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Museum of Natural History (Museum d'Histoire naturelle)

1 Route de Malagnou, Geneva 1208, Switzerland
(0)22 418 63 00
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Ranked #11 of 74 Attractions in Geneva
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Natural History Museums, Museums
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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

We had our 12year old daughter with us and she just loved this museum as she loves animals. She rated it 10/10 and all for free too

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Brisbane, Australia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

This museum has a wonderful collection of stuffed (dead) animals. Yes - it has an old fashioned feel to it, but as it is free it is well worth the visit. You may see some animals that are now extinct so you will never have been able to see them in a zoo or in real life.

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Geneva, Switzerland
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57 reviews 57 reviews
10 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

It was such a nice surprise! if you travel with children, absolutely take a minute to visit this museum. Very ver nicely done, in simple way, but out two girls (3 and 6 years) were screaming from joy to see all animals! so super visit! spent there more than 3 hrs. Very Very nice. Thank you!

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Galway, Ireland
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60 reviews 60 reviews
15 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

This museum has a wonderful array of exhibits - at the moment the theme is Oiseaux (Birdlife). Bathroom facilities are clean and plentiful. Unfortunately the cafeteria has too much sweet food on offer for small people, and had stopped serving proper meals when we stopped by at about 4pm. The range of exhibits is quite incredible really - for my... More

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Switzerland
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44 reviews 44 reviews
9 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Nice and complete collection but I go there since I'm 4 years old and nothing has changed since. As the entrance is free I would suggest to at least go once to have a look.

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Geneva, Switzerland
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55 reviews 55 reviews
25 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

Very nice Museum full of history and well build. Next to city center so very easy to access. a place to go when visiting Geneva.

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Geneva
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92 reviews 92 reviews
32 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

Probably not surprising given the size of Geneva, this museum is small and doesn't offer much by the way of entertainment or education. Occasional good exhibitions, but also hit and miss. Cafeteria to avoid. If you want to visit a natural history museum, rather go to a bigger city. Okay-ish for a rainy day if nothing else to do.

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Gaillard, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

Ran around all day with my niece (who's 2) and actually learned something too! Very fun and a great way to spend an afternoon!

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france
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68 reviews 68 reviews
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80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

The natural history museum is really nice, and staff are very friendly. The restaurant could be a bit updated, though... There is plenty to see for many visits. And it is free!

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Geneva, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

As we do not live very far away, we have been there with our 8 years old daughter repeatedly, and she enjoys the museum visit very much each time. Actually, it's her who wants to go there. There are all sorts of permanent exhibitions, animals from all continents, stones collections, planetary system and meteorites, some prehistory exponents, the most famous... More

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