Centro scienze naturali di Prato
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The Natural Science Center

A fascinating Museum which includes a nature park

Prato

The Museum contains 750 sq.m of space, with collections of birds, mammals, fishes, reptiles, insects, shells, minerals, stones, herbariums, and archaeological and paleontologic finds of the Galceti Paleolithic Mousterian station.

Inside the Museum there is a rescue centre for wild animals. After treatment and a period of readaption they are returned to freedom. Many of these animals remain spontaneously in the park.

In Galceti there is also a Mousterian station, witnessed by a Paleolithic industry that used the Monteferrato red jasper. The finds inside the museum provide evidence of human settlements since the paleolithic era (over 40.000 years ago).

There are also finds from the Bronze and Etruscan Ages. The Monteferrato, with its geological, floral and environmental particularities is another important characteristic of the Prato district's land.

Contact (ITA): csn.prato.it

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