The Museum opens on 23 June and is the main permanent legacy left to the city by the celebrations for the 800th anniversary of the University of Padua.
The day opens with a guided tour reserved for accredited journalists in the presence of the rector of the University Daniela Mapelli, the scientific director of the Museum and delegate for communication and scientific dissemination Telmo Pievani and the president of the University Center for Museums Fabrizio Nestola. The program continues with the ribbon cutting and the inauguration ceremony in live streaming starting at 12.
In the evening, the Museum welcomes citizens from 7 to 11 pm, with reservations required (sold out). At 4.00 pm it is possible to follow the meeting “Museums from four Continents” in live streaming, in which Fabrizio Nestola talks with two directors and two directors of international museums guests of the event: Katrin Vohland of the Naturhistorisches Museum in Vienna; Jeffrey Post of the National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C.; Analía A. Lanteri of the La Plata Museum, Paseo del Bosque; Ken-ichi Shinoda of the National Museum of Nature and Science in Tokyo.
The Museum of Nature and Humankind officially opens on Saturday 24 June and can be visited from Tuesday to Sunday, from 10 to 19 (last admission at 18).
During the first opening weekend, guided tours at 11, 15, 15:30, 17, 17:30 are free (subject to availability) and can be booked by contacting the Reservation Center (049.8273939, every day 9-17).