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BIOdiversitario MArino

Discover the immersive museum of the Miramare Marine Nature Reserve #BioMa
The BIOdiversitario MArino (BioMa), the immersive museum of the Miramare Marine Nature Reserve, is situated in the former Miramare Stables. BioMa allows visitors to discover the marine biodiversity of Miramare and the Gulf of Trieste through an immersion experience - available year-round - covering the entire panoply of the Reserve's environments, from the sea surface to the depths, from macro- to micro- animal and plant organisms.

Everything is designed for visitors of all ages to learn about marine biodiversity: reconstructions of the submerged reef; sections of sand and mud sediments with their inhabitants; dioramas of sea meadows; life-size reproductions of sunfish, bottlenose dolphins and other pelagic animals; immersive videos and 3D representations of jellyfish and colourful nudibranchs; acoustic showers reproducing the sounds of the sea; a nocturnal sea tunnel showing the spectacular phenomenon of bioluminescence; and a special touch tank aquarium with bottom-dwelling organisms. 

On the stairs up to the first floor, a whirling vortex of plastic introduces the theme of human impact on the marine environment, which is examined on the top floor.

The 300 square metre space is home not only to the exhibits, but also to a spacious educational workshop, a multimedia room and an area intended for use by children, for library activities, or for workshop and creative activities that can be set up and operated in cooperation with other local bodies.
Opening Hours:
15 June to 14 September
Monday and Thursday 14:30 - 18:00
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday 9:30-18:00

15 September to 14 June
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday: 14:30 to 18:00
Weekends and Holidays: 9:30 to 18:00
Closed Thursday

Scheduled Closures
New Year's Day, Easter, Christmas Day
Admission Prices
Admission without guided visit:

Family Special:

One parent with children aged 14 or under: €12
Two parents with children aged 14 or under: €15

Refer to the website for information on concessions and free entry.
Reopening BioMa!
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From the weekend of 13 June and for all summer weekends, BioMa, the immersive museum on marine biodiversity at the Scuderie di Miramare, will also reopen and with the second half of June, the guided seawatching excursions in the Reserve for adults and families will also start and ARA diving for patented divers.

In recent weeks, the WWF staff has prepared all the necessary measures required for the reopening of the museum spaces to the public and to guarantee a safe visit to its guests, including the staggering of the accesses, the obligation to wear a mask and to measure the temperature at the entrance, an anti-droplet showcase on the reception counter, hand hygiene stations along the visit path, frequent sanitation and ventilation of spaces and services, information panels and flyers with the rules of conduct to be adopted for the prevention of infection.

To limit the interference between the activities of the summer centers, which will begin on Monday 15 June, and the general public, the Museum will be open only on weekends during the summer and until 13 September, from 9.30 am to 1.30 pm and from 2.00 pm to 6.00 pm.

On different days and times, however, extraordinary openings will be possible for small organized groups and upon reservation, always in compliance with health regulations.
Parco demaniale di Miramare
viale Miramare 349
34151 Grignano
Trieste TS

Tel. BioMa: +39 040 224346 (during BioMa opening hours)
Tel. offices: +39 040 224147
Fax: +39 040 2248084

You are advised to consult the website to confirm opening times.
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