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Zoological Museum

Karl-Schmid-Strasse 4, Zurich 8006, Switzerland
+41 44 634 38 38
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Nice to spend around two hours and Free

The Zoology museum was a cool way to spend a couple of hours when it was raining. It's free for... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Rena L
Good exhibits of evolution through the ages, and FREE, regardless of any tour passes

Very informative display of fossils and timelines to show when fossilize animals and plants lived... read more

Reviewed 12 June 2017
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Karl-Schmid-Strasse 4, Zurich 8006, Switzerland
+41 44 634 38 38
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 12 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 22 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
Reviewed 14 January 2017

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...More

Thank Chrigel2014
Reviewed 3 January 2017

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...More

Thank Hippypop
Reviewed 26 December 2016

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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