MYTHOS fantastic creatures: between science and legend

Museo di Storia Naturale Giacomo Doria

 

 

 

The museum reopens to the public April 29 2021, on Thursdays and Fridays from 10 am to 6 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. with the Mythos exhibition extended through August 29.

Museo Civico di Storia Naturale G. Doria hosted, from 21st December 2019 and for the first time ever, the Mythos Exhibition, an extraordinary show of zoomorphic  creatures which last a longtime in the collettive imaginary.

Since our origin, human beings always had to face not only nature around them but also incomprehensible events. They shared their world with other creatures, animals in this case, which provided food, but were deathly and frightening enemies.

The myth was born given the need of the human species to find out the beginning of the life itself, of the creatures inhabiting the world, to understand the reality in which they lived in order to rationalise what it’s scary and unknown.

25 models realised to dive into the legend, a trip in an extraordinary world inhabited by harpies and centaurs, dragons and griffins, vampires and werewolves, mermaids and unicorns...And so much more!

Each creature displayed presents a caption, both in Italian and English, which tells their stories.

It is highly recommended  to purchase tickets online on the museums’ website http://www.museidigenova.it/it/content/museo-di-storia-naturale clicking on “acquista online”, or on Ticketone website. Visitors have to enter the Museum Exhibition respecting social distancing, but families with children.

For health reasons, it is forbidden the use of the wardrobe and the handouts during the visit. 

Guideline for visitors at the museum entry:

1.     wear a mask

2.     Sanitise hands frequently 

3.     At the museum entry there is a body temperature station: visitors with temperature higher than 37.5°C won’t enter the building.

4.     Follow the rules for the social distancing and indications on the signs throughout the visit.

Opening time:

Thursday 14 am -18 pm 

Friday 10 am - 18 pm

Saturday 10 am - 19 pm

Sunday 10 am - 19 pm

Full Ticket: € 6

Reduced ticket: € 4 From age of 3 to 14; >65 years old; disabled people

Ticket gratis: from 0-3 years old; companions of people with disability 

 

Info010 564567, museodoria@comune.genova.it