A wealth of 200 thousand natural and anthropological exhibits, built up over centuries. A merger of four collections — Mineralogy, Geology & Paleontology, Zoology and Anthropology — associated historically with the University of Padua. A scientific narration of planet Earth as an evolving system, describing the diversity of humankind and the environment, and the relationships between them, using multimedia and interactive methods for the ultimate learning experience. To round off the celebrations marking 800 years since its foundation, the University of Padua offers this opportunity for participation and scientific citizenship to schools, to the city and to tourists.
Located opposite the Scrovegni Chapel — partner in a symbolic dialogue between knowledge and art — this is the showcase project in a scientific museum-centric ecosystem that runs through the city, connecting the museum with the Palazzo del Bo, the Botanical Garden (UNESCO heritage site) and the various university museums, giving Padua a unique identity in Italy and in Europe.