The Museum Itinerary

DISCOVERING, UNDERSTANDING, AND SHARING KNOWLEDGE ABOUT THE NATURAL WORLD

The Zoological Natural History Museum

This exhibition area features naturalised specimens and skeletons from the historical collections of the University of Turin, complemented by more recent finds.

The animals on display, all of high naturalistic and historical value, are grouped by geographical area of origin, thus providing a sort of virtual world tour.

The centrepiece of the exhibition is Fritz, the Asian elephant donated in 1827 to the Savoy family by the Viceroy of Egypt that spent several years living in the Palazzina di Caccia in Stupinigi.

Dettaglio di Rinoceronte esposto presso il Museo, foto di Simone Benso

The ark of explorations

The hall called "The Ark" provides an overview of the past and present naturalistic journeys, revolving around the iconic skeleton of a whale stranded on the beach of Bordighera in the mid-19th century.

Naturalist explorers have always played a key-role when it comes to natural history museums; the MRSN therefore is giving them well-deserved recognition, since increasing public awareness of the value of biodiversity has become a matter of urgency

Foto panoramica dell'Arca delle Esplorazioni, foto di Simone Benso

The Hall of Wonders

Through this hall, a selection of the abundance and variety of finds stored in the MRSN's repositories is offered.

The historical and contemporary collections of the MRSN are a treasure chest of immense value, both for the uniqueness of the exhibits and as essential resources for assessing changes in ecosystems.

The gathering of naturalistic materials, their cataloguing and studying are the main purposes of all modern museums, whose scientific collections are the beating heart.

Visione prospettica della Sala delle Meraviglie del Museo, foto di Simone Benso

THE SPECIALIST LIBRARY HAS 19,000 VOLUMES AND APPROXIMATELY 1,250 PERIODICALS

Go to the library

How many things can one learn about the natural world? Find it all out at the Regional Museum of Natural Sciences!