Luogo - Museum
Museo di Storia Naturale del Salento
Where Via Europa 95, Calimera (Lecce)
The Natural History Museum of Salento (MSNs) was born in 1982 in Calimera in the Province of Lecce. Its management is entrusted to a group of researchers assembled in cooperative NATURALIA. the exhibitions of the Museum are in the Departments of Paleontology and Paleoanthropology, Entomology, Herpetology for Ornithology and a series of sections, ranging from the Malacology to the Mineralogy, from Mammologia to embryology and teratology. The sections of Astronomy and Planetary Geology and Petrology of Botany are still at design. It has a naturalistic library open to the public. Outside forest and Mediterranean enviroments can be visited. A botanical garden, a butterfly house, a wetland and free recreation area are being preparing. Some animals are housed by OFP, in pens, cages and aviaries which can be visited.