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Museum fur Naturkunde (Natural History Museum)

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Address: Invalidenstr. 43, 10115 Berlin, Germany
Phone Number: +49 30 20938591
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Tue - Fri 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

Welcome to the Museum für Naturkunde in Berlin. Comprising over 30 million...

Welcome to the Museum für Naturkunde in Berlin. Comprising over 30 million collection items, an exhibition area of over 7,000 square metres and a Research Department, the Museum für Naturkunde is the largest German natural history museum. On a global scale, it is among the top five natural history museums. It was founded in 1810.Some of the exhibition highlights include the "Fossil Mona Lisa" one of the only 11 finds of the primeval bid Archaeopteryx, the 13,27-metre tall skeleton of Brachiosaurus which is the tallest mounted dinosaur skeleton worldwide, our Biodiversity wall and many more storytelling objects like original items collected by Alexander von or a piece of pitchblende in which the element uranium was discovered.

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This is a museum. The museum :)

for kids and adults this is the perfect oportunity to spend a entire day among Tristan T-rex, dinosaurs, animals, rocks, comets and stars

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Arad, Romania
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The museum has some cool things to show and very interesting but a lot of it was closed and still had to pay full price.

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Arad, Romania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

for kids and adults this is the perfect oportunity to spend a entire day among Tristan T-rex, dinosaurs, animals, rocks, comets and stars

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The museum is wonderful. We do not normally visit museums since they are often quite boring and dull in our opinion... this one was not! We went mainly because of the dinos but there was a lot more to it. A must see in Berlin!

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Southern Finland, Finland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very interesting museum. I can recommend it for everyone. Many different sections: space, animals, minerals.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came at the opening of the museum, so there wasn't any queue. We also didn't have to buy the tickets, because we had Museum Pass (just had to take them from information desk). After leaving the backpack at the storage, we were ready to enter the museum. I was a little dissapointed after a look at the map of... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a well-organized museum in a beautiful space. I attended a private reception here and it made a lovely event space. Although it is smallish, there are some unique specimens. Worth a visit, especially with kids.

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Berlin, Germany
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful building, most of it covered in scaffolding. Half of the interior closed for construction. A tiny cafe that looks like it is run out of someone's car. Rude staff. Thousands of screaming kids echoing in your ears. Yes, it's just your typical Berlin museum. But hey, at least they have a T-Rex

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MfNBerlin, Public Relations Manager at Museum fur Naturkunde (Natural History Museum), responded to this review

Hello, thanks for your critique. Indeed due to construction works our exhibition area is slightly limited at the moment, but the main part of the constructions takes place in the collection area that was never open to the public. Unfortunately the museum's coffee is limited to a very tiny space, there are plans for future changes. Concerning the children our... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I really love this museum. It is place where you can learn a lot about nature and life. It has dinosaur room, rocks and mineral room, space room, etc. There are also teaching rooms for kid groups. When I visited it was packed with kids and you could see they enjoyed themselves there. Museum is really spectacular.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Is has many different attractions but the Tristan T-Rex complete with hologram technology information is excellent, also has enormous dinosaurs in the main entrance room. If you haven't seen dinosaurs before then I highly recommend this. I think you may be able to get discount with a Berlin card too.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016 via mobile

The price is cheap..u have the opportunity to see a lot of things..its very easy to find it using u-bahn!!

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