Description of the museum : Geopaleontological Park (Paleo-Lab)
The museum is located in comune di Pietraroja in the province of Benevento.
Numerous animal and plant fossils have been discovered over the years in the Geopaleontological Park; the famous baby dinosaur Scipionyx Samniticus (known as ‘Ciro’) was discovered in 1993. Unfortunately, there are few fossil remains in Pietraroja, because many fossils are moved to Italy (Turin, Verona, Naples) and abroad (Berlin, London, Paris) to be restored and studied.
A few years ago, the Paleo-Lab was completed, where visitors take a ‘journey’ back 110 million years. This ‘journey’ through time is done:
- via a geological lift (a sort of ‘tele-transport’ through the different geological eras) and
- retracing, in different rooms, the geological events that contributed to the transformation of the ancient Pietraroja lagoon into a portion of the Matese Apennines, the history of living forms on earth, the identification of fossils in the area and the rediscovery of the ‘kinship’ linking all species of living beings.
Inside the museum, there are several educational workshops and a projection room dedicated to viewing stereoscopic 3D films. The museum is accessible to the disabled.
Via Civita, 82030 Pietraroja BN
Bank holidays and public holidays from 10 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. and from 2.30 p.m. to 5.30 p.m.
Ordinary ticket: € 4.00. Reduced ticket: € 2: for children and young people aged 6 to 18, pensioners and groups of at least 15 people. Free ticket: for children up to the age of 6 and adults over 65. Reservations required for groups and school classes.