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Museums and Galleries
Sala delle Balene, Museo Geologico. Foto: IAT
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Its in Santo Spirito Hospital. The museum aims to show organically and didactically the palaeontological remains found in the marine sediments outcropped in this area. The museum activity is addressed mainly to students, thanks to a didactic path developping in the three rooms.

The rooms

The 1st ROOM offers an introduction to paleontology, showing meaningful fossiles of the various geological periods, coming from any part of the world .

The 2nd ROOM is dedicated to the fossiles of the local Pliocene, with remains of cetaceans (whales).

The 3rd ROOM contains remains of Quaternary fauna and vertebrates. Recently, the Museum was recognised as Museo di Qualità (Quality Museum) by Emilia Romagna region from Istituto per i Beni Artistici, Culturali e Naturali.

The visit to the Museum can be accompanied by other activities such as excursions on the river banks, to the badlands, but also watch documentaries in the dedicated rooms in the Museum.

There is also a guided path created for partially-sighted people, where they can touch copies of fossils from the Museum to study their shape.

Via Sforza Caolzio presso l'Ospedale Santo Spirito, 29014

Weekday timetable:
From November to March, and from June to August: visits upon booking to the tourist point.

From April to May, and September-October: 10.00 am to 12.30 pm, and from 2 to 5.30 pm

Holiday timetable:
10.00 am -12.30 pm and 3.00 – 5.30 pm


Admission prices:
Euro 3.50

Reduced prices:
Euro 2,50 (children under 12, adults over 65, soldiers, groups of more than 25 people, teachers visiting