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Zoological Museum

Karl Schmid-Str. 4, Zurich, Switzerland
0446343838
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Ranked #15 of 97 attractions in Zurich
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums
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Zurich, Switzerland
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Perfect for an afterhour after a night of dancing, and when you're done visit the canteen of the University to grab some food, enjoy the view from the Polyterasse and head home, relaxed. Museum may be not the biggest but competent and friendly employees and there's always something you're allowed to touch

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Wiesbaden, Germany
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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

The museum is for free and has a very good collection. I spent there an hour. Go there especially if you have children.

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zurich area
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66 reviews 66 reviews
6 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

It's free, it's indoors, it's animals - stuffed. There's enough to keep people occupied for an hour or two you could even combine it with the geological museum not far from here

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Stafa, Switzerland
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014 via mobile

What a great collection of wildlife from all over the world and beautifully displayed. Very interactive for those with active little ones: microscopes, listening devices, films and play area. An excellent display of fossil findings and creatures from the past. Just a little hike up from the city centre.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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41 reviews 41 reviews
8 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

If you still dont know where to go with your kids on a rainy day, this is a place to be. It's free of charge and collection is quite big.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

Took my 8 and 10 year old there for a few hours. There are lots of stuffed animals to look at, earphones to listen to, and microscopes to peer through. Plus the fossil collection too. Well worth a visit!

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New York City, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

Enjoyable place especially for kids and animal lovers...The museum houses several stuffed animals which was amazingly place and well maintained. Exhibitions, movies all in one place- quite unique and interesting. You can even listen to sounds the birds make using a device placed nearby. My 6 year old son liked it a lot so were we. The entry is free... More

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Zurich, Switzerland
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108 attraction reviews
197 helpful votes 197 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

This museum is sponsored by and a part of the University Zurich. It is located on the Tram lines #6,#9 and #10 at ETH Universitatspital. Operating hours are Tues.-Fri. 09-17, Sa/Su 10-17, closed Mondays. This exhibit is totally free!! Upon entering this museum, it is a massive open space and separated into several areas. As you enter and to the... More

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Zurich, Switzerland
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19 reviews 19 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

My family and I stopped by this museum recently on a weekday afternoon a couple of hours before closing. The museum is quiet and very well organized. I was surprised by the sheer quantity and quality of exhibits at this museum, (especially considering they do not charge an entrance fee). The insect exhibit on the ground floor is terrific. The... More

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London
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

This museum is free and very interesting. The basement area has lots of preserved animals which are not creepy (as some stuffed animals are). There isn't really any information in English but most of the displays are visual so it's not a problem. There are lots of interactive exhibits in the upper section.

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