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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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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Great museum for FREE

It was great but I wish they had some description or at least an audio guide in English. Other than that, really enjoyed it

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
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London, England, United Kingdom
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Geneva, Switzerland
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100 reviews 100 reviews
40 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

I took my son to this museum when he was a toddler and a young child but let's face it, at twelve they probably know more than the place can tell them. The stuffed animals are a bit creepy and the gems not really entertaining. The cafeteria is very comfortable and offers good fare.

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Barcelona, Spain
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

It is a good collection of animals, but you keep thinking where did all they come from. It is a good way to learn about animal kingdom, to see sizes and real colours, at the same time it is a little sad to see them unanimated.

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London, England, United Kingdom
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

It was great but I wish they had some description or at least an audio guide in English. Other than that, really enjoyed it

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London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

I would have rated this 3 dots, but it was free, so I gave it 4. Museum is mostly stuffed animals set in a zoo-like scenes. One floor of rocks and crystals. Large area under renovation, so not sure what will be there later. Most descriptions are in French only. Lots of children running around. Most of the museum is... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

It is currently having work done so certain areas are closed, but still worth a visit, the only problem is all the information plaques are in french but im sure an english map will be available

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London, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
23 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

be aware the building may look closed, the front doors are not the ones facing the lake Leman (Geneva Lake). The staff are very friendly and looked after my suitcase so I could walk around. There are important historical apparatus there that anyone with interest in optics or physics will recognise. Be aware, most apparatus explanations are in French. I... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Apparently this is the museum that the Genevoise go to and I can see why. The african safari exhibit was extraordinary and many of the displays can be looked at for hours on end. The dinosaurs were my favourite. I went during a week day so it was nearly empty; weekends may not be so. If you're into museums or... More 

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Bahrain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Animal cries, sounds and environmental rustlings convey a stunning sense of realism. The display is especially memorable for its beauty and clarity, its opulence and intelligence. You may also explore a world of minerals - both terrestrial and extraterrestrial - with the exhibition of meteorites, precious and semi-precious stones and fossils.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Its down the street from our apartment and its free. Children will love the many cases of birds, animals, scenery, etc, all stuffed of course. Interesting museum.

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Yerevan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

I think this museum is a great place to visit with family , especially with kids ... there are a lot of animals, birds, fish, sea creatures ... and everything is very realistic ( all hand made btw ) ... during our visit there were a lot of kids running around and "woowing" all the time ... and on the... More 

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