National Museum of Natural History

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National Museum of Natural History

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This large museum of natural history combines three museums into one, including a four-story taxonomy wing, a building of skeletons and fossils and a separate structure devoted entirely to geology.
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Miguel_Miguel_1709
The Hague, The Netherlands26 contributions
Disappointed: a museum of the past century
Jul 2020
I must say we expected a first class museum in a first class capital, but we found an outdated exhibition far far away from modern standards. We tried to obtain tickets online the night before, but we could not find our way through the website; no combined ticket (there are several separate galleries that apparently need separate tickets), no family ticket... so we tried our luck in the morning at the museum, only to find that there is no ticket booth, so we had to buy the tickets with our smartphones at the entrance. Annoying.
When we entered, we were soon disappointed. The main gallery is basically a collection of skeletons, hundreds of them, all crammed, with a few old style explanations in calligraphic texts (only in French). It reminded me of the natural history museums I used to visit in my school times, back in the 70's: brains and fetuses in preserve flasks, insect collections stuck on nails and stuffed cats. Only much bigger and with some truly impressive reconstructions of full size skeletons of whales, elephants, mammoths and dinosaurs.
We missed any sort of interactive content, colors, maps, diagrams, some explanations in English and, in general, the type of presentation you find these days in world class museums.
Our children were quickly overwhelmed by the sheer number of skeletons packed in the gallery and lost interest soon.
Written July 30, 2020
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The gallery brings together some 650 skeletons, as well as organs and other curiosities, which allow visitors to observe and compare the different species. The explanations are in French, you are right and we apologize for this inconvenience. If you would like to know more about the subject, we suggest that you consult our brochure on the museum's website.
Written August 3, 2020
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Victor S
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Nice Surprise
Jan 2020
It was a Very Nice , interesting and well organized museum .
It was a beautiful surprise to our family
It was a good way to know more about animals , preservation and Nature .
Written February 19, 2020
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We are glad that you have enjoyed your visit!
Written February 27, 2020
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D J Bryan
South Yorkshire, UK116 contributions
One of the best museums in Paris
Feb 2020
I visited this museum while staying in Paris with my wife and two young children. The staff were friendly and spoke very good English. The entrance fee was fair costing only twenty euros for the four of us. There are plenty of floors to explore as well as a few well-hidden back rooms with some great exhibits. My children really enjoyed themselves and we will definitely visit again when next in Paris.
Written February 5, 2020
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Thank you very much ! We are delighted that your family had a good time. We look forward to welcoming you again. See you soon :)
Written February 11, 2020
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shena l
42 contributions
No line at 10am and USA military ID was a free entrance for the military member.
Dec 2019 • Couples
Each area of museum is a separate entrance fee. We only went to see the giant squid. Squid display was ok. Was the only thing we did in Paris that didnt have a line to get in and we walked to it from the bus drop off point. The street signs were not correct in google maps. Walk UP HILL and you will find it. It's the stone walled off place...
Written January 22, 2020
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We are delighted that you could join the gallery :) Thank you for your comment Shena and see you soon!
Written February 11, 2020
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ikotis79
Rhodes, Greece30 contributions
Amazing museum
Jan 2020
We visited the museum with our kids, we paid for the main exhibition and for the part with children activities. Our kids loved the animals and way they could get close to almost any animal they admire from documentaries. The only bad thing was the very expensives prices to food and drink and the fact that some activities inside the children museum were broken so the kids couldn't enjoy them.
Written January 10, 2020
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Thank you for your very complete feedback. We are delighted that you have enjoyed your family visit.
Written January 21, 2020
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24saloni
Chelmsford, UK75 contributions
Amazing
Dec 2019 • Family
Such a beautiful museum with uncountable animal models, never seen such a place. My son was so thrilled and excited, thoroughly enjoyed the visit. It’s too big, four storey, beautiful day out for kids.
Written December 30, 2019
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Thank you very much! We are very happy that you enjoyed your visit and that the children had a good day :)
Written January 21, 2020
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ShayK
35 contributions
Outstanding
Dec 2019 • Family
Sadly, due to strikes the paleontology museum was closed.

We visited the natural history section and the special Oceans exhibit - world class and brilliant for adults and children. Very, very well done.
The gardens were enthralling even in winter and the outdoor oceans displays were engaging. Again, gardens were suited to both adults and children - one just needed to walk in the areas that appealed to their interests.
Written December 20, 2019
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Thanks for your feedback ! We are glad you enjoyed your visit :)
Written December 26, 2019
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MWC-UK
Orpington, UK255 contributions
Disappointing
Nov 2019 • Family
I feel, it is in need of updating. The displays do not appear to have been updated since the place was opened..
The signs were faded and curling up at the edges. Some could not be read.
If children are to attracted to the place (which they ought to be) then some displays need to move with the times, rather than presented a bones or inards. It would be nice for some to shown then their (imagined) environs etc. Learn from the UKs Science Museum in London or the British Museum. The €9 entrance fee will not be justified otherwise. Certainly disappointing given that we had a child with us. Most people seemed to enter and leave the place quickly.
Written November 24, 2019
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We are sorry that the visit disappointed you. Could you tell us which gallery you visited? Be aware that we have a signage renovation project, it is long and very expensive and as the garden is classified, we must obtain the approval of several administrations: security, classified sites, etc ... sorry!
Written April 14, 2020
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Julie
4 contributions
Awesome Museum
Nov 2019 • Family
We took our teen boys to the paleontology gallery and it was awesome. We were all so impressed with the displays. I would highly recommend this museum!
Written November 22, 2019
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Thank you very much :)
Written December 26, 2019
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6Elaine
Brighton, England, United Kingdom54 contributions
Wahoo
Aug 2019
What an amazing place,hours spent just slowly walking around.So many things to learn about the beautiful Paris actually France.take your time inhale and learn loads.
Written November 9, 2019
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Thank you Elaine for your nice comment.
Written November 19, 2019
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