The museum was created in 1929 but closed following the destruction from World War II. Moved to the city aquarium, it was reopened in 1952. In 1980, the collection was moved to its current location. The museum constitutes a center for scientific culture and research for conservation and protection of the natural patrimony. The sea room was opened in 2000 and houses the skeleton of a large whale named Annie and other variations of cetaceans, sea turtles, fish and birds found in Mediterranean marine life. A botanical garden was created for the flora and vegetation of the Mediterranean region with particular focus on the communities present on the Livorno coast and in the Tuscan Archipelago.
The museum’s room dedicated to the human man illustrates the theme of human evolution from a physical and cultural perspective with particular focus on Mediterranean populations. Some of the most important fossil relics from the area are on display and help trace the evolution of modern man from anthropomorphous monkeys. Visitors can look Neanderthal man in the face (recreated using forensic science) and admire paintings of the celebrated Lascaux grotto or the statues of prehistoric Venuses.
From Tuesday to Saturday from 9-13; Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday from 15-19; closed Mondays.
reduced 2,00 €