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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 #100 of 750 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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Alpharetta, Georgia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

This place has the most beautiful gardens, not just the flower gardens but the Botanical gardens, and a huge greenhouse. To the right you have the Dinosaur Museum and to the left is The Zoo. Just very pleasant on the eyes, visit the oldest street market which is close by, picnic in the garden and enjoy the sights. You can... More

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FL
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Wife and I enjoyed this along with a visit to the nearby Jardin des Plantes. I was amazed at the number of skeletal exhibits and they way the displays were laid out. This place would easily hold the interest of youngsters and adults alike and was surprisingly uncrowded when we visited. Not top of the list if you are in... More

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Montreal
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60 reviews 60 reviews
27 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

As others have pointed out, but I believe it's worth underlining, if you have young chirldren traveling with you, this is a far better alternative than Paris's grotesquely over-crowded art museums. The key attraction, for adults, is the gallery focusing on evolution. You will learn quite a bit; it's interactive, exhibits are thoughtful. For children, it's the gallery focusing on... More

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Letchworth, England, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

To begin with it has to be said that the Museum National D'Historie Naturelle is not a single museum, but rather four (or more if you count the free gardens and the small zoo). Each has a separate entry charge, though visiting one gives you a discount on all the rest, and discounts for children and students are very generous... More

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Oakville, Ontario
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226 helpful votes 226 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

I loved this place. The displays are outstanding - a suspended skeleton of a whale whose baleen you can touch along with cast images of animals and stuffed ones arranged by species. It was really comfortable walking around the museum. On a hot day, visitors would find the air conditioned and quiet environment to be an oasis in the middle... More

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Midlands
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34 reviews 34 reviews
4 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Have to admit I was a bit worried after we finally trekked here, two tired children after a long walk from metro station, grumpy husband and then finally the tranquility of the jardin des plantes. Beautiful tree lined avenue leading down to the main gallery, but I needed something quick to get them out of the heat and something to... More

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New Haven, Connecticut
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

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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22 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

[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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54 reviews 54 reviews
12 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 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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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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