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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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Museum of Natural History / Genève

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... read more

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Manuela L
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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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.

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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!

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Geneva, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago 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!

Thank DRM55
Geneva, Switzerland
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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.

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

I love natural history museums and this didn't disappoint, it might be small but it was pretty packed. They had some impressive animals and a few dinosaurs. A pretty decent way to kill an hour. The café is expensive but so it Switzerland. And there is no English descriptions of the displays so you have to go around making up... More 

Thank Hawkinsg74
Harrogate, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

A great place to visit on a wet or even dry day. Very well put together displays on a number of floors.

Thank JohnH3759
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Reviewed 5 March 2017

This is a naturally wonderful place to visit. This museum reflect natural history of our planet earth. There are plenty of interactive games and video which young people will love. Strongly recommended to visit the place.

Thank Kanan58
Geneva, Switzerland
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Reviewed 22 February 2017

This museum has many stuffed animals bot local and international. My 6 year old son loves to stroll through and look at the animals. We have been to the museum many times and he always wants go go there again.

Thank agusta2016

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