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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 #112 of 692 attractions in Paris
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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Las Vegas, Nevada
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29 reviews 29 reviews
23 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

Everyone talks about the Louvre but not so much about this wonderful museum which is bad. If you love to see tons of animal skeletons raging from dinosaurs to monkeys and humans and learn more on them, then this is the place for you. It is well planned and skeletons are placed evenly in 3 stories. Priced at Euro 7... More

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Zurich, Switzerland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

This was a fantastic museum to visit! We came here with the whole family, there were no lines, entrance fees were reasonable (7 EUR/adult), there was room to store our luggage, and inside was fantastic. The stuffed animals were exciting, the overview of evolution was great to follow (even though it was mostly in French, c'est la vie, eh). The... More

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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263 attraction reviews
564 helpful votes 564 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

We only went into the Palaeontology part of the museum, to satisfy our 4 year olds thirst for all things dinosaur. The skeletons were all lined up on the ground floor, and there were interesting things in the glass cases, such as brains of various animals and dissections in formaldehyde. Upstairs there were dinosaur skeletons which were great. We hadn't... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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54 reviews 54 reviews
10 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

It is set in the wonderful Jardin des Plantes, a botanical marvel started in the early 18th century and maintained very well, looking at its best in April. It covers palaeontology, my interest, and all the natural sciences. A small zoo is child friendly; an oasis in central Paris

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Calfornia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
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216 helpful votes 216 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

The "parade" of animals, beautifully presented, is worth the price of admission alone. Loved this museum, and all the displays!

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London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

This is a great place made up of many wildly different parts with buildings set in attractive gardens. The Grand Gallery of Evolution is a spectacular, modern focal point. If you only have time for one of the galleries (and you have to pay for each), go to this one. The comparative anatomy and palaeontology building is much older but... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

I ABSOLUTELY LOVED THIS PLACE. Le Jardin des Plantes is an amazing setting. Impressive architecture and beautiful tree lined paths. The museum of Natural History itself is stunning. The lighting is subtle and relaxing, the building is brilliant and the exhibitions are impeccable and very illustrative. I only wish I could read all the information provided. I understand that we... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014 via mobile

Really loved this place, it consists of several buildings who each concentrate on one topic, geology, mineralogy, natural history, paleontology. If you are interested you van easily spend a whole day here strolling from building to building.

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Chichester, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

Incredible building filled with amaziong dispalys - it's a bit weird but fascinating. We went to the zoo first , very odd to see the living creatures and then the stuffed one's right next door. Great day out for adults and children. Not much food on offer though - take a packed lunch ;)

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

A place to bring your kids. Very educational leaning about the bones of all creatures. There are a lot of specimens. I am intrigued too.

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