Museum of Zoology


The Museum of Zoology at the University of Padova houses a number of renowned, and fascinating, historic collections. The oldest artefacts date to the period of Antonio Vallisneri (1661-1730), although the majority of specimens are from the 19th century. The arachnid collections of Giovanni Canestrini (1835-1900) are of particular scientific interest.

The Museum is temporarily closed to the public due to renovation activities.


Museum of Zoology
Via G. Jappelli, 1/a – 35121 Padova
Tel. +39 049 8275410 –

Curator: Marzia Breda
Via G. Jappelli, 1/a – 35121 Padova
Tel +39 049 8275410 

Museum technician: Salvatore Restivo
Museo di Zoologia
via Jappelli 1/a – Padova
tel. +39 049 8275475


Scientific director of the Museo della Natura e dell'Uomo: prof. Telmo Pievani

Departmental delegate to the museums: Prof. Giuseppe Fusco di Biologia
Via Ugo Bassi 58/B
tel. 049 827 6238


Department of Biology
Via Ugo Bassi 58/b – 35121 Padova
Tel. +39 049 8276178 – fax +39 049 8072213

Head of Department: Prof. Luigi Bubacco