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National Museum of Natural History

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Address: 57 Rue Cuvier, 75005 Paris, France
Phone Number: 33 1 40 79 30 00
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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This large museum of natural history combines three museums into one,...

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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Educational and interesting

I think anyone who has an interest in anatomy or anthropology will love this place. There was a wide range of exhibits and i feel it was well worth the money!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I think anyone who has an interest in anatomy or anthropology will love this place. There was a wide range of exhibits and i feel it was well worth the money!

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Luxor, Egypt
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This natural history museum is one of the best of it,s kind I have visited. Not just a collection of stuffed animals & birds. very informative & educational

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum fulfilled all our expectations, its beautifully arranged and the design combines modern aspects and the old building perfectly. Definitely worth a visit! Don't forget to have a walk trough the gardens surrounding it before or after your visit!

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Was looking forward to this. I quite like a traditional museum with exhibits in cases etc. but our impression of the palaeontology section was that nothing had changed in there since the 60's. We had walked in to the first building by the gate and bought a ticket for what we thought was the whole museum - and were a... More 

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Cologne, Germany
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I went there because I had the afternoon free and all in all I was quite satisfied. It had a large collection of animals, especially insects (their butterfly collection is incredible!). They have also sponges and other cool things. The only big problem I had was that there was no information in English and so for anything that I seemed... More 

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

Very well done, the Museum is Great. You can spend a whole afternoon in it with children. the "Great Gallery" is a real pleasure to see. The architecture is well done. Sandwiches are not top french Cuisine level but it helps...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

The museum is well arranged and eventful. Great for kids. The information is unfortunately only in French. Well worth a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

The history of France and Paris itself can't be imagined without great achievements in the understanding of the laws of Nature made by its scientists. Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle provides a unique opportunity to see the investigations of the Nature and its evolution in a single torrent, screenshotted by proficient museum staff. The diversity of Nature is always attractable by... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

I only came to visit this museum because it was raining in Paris. I did not expect that it will be as good as the one in London. But the exhibits are beautifully displaced and the light show is cleverly done. Good and safe for the children running around without worrying that they will damage anything

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

No matter your age, the March of the Animals, is a magnificant sight to see and it reminds one of tales of Noah's Ark in this renovated 4 story open museum. From the museum sound system you hear the animal's growls and cries, then once an hour a simulated heavy rain storm occurs changing the colors in all the windows... More 

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