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Venues, dates and opening times
Venice, Giardini – Arsenale, from May 9th until November 22nd, 2015
Opening times: 10 am – 6 pm
Closed on Mondays (except November 16th, 2015)
Advance sale (special fare available) 
Ticket office
Giardini – Opening times 10 am – 5:30 pm
Arsenale (Campo della Tana) – Opening times 10 am – 5:30 pm
Last admission to the exhibition venues – 5:45 pm
Special tickets are valid for more entries to both exhibition venues (Giardini and Arsenale); they are nominal tickets and to purchase them a valid ID must be shown at ticket offices.
Single Regular tickets are valid for one entry to each of the two exhibition venues (Giardini and Arsenale) and they can be used also on non-consecutive days.
Special tickets (purchase is only possible with a valid ID)
Full Special 2days  € 30 (pass valid for two consecutive days entry to both venues)
Reduced Special 2days under 26  € 22 (pass valid for two consecutive days entry to both venues)
Permanent pass  € 80 (pass valid until 22nd November)
Permanent pass students and Under 26 yrs.  € 45 (pass valid until 22nd November)
Regular tickets
Full price € 25 (valid for one entry to each venue, Giardini + Arsenale, may be used also on non-consecutive days)
Reduced € 22 COOP, CTS, ITIC, ISIC, FAI, Touring Club, Cinema Più, Venezia Unica city pass (purchase order), Rolling Venice Card, Carta Giovani, ACI, Trenitalia Frecciargento/Frecciabianca ticket destination Venice (earlier 3 days max) and CartaFRECCIA members
Reduced € 20 (over 65 yrs., military officers, Venice residents, ticket holders of the 59th International Festival of Contemporary Music)
Students/ Under 26 yrs. € 15 (with current student ID or current ID card)
Reduced € 15 (Biennale Card Gold and Platinum holders)
Family Formula € 42 (2 adults+1 under 14 yrs+14 for any other visitor under 14 yrs old)
Adult groups € 16 (min. 10 people, booking required)
Secondary school students groups € 10 (min. 10 people, booking required)
University students groups € 14 (min. 10 people, booking required)
Student groups from universities affiliated to the project Biennale Sessions € 20
(min. 50 people, booking required - tickets/passes are valid to visit the two exhibition venues for 3 consecutive days)
Free admission: up to the age of 6 (included), adults accompanying disabled visitors, nursery schools,  elementary and junior high schools participating in educational activities
Guided tours, theoretical and practical thematic-educational itineraries, laboratories and creative workshops.
Available in Italian and many foreign languages.
Booking required, average duration 1h 45’, 2 h.
The service is fee-paying, entry ticket not included
1 venue € 90 – 2 venues € 150
1 venue € 70 – 2 venues € 120
High schools
1 venue € 60 – 2 venues € 100
Elementary and Junior High schools
1 venue € 60
Nursery schools
1 venue € 50
Creative workshops for families
Workshop - fee per child 1 venue € 5
Guided tours without reservation
Guided tours for individual visitors in Italian or in English: 1 venue € 7 / 2 venues € 10.
Activities available on set days and times. Buy your guided tour online >>

Art + Music  Formula

1 ticket for the
56th Intl. Art Exhibition + 1 ticket for a concert in the 59th Intl. Festival of Contemporary Music
36 full price
30 concession
22 groups
18  university students / under 26
Services for visitors
Infopoint, free cloackroom, services for families, stroller and baby carrier free rental, changing table, nursing and feeding station, family lounge 
Infopoint, free cloackroom, services for families, changing table, feeding station
Small-sized animals on leash are admitted to the green area at the Giardini venue; no animals admitted at the Arsenale venue
Services at the Exhibition venues (Giardini and Arsenale)
Bar, restaurant, bookshop
Marsilio Editori
Booking and information
Guided visits, groups, schools
Mon/Sat from 10 am to 5:30 pm
Tel. +39 041 5218 828
Fax +39 041 5218 732

The artists selected for the main exhibition, All The World’s Futures
National Participations
Countries exhibited in their own pavilions at the 56th Intl. Art Exhibition
Collateral Events
Additional exhibitions and initiatives in Venice during the 56th Biennale