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Zoological Museum

Karl-Schmid-Strasse 4, Zurich 8006, Switzerland
+41 44 634 38 38
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Lovely museum

Visited on a Saturday and its a short walk from the main shopping area. The building is beautiful... read more

Reviewed 13 September 2017
BirdMarg83
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London, United Kingdom
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Slightly above average natural history museum with very nice displays, but nothing particularly unique or remarkable

It was free so we wandered in. Spent about 1 hour looking around. Everything was very well... read more

Reviewed 5 September 2017
patrickmeyer
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Karl-Schmid-Strasse 4, Zurich 8006, Switzerland
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Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

Visited on a Saturday and its a short walk from the main shopping area. The building is beautiful and very easy to find. Free entry. They have toilets, lockers and a cloak room. Thw museum also has a small seating area with vending machines selling...More

Thank BirdMarg83
Reviewed 5 September 2017

It was free so we wandered in. Spent about 1 hour looking around. Everything was very well presented. The animals were interesting, but there were not too many unique specimens. I feel I have seen these things in other natural history museums. It was a...More

Thank patrickmeyer
Reviewed 7 August 2017

Spent a few hours here - very clean, catering for kids, toilets, place to eat lunch. Kids enjoyed walking round. Not massive but definitely enough to see.

Thank Devon B
Reviewed 10 July 2017

The Zoology museum was a cool way to spend a couple of hours when it was raining. It's free for everyone, you just walk in! I liked that they separated animals by continent and they had some of my favorites! The nerdy side of me...More

Thank Rena L
Reviewed 12 June 2017

Very informative display of fossils and timelines to show when fossilize animals and plants lived and how they came to the surface. Many of the fossils make you realize how medieval and earlier peoples thought there were dragon dens full of baby dragons in mountain...More

Thank porter_osborne
Reviewed 20 May 2017

A nice small museum to spend a couple of hours. It is not in the league of the big European natural history museums but is still very informative and entertaining. There is a nice taxidermic collection and a variety of interactive information screens and activities....More

Thank Demartsev
Reviewed 8 May 2017 via mobile

It was raining, we had our traveller backpacks and we needed somewhere to hang to kill time so where better than a museum! With a Zurich Card the museum is free entry and there is also a cloakroom for your bags. The museum itself was...More

Thank Efthymia91
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Part of the main building of the University of Zürich, conveniently located and reachable by public transport. I regularly come here on rainy weekends with my kids. There is a variety of mounted specimen to look at, plus a lot of educational material for kids...More

2  Thank mwuersch
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

A steep but brief climb from Zurich Altstadt we found this great museum with a good mix of traditional and interactive exhibits which kept 8 and 12 yr old engaged for a couple of hours as well as Mum and Dad. Some stunning fossil exhibits....More

Thank chri571
Reviewed 23 January 2017

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
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