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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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Interesting and extensive displays of stuffed animals-FREE

The museum is free to enter and has extensive displays of stuffed animals set out by region eg Africa and by type- carnivores, rodents, fish etc. There is signage and information... read more

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130 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum is free to enter and has extensive displays of stuffed animals set out by region eg Africa and by type- carnivores, rodents, fish etc. There is signage and information including a reasonable amount in English. There's a nice café serving tea and coffee, cakes and snacks. We stayed for 2 hours or so and found it very interesting.... More 

Thank KayBristol
Paris, France
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great for kids and adults alike! A huge (3 floor display), well-curated and well-organized. And its free!

Thank Elaine L
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Yes that was my first impression when I get in, wooooooooow. I have never before seen something even closer to this great museum. Very beautiful, very educational and enjoyable museum. You have feel like you are on that place on the earth where these animals live. Whole ambient is fulfilled with nature sounds and great visual effects. You must see... More 

Thank Milan R
Pontypool, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We tried to look for activities that will keep our little one entertained too..thank goodness we thought about the Natural History Museum..you can never go wrong, and it's free! Brilliant for adults too, there are thousands of creatures to keep us all occupied for over 2 hours! There's also a great little cafe on the second floor with really yummy... More 

Thank missa704
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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3,724 reviews
1,817 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 763 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A nature museum with animals of all sorts, elephants, lions, wildlife scenes; free for groups and school visits; and a welcome for the entire family; various departments ecologiy and geologiy natural sciences; amazing for children and everyone.

1 Thank Manuela L
Colchester, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2017

we visited here on whilst in the local area the place is free to visit for anyone which is a nice touch. the museum consisted of 3 floors which on the day we had visited 1 of the floors was closed which was annoying. for any tourists the exhibits were only in french so you couldn't get any detail just... More 

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44 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

With young kids, we cannot find a better place to entertain kids (and parents) without any entrance fees. The museum is organized by floor and each floor is fairly large and has a theme. The collection is complete. Definitely a must do with kids.!

Thank SengChan
Taunton, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

Total rubbish- half the animals don't look like they were ever real. Over 2 floors- we were there for half hour max. Good job it was free!

Thank themaltesir
Geneva, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

My kids have grown up there almost and I've even organized some fun theme birthday parties there (I have wonderful recollections of a bat exhibition for example!). It's a great museum with a great museography which I wholeheartedly recommend for its fun and educational virtues, particularly on our local fauna and flora!

1 Thank DRM55
Geneva, Switzerland
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31 reviews
21 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 19 March 2017

This museum is very interesting specially for young people and children. I think that all the parents in Geneva brought there their children at least once, you can learn a lot.

Thank di Crollalanza S

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