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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 #121 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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Coventry, United Kingdom
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

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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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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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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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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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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013 via mobile

It is probably fun for kids. This place is what it sounds like, nothing more and nothing less. I wasnt impressed but not dissapointed. Not very good doing solo!

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

If only this type of museum existed when i was a child. Not the stuffy ,gloomy variety, this splendid presentation, is housed under the subdued light of an immense roof. we enjoyed the spectacular display of life- like animals,which look like they are moving around. All around. You will never think about diversity of the living world and evolution in... More

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