We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Museum of Natural History

Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: 35 Allees Jules Guesde, 31000, Toulouse, France
Phone Number:
20 00 33 5 62 27 45 45
10:00 - 18:00
Open now
See all hours
Tue - Sun 10:00 - 18:00
Book In Advance
More Info
and up
Toulouse Sightseeing Bus Tour
Why book on Viator?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information ›

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 544 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 31
  • 22
    Very good
  • 12
  • 3
  • 0
spend three hours here easily and have lunch

The exhibition is excellent - especially the fossil collection. But my wife loved the armour in the display of the person from Kirabatis. There were so many things to like... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Add Photo Write a Review

544 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 68: English reviews
Level Contributor
52 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The exhibition is excellent - especially the fossil collection. But my wife loved the armour in the display of the person from Kirabatis. There were so many things to like. There was a special exhibition about dogs and cats. All in all it has to be one of the great natural history museums

Thank RossGeelong
Canberra, Australia
Level Contributor
139 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The museum is like the Tardis - it looks small from the outside but is immense inside. We visited for 3 hours and it wasn't long enough for us. The displays are modern, inviting, immersive and ideal for children. Information in english for most displays. We were fortunate that when we visited there weren't many children around so we were... More 

Thank Gordon W
Oxford, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
20 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2017

This is a brilliantly curated natural history museum with excellent labels if you read French. Its outstanding features are the spiral botanical garden outside, the glass wall with its animal and fish skeletons and the galleries - one about biodiversity, one on geological evolution, one on biological evolution and the one I have revisited three times - about what we... More 

Thank barbaraharrisswhite
Orlando, Florida
Level Contributor
295 reviews
160 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

We underestimated this museum. It was such fun despite the lack of English explanation. We spent a good 2-2.5 hours here and you could extend that time if you looked at every single thing, took a coffee break in their café or paid extra for the new exhibit (which involved games about dogs and cats). Great for visitors of all... More 

Thank TravelsofCorina
Dublin, Ireland
Level Contributor
55 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

Visited with our 4 yo who was very excited all along the visit by the variety of animals and animals skeletons displayed. Will likely visit again as she grows old as I am sure she would get to appreciate the more grown ups aspects of it.

1 Thank Gregori L
Toronto, Canada
Level Contributor
1,400 reviews
563 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 830 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

This is also known as the Musee de Toulouse. We got here too late -- 4:30 -- to do justice to the entire museum. Instead we focused on the exhibition about dogs and cats. We found it to be fascinating and recommend it unreservedly. We have two cats, but we learned a lot we did not know. Afterwards we wandered... More 

1 Thank operalover939
Level Contributor
22 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Very impressive beautiful exhibits from the natural sciences and anthropology. The amount of displays of birds, insects, reptiles, marine life, seeds, mammals and minerals is overwhelming. The vast display of skeletons is really well done. My favorite skeletal display is the human riding a horse. The exhibits are in French but are still interesting even if you don't understand the... More 

1 Thank Ronald S
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

Our family had our 12 and 14 year old children choose this attraction to visit. They were most excited, but were so disappointed when they thought they would never be able to enter. We spent about half an hour just trying to find it, working our way through the gardens, which were beautiful but had no signs. They only had... More 

Thank Magda S
Bronx, New York
Level Contributor
32 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 August 2016

The museum is a nice, cool diversion on a hot day, but I can't understand much French, so I looked at the pictures and models. The food in the cafe is excellent, though.

Thank louisjam
Leiden, The Netherlands
Level Contributor
369 reviews
224 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 372 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 August 2016

You really have to plan plenty of time for this one! And if you can: plan luncheon as well, the restaurant is good, and with nice weather you can sit outside in the wonderful garden. Don't forget to visit the small but lovely botanical garden with labyrinth and games. There's a lot to do and discover for kids. Really liked... More 

1 Thank seolram

Travellers who viewed Museum of Natural History also viewed

Toulouse, Haute-Garonne
Toulouse, Haute-Garonne
Toulouse, Haute-Garonne
Toulouse, Haute-Garonne

Been to Museum of Natural History? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Museum of Natural History and other visitors
2 questions
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from Museum of Natural History staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?