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Zoological Museum

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Address: Karl Schmid-Str. 4, Zurich, Switzerland
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+41 44 634 38 38

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Looked great for kids

Quite small but very serviceable Zoological museum. Exhibits were good, lots of animals, signs were in German (obviously). Hardly any of the fossils had estimated ages on, which... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Quite small but very serviceable Zoological museum. Exhibits were good, lots of animals, signs were in German (obviously). Hardly any of the fossils had estimated ages on, which was a shame.

Thank Giles B
Winterthur, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

we were here with our grandson (10) and had a great and interesting stay: lots to explore, do, see very interesting short films in a cinema room, microscopes etc. And we were not alone: tons of families were there, seems to be an insider's tip for families....

Thank Chrigel2014
Zurich, Switzerland
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48 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited here alone and needed only 30 minutes to walk around and see everything. I didn't go into any exhibitions but I would like to return for one. The museum is clean, well presented, well lit and the cases and quality of the furnishings and equipment is of a good quality. There is a vending machine for drinks including... More 

Thank Hippypop
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This museum is so well-recognized and it has a lot of valuable fossils through out the Earth history. Great for everyone from all ages to enjoy. And most importantly, it is free to all.

Thank Minh Duc P
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96 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

This museum is educational for all ages, broad in its exposition covering all continents and free to visit. Excellent and highly recommended!

Thank Gauttle
Canberra, Australia
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129 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

This is a lovely well-curated and free museum at the University of Zurich, easily reached by a pleasant walk or no. 30 tram from Zentral. Great activities for all, and excellent exhibitions. The University has lovely grounds. Plenty for children to do. Happy atmosphere when I visited. Obviously a popular place for locals (with/without children). Very appealing. Perfect for a... More 

Thank Fionayael
Orillia, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

This Museum at the University is free and offers an excellent selection of prehistoric and regional birds, reptiles and animals.You can take the cable car up the hill as the Museum is located on the top of the hill. Fun for the kids, a great view of the City and a worthwhile museum.

Thank russell85
United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

It was a short pleasant walk from the train station. There are displays outside of the building. This place is free. Take your time, there is much to see in the 2 small floors. I really liked the mythical creatures among all the many many animals on display. It is hard to deicide where to start. It is all very... More 

1 Thank Rudi R
Vevey, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2016

A free entrance nice museum with a good exhibition, microscope to surprise kids and puzzles to put together. There is also a minicinema to watch a movie about animal life. Do not miss it especially if you have kids

2 Thank fionavev
Seoul, South Korea
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

This museum was located in the University of Zurich. It was free but very well organized and managed. You can find all kinds of taxidermy animals with explanations and their recorded sounds. It was a perfect place for family with kids in Zurich and you can also have a lunch in the university cafetefia.

1 Thank sewonhan

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