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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 #89 of 733 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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New Haven, Connecticut
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46 reviews 46 reviews
15 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

I am traveling with three children- ages 11, 10 and 7. We first visited the museum several years ago, when my oldest was 5 and there have been significant improvements. In addition to a truly beautiful display of animals & sea creatures of all types, there is now a small cafe and a hands on children's area. All-in-all it is... More

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London, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
12 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

[Review of Galerie de paléontologie et d’anatomie comparée (Gallery of Palaeontology and Comparative Anatomy)] What a crazy but amazing museum/exhibit. Never seen anything quite like it. Something quite amazing about walking into a huge room to be greeted by thousands of skeletons of every kind of boned creature on the planet! White bone everywhere! Other floors pretty cool too. If... More

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Paris, France
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53 reviews 53 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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63 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 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
70 helpful votes 70 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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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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33 reviews 33 reviews
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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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10 attraction reviews
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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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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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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