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Museum of Natural History (Museum d'Histoire naturelle)

Address: 1 Route de Malagnou, Geneva 1208, Switzerland
Phone Number: (0)22 418 63 00
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Ranked #12 of 67 Attractions in Geneva
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Natural History Museums, Museums
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Type: Natural History Museums, Museums
Hours:
Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Bahrain
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

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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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 attraction reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
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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4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

The museum is really cool and huge. It can be sightseen by hours, but I did it just in one hour, due to the main disadvantage. What is it? The museum takes place in Geneve, Swiss city. Switzerland as we know are four officials languages, inter alia German and French. Geneve is center of many european, and international organisations, which... More 

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Campinas, SP
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Do not have so much. Has a model of the geography of Geneva region, with the Alps, Jura and Saleve, very cool. That's it. Perhaps children enjoy more.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

A slightly odd but brilliant museum. It feels like the sort of exhibition space you might put together if you had never been to a museum. Lots of animals are in their 'natural' habitats which makes it feel slightly like a very still zoo. However the still alive 2 headed tortoise is a highlight along with Lucy the ancestor. We... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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38 reviews 38 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Natural history is natural history where ever you may be. This museum has very good exhibits in all sections. The mineralogy displays were very well exhibited with a great method of passing on understanding. More than I've seen in other museums.

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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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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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10 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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