Natural History Museum of the Stirone River Park – Salsomaggiore Terme

Loc. Scipione Ponte, 1

43039 – Salsomaggiore Terme (PR)

0524 581139

The museum is located on the ground floor of the building that houses the Park Visitor Centre. The displays are characterized by glass cases illustrating the natural history of this protected area: some highlight the great diversity of fossils to be found along the Strione River, evidence of past geological areas, while others focus on the park’s wildlife, particularly with regards to identifying animal tracks and to acknowledging the key role played by predators in the ecosystems.

Three fascinating dioramas provide detailed replicas of certain natural habitats, such as the river itself during the four seasons, and life in the thick of a reedbed. Three aquaria host native fish from the Strione River.