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National Museum of Natural History

57 Rue Cuvier, 75005 Paris, France (Panthéon)
33-1-40-79-30-00
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Ranked #79 of 636 Attractions in Paris
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Natural History Museums, Museums
Owner description: This large museum of natural history combines three museums into one...
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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 separate structure devoted entirely to geology.
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4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014 NEW

My 6 years old son was so excited to go to this museum that we had to put Mona Lisa on hold. However, he was hesitant once we entered the gallery as the animals on display looked very realistic. Honestly, I didn't think I would but I enjoyed it more than he did. It felt like I was on the... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW via mobile

Tucked away amongst beautiful gardens, the Museum is a real treat. Trick for young players - the Museum has a number of different galleries, each with their own distinct flavour. The Grand Gallery of Evolution is phenomenal, full of ancient history and impressive skeletons. The main hall is terrific, and holds hours of entertainment. Definitely a must-see

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Cairo, Al Qahirah, Egypt
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Another hidden thing to do for kids in Paris. the museum is divided into a number of buildings and each one is dedicated to one type of historical displays. needless to say my kids enjoyed the Dinosaures the most. I loved the fact that the museum is an old mansion and you can still see wooden floors, and marble marble... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

I love to visit museums whenever I'm away and the Natural History museums are always a highlight, this was no exception! The museum itself is in the most beautiful grounds with lots of other museums surrounding it but we only had time to visit this one regrettably. It's not the biggest or most impressive NHM I've ever been to but... More 

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Carbondale, Illinois, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Spent two hours wandering through this lovely spot with our friend from Noisy-le-Grand and it was fabulous, from the plantings of annuals/perennials, large deciduous and evergreen trees, to the tropical plants/fossilized tree trunks, etc. inside the gorgeous steel and glass greenhouses, which also happened to have a really cool, rather bizarre art installation scattered throughout. About 6 euros will give... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Small , expensive and nothing new . We get bored with my father because museum is designed for children . Do not visit if you don't have enough time .

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Solihull, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

This museum is housed in a fantastic building, it had a small collection of stuffed animals and loads os shot guns. Several interesting rooms, one laid out as a hunters drawing room. Free on Sundays, but I wouldn't pay to get in!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014 via mobile

Took my youngest son (11) here in August. The scale of the place is quite breathtaking and the collection is superb. Not to be missed if you are in Paris with young children.

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Bern, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Just the hall itself is worth the visit with its large windows and Victorian-era architectural style. But it's the thousands of skeletons and the feel of bygone era that really make this a must-see. Even if natural history is not your thing, it's worth a visit.

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Arad, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

My older child ( 9 years old) was purely amazed by the exhibits. He even want to record him explaining about dinosaurs. There are hundreds of skeletons and other exhibits which are fascinating.

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