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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 #13 of 65 attractions in Geneva
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Natural History Museums
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Switzerland
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32 reviews 32 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

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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56 reviews 56 reviews
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34 helpful votes 34 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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85 reviews 85 reviews
31 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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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48 reviews 48 reviews
14 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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59 reviews 59 reviews
10 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 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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Paris, France
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8 reviews 8 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

This is what a Natural History museum would have looked like 50 years ago. Only stuffed dead animals. I think this sends the wrong message as the museum claims to care about nature conservation and wildlife protection. Also there is the 2-headed turtle which is kept in a small cage and gawked at like a circus attraction. Depressing and unethical.... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

Everything is very well presented. The two-headed turtle (alive!) was quite a surprise to see. Take your time since there is a lot to see. although being free you can go in more than one visit.

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Pune, India
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

Near the tram stop. Excellent exhibits and the museum was empty of visitors when we visited. Very peaceful and informative, with info in Latin, French and English. Well worth a visit. Good clean facilities too.

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Annemasse, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

This museum holds a very nice collection. Great geology collection as it focused on the area, but ventured out to other places around the world. The other collections also mostly focus on the surrounding areas, expect the zoology exhibit. I think if you have kids this would be a great place to take them as there are a lot of... More

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