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Museum fur Naturkunde (Natural History Museum)

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Address: Invalidenstrasse 43 | Leibniz-Institut Fur Evolutions- Und Biodiversitatsforschung, 10115 Berlin, Germany
Phone Number: +49 30 20938591
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9:30 am - 6:00 pm
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Tue - Fri 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Welcome to the Museum für Naturkunde in Berlin. Comprising over 30 million...

Welcome to the Museum für Naturkunde in Berlin. Comprising over 30 million collection items, an exhibition area of over 7,000 square metres and a Research Department, the Museum für Naturkunde is the largest German natural history museum. On a global scale, it is among the top five natural history museums. It was founded in 1810.Some of the exhibition highlights include the "Fossil Mona Lisa" one of the only 11 finds of the primeval bid Archaeopteryx, the 13,27-metre tall skeleton of Brachiosaurus which is the tallest mounted dinosaur skeleton worldwide, our Biodiversity wall and many more storytelling objects like original items collected by Alexander von or a piece of pitchblende in which the element uranium was discovered.

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This museum is really awesome! Animals, plants, dinosaurs bones, Human being, cosmos, everything. You can learn about lots of things. It worth the money.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
João Paulo S
Juiz de Fora, MG

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Juiz de Fora, MG
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum is really awesome! Animals, plants, dinosaurs bones, Human being, cosmos, everything. You can learn about lots of things. It worth the money.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really great museum, great exhibition and really reasonable price for entry. Suitable for all ages and a wide audience. Worth a visit

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Ayr, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Unbelievable museum with the best display of prehistoric remains I have ever seen. There are many other interesting exhibits as well, but the dinosaur reconstructions are excellent.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you like dinosaurs, this is the place to go! They have the largest mounted dinosaur in the world and as of last December they also count with a t-Rex.

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Yerevan, Armenia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of the best museums in Berlin. Not just for kids. We are a mid-thirties childless couple and we thought this place was very cool. We arrived right as they opened and there was barely any line. (Although the line was much longer when we left!) The museum is included in the Berlin Museum Pass. Highly recommend this museum.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We can with 4 and 8 years olds. The dinosaur skeletons in the foyer are incredible. The taxidermy is well worth a look - stunning examples. My kids were fascinated by the insect models and the video showing how they were made (in the 1930s!). Also lying down at the end to watch the universe video on the ceiling was... More 

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Novi Sad, Serbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Impressed not so much with the scale but the length of this Brachiosaurus. In fact his neck was so long he had to have two hearts to transport the blood properly! The stuffed-animal collection is disturbing, to say the least.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

This museum is probably the worst natural history museum I have visited. Coming from one in Oxford, UK just a few weeks before, the contrast could not have been more stark. The museum is repeatedly marks their pride in having built up a large collection. For example, there are huge walls showing varieties of animals or a big room with... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

We went there on January 2016 and in general most of the "nice for kids" things were closed (like the exploratory department). Compared to other museums (e.g. in Vienna) is much worse. But if you are in Berlin it is an OK choice. I hope you are luckier than us.

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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

Extensive collection, a lot of time neded to see all. But well woth a visit, also for children. Special exhibitions on several occasions.

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