Paleolab is run by Associazione Didattica Museale and situated in Parco Indro Montanelli (ex Giardini Pubblici) near to the park entrance by via Manin n.4. Housed in what was once the big cats' cage of Milan's old zoo, Paleolab organises workshops and birthday parties for children.

For details regarding workshops we suggest you take a look at the  programme on which lists details of all upcoming events for the month offered by Paleolab, as well as the Natural History Museum and Biolab. Prices, times and details of how to book as well as suitable ages are all provided. Booking is essential as places are limited. 

In addition to workshops, Paleolab also organises different types of parties for different age groups:

Paleo party - (aged 7 to 10) children are sent on a dinosaur fossil hunt. With the help of their friends they must complete the map and together they must overcome a number of problems in order to complete their mission.

Mago party - (aged 6 to 10) children have to free "brilla cristallo" (a fairy) from a spell which has frozen her. Together the children will have to face strange and elaborate challenges as well as frogs, toads, birds and bats in a duel to the end. 

Archeoparty -  (aged 6 to 10) this theme is perfect for all Indiana Jones wannabes in search of lost civilisations and treasures! 

Dino Party - (aged 3 to 6) this is perfect for little ones. Children discover a mysterious footprint and get to journey through time to an ancient world to help a small dinosaur.

Paleolab requires parties to have a minimum of 15 children and a maximum of 25 (including the birthday boy or girl) and ask that some of the parents remain at the party. The price per child is €11 during the week and €12 at weekends and festivities. If you wish to provide refreshments for guests you may do so, but you must bring your own and add €20 to the total to cover the costs of clearing up. Bookings must be made at least 10 days in advance by calling the Information desk at Museo Civico di Storia Naturale on tel.: 02 88463337 (every day from 9.00-13.00 and 13.30-17). Should you wish to have the party in English, just ask and Paleolab will see if they have availability. On booking you will need to pay €60 in advance and the balance on the day of the party. Once you have booked by phone simply download the payment form and rules (see, fill in the form and send it to

Associazione Didattica Museale also organises exhibitions and nights in the museum for children as well as special events for adults still interested in the world of science. Details can be found on the website. 


Parco Indro Montanelli (ex Giardini Pubblici) ingresso da via Manin 4 Milano
02 88463337