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“Looks small but a great collection”

Senckenberg Natural History Museum (Naturmuseum Senckenberg)
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$18.77*
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Frankfurt City Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
Ranked #5 of 440 things to do in Frankfurt
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Fantastic display of dinosaurs from tiny trilobites to t-rex. In addition o the main attraction, there is also a floor dedicated to stuffed animals. Visitors of all ages would enjoy this museum.
Useful Information: Activities for older children
Reviewed March 21, 2013

This museum is a definitely child pleaser. It has two life-sized dinosaurs outside and a large, well organized fossil exhibit on the main lower floor.

The collection of stuffed birds and animals is staggering and very well organized. But the collection clearly suffers from a lack of space as they're arranged in row after row of packed glass displays.

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Reviewed March 18, 2013

Since I was a boy I have visited this museum on many occasions.
Together with our boys, guests and friends. The exhibits are first class, some of them unique. Children are fascinated by the prehistoric finds - some complete skeletons of the monsters you see in Jurassic Park. Like the Staedel museum the Senckenberg museum was built through private initiative of the citizens of Frankfurt and is worth a visit - for children and grown ups !.

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Reviewed February 21, 2013

if your child is interested in dinosaurs this is a must. Brians in formeldyde, anoconda eating deers ... a must.

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Reviewed February 15, 2013

Me and my boyfriend love history and museums, so this was great. It had loads of things to see and very interesting displays! The one of the Anaconda was quite scary but very interesting.
It wasn't too much to get in, I had a discount as I'm a student in Frankfurt but I think for my boyfriend it was about 3 Euros.
Even though the place is interesting, my boyfriend doesn't speak German, so for the vast majority of the museum he wasn't able to read the plaques, but seeing as he studies Archaeology, he ended up explaining most of it to me! I think maybe if you don't speak German, ask for a leaflet guide or bring somebody who does speak German with you!

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Reviewed January 31, 2013

We visited on a Thursday afternoon and by luck, arrived just after a big group of teens left the museum. There were few visitors besides us which made it an unhurried time, ideal for my 4 year old. We spent about 2-3 hours wandering leisurely throughout, including a relaxing late lunchin the cafe. All their exhibits were good, although I wish there were more hands on displays (I.e. Brussels' dinosaur exhibit). The huge central display of large skeletons was excellent. We all enjoyed the taxiderm rooms... Completely fascinating! It was neat to also see the exhibit from Grube Messel, which is in nearby Darmstadt. For non-German speakers, most every species is labeled also in English, but the descriptions are in German which may bother you if you're one who enjoys reading every single plaque. For those with kids, there's a small but well stocked play area (toys, small table with coloring pencils, children's books) on the 2nd floor of the restaurant. Seating is very plush there, with a modern lounge vibe. Try the menu specials as well as ordering off their menu (found on the museum website). If you would rather not eat at the museum, there are some nice cafes nearby as well as Boeckenheim weekly Market right around the corner on Thursdays. (We stopped through there enroute to the nearest parking garage).

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