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Address: Karl Schmid-Str. 4, Zurich, Switzerland
Phone Number: 0446343838
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Ideal for animal lovers

This excellent museum is located in the vicinity of the ETH University and entrance is FREE of charge. On display, you can see fossils, dinosaur bones, well preserved animals... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Phi S
Bangkok, Thailand
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Bangkok, Thailand
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226 reviews
90 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This excellent museum is located in the vicinity of the ETH University and entrance is FREE of charge. On display, you can see fossils, dinosaur bones, well preserved animals from all around the world and many more. It was a very educational experience and I enjoyed it very much. It is a perfect activity for children, especially on rainy days.... More 

Thank Phi S
Oxford, United Kingdom
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275 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

I'll agree with the last review that, this is free and therefore well worth your time in a rather expensive city. Measuring the museum relative to other museums, though, it's fairly small in both physical size and collection. I found the palaeontology section most interesting, though some of the taxidermy in the zoological part is hilariously bad. There are extensive... More 

Thank tripleplay97
Zurich, Switzerland
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137 reviews
66 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

I actually only went as part of a tour (unpaid, unofficial - by our language teacher!) of the University. I couldn't believe it was free! It's a little like walking through a tribute to taxidermy, but it was really interesting. There are all sorts of animals in there - there's guaranteed to be something that will interest or surprise you... More 

2 Thank 671PandH
Zurich, Switzerland
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42 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

Nice little place to spend a few hours on a rainy day. More interesting to visit when they have a special exhibition. Keeps the kids busy with the different interactive features.

1 Thank Ting W
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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164 reviews
66 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

This Natural History Museum is relatively small but present great collection of fossils and other items. We enjoyed our visit very much. The entrance is free of charge. There is paid car parking slot right outside the Museum. Highly recommended.

Thank TQ_Travel-Quest
Zurich, Switzerland
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26 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

A nice place to be on a rainy day. Especially with children, but also for adults it is very interesting. There are a lot of different kind of padded animals, you can look through a microscope and learn a lot of ancient dinasours. And the best thing: it is absolutely free! No fee, you can stay as long as you... More 

Thank Anilegna S
Canton of Zurich, Switzerland
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

I love this place otimo tour to family, school, friends. rides with the family on weekends. Always visit and recommend it to everyone!

1 Thank Lucbtein
Greater London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Interesting museum, good for young and old. Huge range of animals, reptiles, birds, insects and fish. Interactive with sounds and activities for children.

Thank ghindo
Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland
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24 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Excellent still life presentations of what we failed to protect in freedom and what we still are going to loose to our greed snd thoughtlessness better then any jail called Zoo

Thank Rudolf S
Bremen, Germany
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187 reviews
127 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

The university has this nice exposition where you can learn about different animals and for free. A really nice activity to do with kids

1 Thank renato-sma

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