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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 #98 of 764 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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Hobart, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

We visited this museum complex today and were amazed at the old world charm of the buildings and the fascinating exhibits within. It is really a group of separate buildings holding a variety of collections within the Jardin des Plantes. We visited the pavilion which houses a huge array of skeletons and fossils. Stepping into the exhibition was like stepping... More

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Mackay, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

we spent about 4 hours here and could have spent more time very easily. It did get a bit confusing because the place is so big so we had to really map out what we wanted to see. There was so many people here and it was so easy to get lost so stick with your buddy!

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Tyne and Wear
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48 reviews 48 reviews
16 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Well worth a visit we found the exhibits very interesting and the gardens were lovely to visit many people taking picnics as the weather was really good.

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Tipperary
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36 reviews 36 reviews
27 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We visited the grand gallery section. There is a lot to see and we were glad we visited the museum. Well-worth it and the outside gardens are worth a look.

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NSW
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83 reviews 83 reviews
25 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Look out for the siamese twin animals in formalin! I think you'd whip through this in an hour if you had children. It was interesting. Note that this museum is straight across the road from Gare d'Austerlitz. Very easy to get to. Take a picnic for the park. Also, a McDonalds is next door. You may get a glimpse of... More

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Riga, Latvia
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65 reviews 65 reviews
57 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Very nice museum, possibility to know more about nature. The possibility to see a lot of plants in gardens around museum. Great place for people to know about nature and survival in wild nature, see and smell the real plants from places worldwide. The manekens of different animals and inhabitants of oceans seen in inside the buildings halls. Liked everything,... More

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Hervey Bay, Australia
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Though our visit was 4 years ago, we all still remember this quite vividly because of the impression it made! The Grand Gallery, with all of the polished wood, was just magnificent with all of the skeletons on display and of course, you can go into the upstairs gallery to look down upon those same skeletons! Everyone in the family... More

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Cork
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

This museum is well worth a visit, amazing collection of skeletons of animals of all shapes and sizes. My personal favourite and one that still haunts me is the skeletons in the corner of happy, grinning little foetuses...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

The northern-most building of this complex is the museum of comparative anatomy. It houses an amazing collection of skeletons (and some other preserved body parts) that we found super interesting. The huge hall is packed full of these skeletons and can also be viewed from a gallery above. There's an additional hall on the top floor, which houses a fossil... More

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Alpharetta, Georgia
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

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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