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Senckenberg Natural History Museum (Naturmuseum Senckenberg)

Senckenberganlage 25, 60325 Frankfurt, Hesse, Germany
69-7542-0
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As featured in Frankfurt for young kids
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

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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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

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
3 helpful votes 3 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
10 helpful votes 10 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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61 reviews 61 reviews
16 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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
5 helpful votes 5 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

This Museum is really worth visiting for everyone young and old. They do a great job in explaining nature and history in an informative and visual way, not boring at all. We saw a group of children celebrating birthday there, such a great idea! I agree that not everything was explained in English, but what to expect other than German... More

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Calgary, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

I was disappointed to see that very few of the exhibits had English subtitles so I spent a lot of time with NY translator and inventing the info. A nice looking museum with a lot to see. I spent 2 hours there but, if I spoke German, could have spent a couple more!

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Tampere, Finland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

Great museum with very good mix of exhibits for kids and adults. Major drawbacks are : information is mostly in German language and there is bad organization of queue inside of the museum. Otherwise, everything is excellent.

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