellini
Ranked #70 of 340 things to do in Bologna
Certificate of Excellence
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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.

Thank macsterling
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Reviewed 16 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.

Thank Zsófia S
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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.

1  Thank Tomasz P
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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 daughter of Andrew Carnegie, the Scottish American industrialist and philanthropist.
There are many more fascinating skeletons as well as fossils of plants and fish – so lots to see and enjoy!

2  Thank Veronica B
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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. The entranace is free.
A negative note is about the furniture which is quite old and not always suitable for an optimum understanding of the fossils. Some more descriptive panels (in engligh too!) could help to a have a better visit.

1  Thank whitepike2014
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