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Senckenberg Natural History Museum (Naturmuseum Senckenberg)

Senckenberganlage 25, 60325 Frankfurt, Hesse, Germany
69-7542-0
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Ranked #6 of 128 Attractions in Frankfurt
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: History Museums, Natural History Museums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Fantastic display of dinosaurs from tiny trilobites to t-rex. In addition o the main attraction, there is also a floor dedicated to stuffed animals.... more » Owner description: Fantastic display of dinosaurs from tiny trilobites to t-rex. In addition o the main attraction, there is also a floor dedicated to stuffed animals. Visitors of all ages would enjoy this museum. « less
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Edinburgh
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Lovely and educational museum with lots to see - not just Dinosaurs but different animal, people, mummies etc on 3 levels. 9 euros per adult but well worth a visit.

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Dallas, Texas
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106 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Although the displays are dated, there is a lot to see here that may be of interest, especially to children. This is a history of the biologic sciences, so there is everything from dinosaurs to rocks. One of the things I found especially impressive was their display of species in the main hall. There are literally rows and rows of... More

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SF, CA
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13 reviews 13 reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

This museum is very, very basic. Don't expect much. The displays are very old, and not updated at all. The dinosaurs are almost all replicas. Most of the exhibits have no English information. For example, one of the exhibits (which didn't look temporary) had taped up printed out signs (see the photo attached) behind a display case. Come on, Frankfurt,... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Went in July 2014, myself and my friend enjoyed it (in our late 20s) but felt there was not much translated into English! Great to see all the skeletons of dinosaurs and whales. Lovely to walk around for a few hours! Bad points for me were the lack of English translation, and also the heat was almost unbearable in some... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I do like a good natural history museum. There was some amazing exhibits. The dinosaurs in particular...wow! They have a narwhal and blue whale (I think) skeleton as well as some pretty awesome/disgusing (depends on what you're in to) animal and human specimens preserved in jars as well as (I think) an introduction into the different methods of preserving specimens.... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Overall I thought the quality of the exhibits was excellent, the staff were extremely helpful and chatty. Unfortunately due to the lack information in English, the significance of many of the displays was lost.

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Prague, Czech Republic
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

It has really amazing collection of all kind of animals. Even those species that don't live any more. Great place for teaching biology. Although, if you have only a couple of days, maybe opt for something else...

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Frankfurt, Germany
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74 reviews 74 reviews
24 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

We go here almost every month. My son can't get enough of the dinosaurs and the awesome animal exhibits. There's a little guide for older children available, and you should relax during your visit at the cafe upstairs for some homemade cake and nice snacks.

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

It is a very nice and pleasant museum. Lucy is there!!! :o) There are many interesting things to see there, specialy if going with children.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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67 reviews 67 reviews
20 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

It was amazing. The collection is just vast, it is hard to take it all it in. We did notice something in comparison to the museum in Syndey, is the taxidermy of the animals is different. The animals all have more stern faces and threatening poses. It was a little scary, but very very cool.

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