Remodeled and expanded by the Ticinese architect Mario Botta, the Museum of fossils from Monte San Giorgio was inaugurated in 2012. The structure exhibits a selection of fossilized animals and plants from the unique UNESCO World Heritage Site of Monte San Giorgio.
The 2.5-meter long reconstruction of the saurian Ticinosuchus welcomes visitors to the fossil museum in the center of the village of Meride. Spread over four floors, the large variety of animals that lived 245 to 180 million years ago in the erstwhile sea and on the coast of southern Ticino are exhibited.
The Museum is available for private events only between 17.00 and 23.00.