The Zoology Museum
was opened in 1853 , such a zoology cabinet of the University
and it was moved to a liberty style palace in 1922, where it is
now. The collections kept in the museum concern above all the
Mediterranean fauna; the collection of shells from the
Mediterranean sea and from exotic seas, the ornithological
collection and the collection of insects are very interesting.
The museum has rich collections: the first given by Anna Paterṇ
Castello in 1923 and it includes 1000 specimens, among them a
lot of humming-bird and parrots. The second collection, acquired
in 1989, consists of 515 specimens of Sicilian birds. The
collection of Maumalia from extra-European countries ad that of
Invertebrate, among this about 700 embalmed fishes are of great
interest. The biggest collection includes about 25.000 specimens
of Coleoptera and about 1.500 specimens of Lepidoptera.
Via Androne, 81 tel. 095/312355 or 095/7306017. Visiting
hours: from Monday to Friday from 9.00 to 13.00. Saturday
and Sunday closed. Entrance: free.