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Happy Birthday Mr Darwin!

1st visit

Saturday 10 February, 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

We walk through the rooms of the museum, accompanied by Michele Neri, who reads aloud from Viaggio di un naturalista intorno al mondo ( A Naturalist's Voyage Round the World) and chats with our resident Naturalist on the animals encountered by Darwin.

At the end of thevisiting itinerary, all participants have a chance to become naturalists for a day by doing observations, measurements and drawings of the animals and their skeletons on a special notebook provided by the Museum.

Where: Zoology 'La Specola', Via Romana 17 - Florence


2nd visit
Sunday 11 February, 10:30 am - 12:00 noon
Dialogue between paleontologists on the fossil species described by Darwin, in front of the Museum finds. Then the participants can perform the activity as a naturalist with the comparison between the skeletons of living and fossil species, with observations, performing other measures and drawings.

Where: Paleontology, Via La Pira 4 - Florence

Info: groups of max. 30 participants (with up to 15 children)
for visitors aged 9 to 99
cost of each visit € 6 (full fare) / €3 (concession) + € 3 per child for the workshop

Those taking part in both visits will have a reduction on the ticket for the 2nd visit (Paleontology).

For all activities, reservations are required.

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