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Museum of Natural History (Museum d'Histoire naturelle)

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Address: route de Malagnou 1, Geneva 1208, Switzerland
Phone Number: (0)22 418 63 00
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Excellent for kids

This is the favourite destination for a rainy Sunday with kids. It's the usual Natural History museum, with nothing special, but it's very kid friendly and if you have kid you'll... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Elisa L
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9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the favourite destination for a rainy Sunday with kids. It's the usual Natural History museum, with nothing special, but it's very kid friendly and if you have kid you'll love it (or at least your kids will)

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Thank Elisa L
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

i visited this museum twice ,amazing museum for my son , alot of animals and knowledge , definitely i want to visit it again

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Free museum with a nice collection of exhibits. Most all the information is in French with some providing English, this does not remove from the experience however. Cafe with decent options, I packed a lunch and ate in the cafe. Good for kids and adults alike with an interactive area on the top floor for the young at heart.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

PROs: it's free; there are lots of interesting displays with a good balance of 'visuals' with the accompanying description; cafe reasonably priced; not too busy when we visited on a Sunday morning (which is a bonus in Switzerland) CONSs: not much at all. Only possible thing is the fact that some things show English translations and some not. I suggest... More 

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Thank WeekendHussler
Colombo, Sri Lanka
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Has a good collection of well kept exhibits and well laid out setting. Very educational for kids . Has a good collection of animals from many regions of the world

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Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016

The collection is great and they have frequent, high-quality exhibitions. All free of charge. This is a great place for children and adults alike, and you're sure to learn something each time you go. The bat animation in August is really worth it. Highly recommend it.

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Thank nisoufr
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2016 via mobile

This a great museums for both adults and kids to see almost all kinds of stuffed animals, human/animal replica, gem stones, and other neat exhibits. The museum also offers some interactive stands for kids to enjoy. If you are arriving by bus, the bus stop is just at the entrance of the museum. However, if you are arriving by car,... More 

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Thank Faris S
Vienna, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2016 via mobile

If you like stuffed animals, then this is the place for you! They've got a very large range of animals from elephants and lions to fish and insects! A very enjoyable visit!

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Bergen, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2016 via mobile

Considering the price, which was completely free, this is a great place to visit. Not a lot translated to english but here and there it was which Made it also educational.

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Thank Henri A
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2016

I enjoyed my visit, I saw many stuffed animals and even visited the cafe which had the stickiest floor I have ever encountered.

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