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Museum of Natural History (Museum d'Histoire naturelle)

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Address: 1 Route de Malagnou, Geneva 1208, Switzerland
Phone Number: (0)22 418 63 00
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Amazing experience.

Just amazing. Really. It's free, so its always a good start. There are always just a hand few of people visiting the place, so you're always just relaxed and confortable all the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
André R
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Lisbon, Portugal

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Lisbon, Portugal
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Just amazing. Really. It's free, so its always a good start. There are always just a hand few of people visiting the place, so you're always just relaxed and confortable all the time, no hurry, no excessive noise. Just amazing. The galleries itself are gorgeous and well made. For someone that loves animals, it's a must go when in Geneve.... More 

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Thank André R
Abrantes, Portugal
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48 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Always loved museums, but this Natural History museum is the one that I prefer. Last time I was there was 15 years ago, and I went this last year with my little daughter. We loved to visit it, and to remember all the time sI was there.

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Thank ehelkur
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17 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum is great especially since it's free! It takes almost a day to visit is in any case a half day. Children enjoy many stuffed animals which are many and all detailed information

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Thank SasaSrbija
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35 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum is free and open on Sundays in Geneva when pretty much everything else isn't. They have an amazing collection of preserved animals and elements that's well classified. It's a fantastic place for children and even adults may enjoy themselves. The only downside to this museum is that the majority of text is in French.

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Thank Sarah W
Bonnie Doon, Australia
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26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

Great museum to take the children on a rainy day, as there are plenty of exhibits. Chekc out the website for latest exhibit themes and film screenings

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Thank Trys S
Geneva, Switzerland
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139 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015

It's not a very elaborate museum but fun enough to enjoy with young children and - taken second degree - by courting couples. The taxidermists did a fabulous job with the stuffed animals - if you're into that sort of thing.

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Thank SophieT68
Geneva
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61 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

Went with a friend and 2 9 year old boys and 2 13 year old girls, and none of us were amused. It's great on a cold rainy day, or if you have very little children who will be amazed by all the stuffed animals. It has potential to improve, it seems a bit neglected for now!

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Thank skhondker
Khartoum, Sudan
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31 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

Beats walking around the water jet. A bit further away from the town centre but worth a visit if you have kids.

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Thank masar23
Geneva, Switzerland
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015

We came here for a family outing with our 1 year old and 3 year old, and while we as parents would enjoy it we found the museum not very child friendly -- no activities for younger children, no play area for when the little ones get bored. I'd definitely come back in 5 years time though

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Thank Lucie S
Warsaw, Poland
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129 reviews
72 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

Maybe this museum is more for children than for adults, but still, the collection of animals, minerals, the astronomy section, and the rest of activities are good, very good in fact. Very interactive, free entrance, good shop, and nice staff.

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