E. Caffi - Natural Science Museum

E. Caffi - Natural Science Museum

Description

Located next to the Archaeology Museum in Piazza della Cittadella, where it was moved in the same year (1960), the Museum of Natural Science keeps most of its collections in its archives, in order to let scientists study them and develop the knowledge about environment, living animals and extinct species. It was established in 1861 in the building of Regio Istituto Tecnico: today, it hosts millions of natural findings!

Before entering the Museum, we have a little warning for you: an enormous mammoth is going to welcome you at the entrance. But don’t be afraid, it is extremely friendly!

Right after the Museum’s prehistoric guardian you will find many specimens, divided into groups: zoology, entomology, geology and palaeontology. Afterwards, you can admire many examples of all five classes of vertebrates, along with a wide and rich collection of arthropods, with more then one million specimens!

You can also admire the shimmering collection of minerals. Moreover, if you loved Jurassic Park you will also love the amazing fossils coming from Bergamo territory and from all over the world: over 55.000 findings, including a fantastic life-size cast of the skeleton of an Allosaurus, a large bipedal dinosaur!


The Museum of Natural Science is very active and is involved in many initiatives, as well as local, national and international events.

Conferences, film festivals, excursions, temporary exhibits, and workshops: at the museum you can also use electronic microscopes, read books or use the tactile showcases. The museum is also very attentive to disabilities and is equipped with specific itineraries, such as the Braille one for blind people.

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Located next to the Archaeology Museum in Piazza della Cittadella, where it was moved in the same year (1960), the Museum of Natural Science keeps most of its collections in its archives, in order to let scientists study them and develop the knowledge about environment, living animals and extinct species. It was established in 1861 in the building of Regio Istituto Tecnico: today, it hosts millions of natural findings!

Before entering the Museum, we have a little warning for you: an enormous mammoth is going to welcome you at the entrance. But don’t be afraid, it is extremely friendly!

Right after the Museum’s prehistoric guardian you will find many specimens, divided into groups: zoology, entomology, geology and palaeontology. Afterwards, you can admire many examples of all five classes of vertebrates, along with a wide and rich collection of arthropods, with more then one million specimens!

You can also admire the shimmering collection of minerals. Moreover, if you loved Jurassic Park you will also love the amazing fossils coming from Bergamo territory and from all over the world: over 55.000 findings, including a fantastic life-size cast of the skeleton of an Allosaurus, a large bipedal dinosaur!


The Museum of Natural Science is very active and is involved in many initiatives, as well as local, national and international events.

Conferences, film festivals, excursions, temporary exhibits, and workshops: at the museum you can also use electronic microscopes, read books or use the tactile showcases. The museum is also very attentive to disabilities and is equipped with specific itineraries, such as the Braille one for blind people.

Accessibility

Getting there

150 metres (Largo Colle Aperto): 3 reserved parking spaces according to law; possibility to request a parking permit in Piazza Cittadella.

150 metres (Largo Colle Aperto): bus terminus line 1; step height 15cm; bus equipped with manual platform.

Pedestrian path from carparks and bus stop: flat and adequate in terms of width and type of paving; no tactile-plantar signage.

Entering

Ticket entrance not accessible (3 steps); access from side entrance with call button. Ticket counter height = 90cm.

Access to exhibition halls (1st floor) via an elevator accessible from a secondary entrance reachable by a 60m external path on stone pavement; lift with 90cm wide door, 150x135cm cabin; braille button panel h 115cm; capacity 800 kg.

Visiting

Exhibition path all on the first floor, organised on different levels connected to each other through staircases, 3 lifting platforms with man present (door width 75cm; cabin 90x125; capacity 250-300kg) and a platform stair lift (capacity 150kg). The 250kg platform and the stairlift may not hold the weight of an electric wheelchair. The only non-accessible space is the audiovisual room (3 steps). The museum is equipped with a courtesy manual wheelchair.

The objects on display are generally visible and the captions are legible.

 Devices for the visually impaired: tactile map at the beginning of the path; Three tactile installations "Touchable Museum"; A sound installation "Hear who sings".

Accessible and usable teaching rooms; Accessible refreshment room equipped with vending machines.

Using the bathroom

Bathroom accessible on the 1st floor in front of the elevator. Door 85cm with external opening; Cubicle 182x182cm; WC height 51cm, frontal and lateral approach; presence of hand rails; No hand shower for bidet; Ergonomic washbasin Height 80cm, with inclined mirror.

 

Synthetic evaluation

O = person with motor disability: accessible independently.

/ = person with visual impairment: accessible with escort.

 

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