University Center for Museums

University museum centre
The Centre (CAM, Centro di Ateneo per i Musei) coordinates and promotes the activities of the University’s museums.
via Orto Botanico, 15 - 35123 Padova
tel. +39 049 8272135 - fax. +39 049 8272125

Museums & University Museum Centre's collections

Museum of Anthropology

Dates from the early nineteenth century and houses collections paletnologiche, osteological, ethnographic and oriental art.

Botanical Museum

Born as Herbarium in 1835, it retains today not only collections of dried plants, as well as algae, fungi, mosses, lichens, wood, seeds and fruits.

Museum of Education

The collection of materials from the library of the former Department of Education Science and kindergartens, schools and universities (books, notebooks, photographs, toys, furniture) gave birth in 1993 to the Museum of Education.

Museum of Geology and Palaeontology

It houses a rich collection of rocks and fossils, mainly from Tre Venezie.

The “Enrico Bernardi” Museum of Machines

It houses memorabilia and instruments that show the evolution of engineering science, among them a three-wheeled car with a petrol engine of 1894.

Museum of Mineralogy

It collects minerals divided into several collections: systematic, genetic, mineral deposits, thematic collections. The Gasser collection contains 2,600 specimens from Trentino Alto Adige and Tyrol.

Museum of Archaeological Sciences and Art

Born designed by Gio Ponti Palace Liviano; It includes three sections (collections of antiquities, material culture and plaster casts).

Museum of the History of Physics

It has a large collection of antique scientific instruments. The collection, linked to the prestigious past of the University scientific spans the centuries from the sixteenth to the twentieth.

Museum of Astronomical Instruments

It includes the Galileo telescope, still used for research, teaching and dissemination, which is supported by a collection of scientific instruments.

Educational Museum of Veterinary Medicine

Museum of Zoology

The exhibits of the collection of eighteenth-century Vallisneri plus collections of nineteenth and twentieth century.