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Museum of Natural History (Museum d'Histoire naturelle)

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Address: route de Malagnou 1, Geneva 1208, Switzerland
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+41 22 418 63 00
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10:00 - 17:00
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Always check out the Natural History Museum!

I love a good natural history museum and I've never seen a bad one. This is a terrific one. They've mastered the art of diorama in a big way! There are some spectacular scenes... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Christy C
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Farmington Hills, Michigan
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Farmington Hills, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I love a good natural history museum and I've never seen a bad one. This is a terrific one. They've mastered the art of diorama in a big way! There are some spectacular scenes arranged along the edges and in the center depicting millennia of plants and animal on earth. The whole museum is a manageable size and can be... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We visited the museum last week. I was blown away by the neat presentation of the displays and diversity of species. Some have been re-created, like the Dodo, some are displayed in their natural habitat. Soooo much to see, we ran out of time and were asked to leave at closing time when we hadn't even finished the second floor... More 

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Treviso, Italy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

At Museum of Natural History you will spend an amazing afternoon with animals, corals, fishes, dinosaurs. This museum is great for children and families with kids. It is very easy to reach the museum from the centre and the entry is free.

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Tamworth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Well worth a look extremely interesting on all levels. Staff very helpful and when we visited in December wasn't it was pretty QT. Wonderful art work for you to admire.

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Herne Bay, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a great day out. It was very interesting and the exhibits were great. The Africa part was amazing and the kids area was great too. Had if you don't know French as it's all in French but this didn't matter to me.

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Maastricht, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The museum is massive! I'd recommend to start with the top floor to see the dinosaurs, then work your way down (to save your energy for the more interesting, larger animals). I visited the museum with a couple of friends, and all of us- in our early 20s- had a great time. It was free entrance as well!! We walked... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Recently visited this museum which is perhaps a 10 minute walk from the main shopping district in Geneva. The main focus here is animals and what I liked was that they were all highly detailed and looked real. The Mueums is laid out on several floors with each having a somewhat different set of stuffed animals. I particularly enjoyed the... More 

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Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wide range of stuffed animals, fish and birds 3rd floor visit was not my thing, all small insects with weird looking bodies are not my thing 2nd floor with all the mammals were the best thing in the museum The Takhi looked very small compared to the real ones

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited with 8 and 10 year olds who loved the dinosaurs and the animal exhibits. We spend 2.5 hours wandering through the museum and enjoyed ourselves. The exhibits are well put together and interesting to look at. Free entry. A few hours well spent.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I would have given a two star rating for this museum if it was not for their newest temporary exhibition of dinosaurs. The permanent collection rooms were dark and they did have amazing collections of (stuffed) animals but the display was not exciting at all. People should be able to try and touch things. Only in the kids-intended area of... More 

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