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The Regional Museum of Natural Sciences of Turin is located in the building formerly Known as the Hospital San Giovanni Battista. Built in the late seventeenth century by Amedeo di Castellamonte, the Ospedale Maggiore, as it was then called, was since the beginning an institution focused on scientific research. In 1978 the Piedmont Region set up the Regional Museum of Natural Sciences.
In 1980 the Piedmont Region and the University of Turin began a collaboration with the aim of uniting all the collections available to the University of Turin by reorganizing, arranging and cataloging these collections for preservation, exhibition and educational. The Museum is currently divided in several sections: Botanic, Entomology, Mineralogy-Petrography-Geology, Paleontology and Zoology.
The total area of space allocated to the activities of the museum is 22,000 square meters with an exhibition area of about 7,300 square feet. It has a specialized library, which holds 12,000 volumes and 1250 periodicals, and a Learning Center.
Museum and Exhibitions
Open Daily 10-19
Open Monday to Thursday
9.00-12.30 and 14-17
Tel 011 4326339
Entrance fees: € 5.00 for Adults aged 18 to 65 years
Reduced ticket € 2.50