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Museum of Natural History (Musee d'Histoire Naturelle)

57 Rue Cuvier, 75005 Paris, France (Panthéon)
33-1-40-79-30-00
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Ranked #90 of 734 attractions in Paris
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Natural History Museums, Museums
Owner description: This large museum of natural history combines three museums into one, including a four-story taxonomy wing, a building of skeletons and fossils and a... more » Owner description: This large museum of natural history combines three museums into one, including a four-story taxonomy wing, a building of skeletons and fossils and a separate structure devoted entirely to geology. « less
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Paris, France
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52 reviews 52 reviews
12 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

I like this museum, you can not compare it to the Natural History museum in London, so don't....Just go along and enjoy the layout . I always think that the the animals look as if they are lining up to go in to the ark, though i am sure this is just my own interpretation. I particularly like the older... More

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Hannover, Germany
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75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 via mobile

I do not think that I have ever seen so many skeletons in my life quite fascinating the building is crammed with skeletons from floor to ceiling.

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Perth, Australia
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39 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This is a review of the Comparative Anatomy and Palaeontology Museum which is closest to the Gare d'Austerlitz and the river. We haven't yet examined the other buildings. The €7 admission opens up a museum like I have never seen. Skeletons, bottled specimens, dissected specimens, current species and dinosaurs - it's fascinating. The whole thing looks like it came out... More

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Oxnard, CA
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22 attraction reviews
149 helpful votes 149 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

There are numerous venues...google it. It is out of downtown Paris but a quick metro ride. Children? There is a zoo. Like biology...there is a series of building dedicated to plants/flowers. Like fossils there is a hall of current and not so current skeletons..see pictures. There is enough to keep you busy for most of the day. Downside is that... More

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

This museum reminded me of a building professors with long beards would come to in order to discuss and debate theories over evolution. It really was a lovely old geology building I went into full of incredible treasures of history! Not only werre the fossils and dinosaurs but some strange creautures pickled in jars and more recent skeletons of the... More

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London, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

My son visited this attraction on a school trip and enjoyed it so much that he wanted to show us. We had anticipated that it would take a couple of hours but we actually ended up spending most of our day there. It is an amazing place. The gardens are huge and you could wander round for hours quite oblivious... More

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Houston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

I happened on this museum by chance. I was walking across a garden and saw a number kids followed by their parents. This place is an absolutely beautiful experience.

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Sofia, Grad Sofiya, Bulgaria
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

The exposition on the second floor is quite originally arranged as if the animals are heading for Noah's ark in couples (or more). It's a nice museum, although I personally expected more explosion items for the size of the building.

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Reading, United Kingdom
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6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

The comparative anatomy and paleontology display is second to none, with row after row of skeletons arranged for easy comparison. Clearly designed to aid scientific study. Not many people there, so a peaceful atmosphere. A few well-behaved school groups were taking notes and sketches and listened attentively to their teachers quiet instruction. It reminded me of better times.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

I can only speak to the palentology museum but we found it very old school and fascinating. The description does not do it service but here goes: it is a huge room filled with case after case of animal skeletons. I know that sounds odd but it is really intriguing. There is something about it that is very elemental and... More

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