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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 71 Attractions in Geneva
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Natural History Museums
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Brisbane, Australia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

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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49 reviews 49 reviews
7 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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55 reviews 55 reviews
15 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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35 reviews 35 reviews
9 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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56 reviews 56 reviews
26 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
46 helpful votes 46 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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52 reviews 52 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 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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62 reviews 62 reviews
11 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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17 helpful votes 17 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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