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Centre of Natural Science

  • Galceti

Via di Galceti, 74 tel. 0574 460503 fax 0574 693401

This is a Foundation of the Town of Prato, composed of a museum of natural science with 750 m2 of exhibition rooms, and an environmental park of 80,000 m2 with loose animals, under care and readjustment. Many scientific, didactic, educational, environment protection and eco-museum activities are organised. The museum is in the Franciscan Monastery of Galceti and has a wide collection of birds, mammals, fish, reptiles, insects, seashells, minerals, rocks, and herbals. A sector is dedicated to prehistory, with finds of the Mousterian Station and Industry of Galceti. A space is dedicated to the geological, floristic, historical and environmental peculiarities of the Protected Area of Monteferrato, while air-conditioned rooms host many animals that are victims of exotic animal trade: boas, pythons, iguanas, monitor lizards, parrots. Inside the Centre there are the Astronomical Observatory and the Planetarium that permit interesting educational observations performed by experts.