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“Embarasement of Geneva”

Museum of Natural History (Museum d'Histoire naturelle)
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$26.71*
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Ranked #9 of 149 things to do in Geneva
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Geneva, Switzerland
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122 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Embarasement of Geneva”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2012

The Museum from the outside looks like a government building from 1960 and not well maintained.
The landscaping has not been maintained.
Inside the building is dark and again feels like a government building.
Does not give a spark of interest for young minds, infact the exhibite look like they have not change for 40 years, dusty and boring.

Visited August 2012
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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Czech first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Greek first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
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33 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Favorite kid hangout for locals”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 24, 2012

This is a life saver place for all local mums and dads with young kids, especially on rainy days. I don't think its a tourist attraction but could still be a great spot in rainy days.

Visited October 2012
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St Helens, United Kingdom
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139 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 241 helpful votes
“Fun and free. Better than Liverpool museum”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2012

A great range of birds, mammals and sea creatures flows nicely into anthropology and mineralogy before culminating in the poo zoo (until April 13). I especially enjoyed walking through a giant cow pat. All the displays are so interesting to look at that you'll hardly notice that everything's in French. I spent over an hour here and with kids you may stay for longer.

Easy walking distance from Cornavin and on the tram 8 route. The cafe was expensive so did not try.

Visited November 2012
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4 Thank Kev B
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Trinidad
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42 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Fun place, a bit dark at times but very educational!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2012

This museum was not what I expected at all! Having lived in NYC for many years, I had grown accustomed to a certain type of museum. Generally, I expect bright lights, a lot of interactive displays & high tech imagery. This place was a lot smaller than I expected, the displays were extremely informative (surprisingly so since I don't speak much French!) and even though there were some techy/interactive displays, generally they were more old school museum displays (which was nice). I loved that the visit was free! Also, the lighting was a bit poor in some spaces so it was difficult to get around but overall, it was a wonderful experience!

Visited December 2011
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iran
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76 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“A fantastic collection of variat animals”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2012

Do not miss this attraction of Geneva.
You can reach here with bus from Corna VIenna . Also , you can find a quite big museum with 4 floors around here.
Different kind of animals also some fossils and dianasaurs are here.
It can de educative specially for dids as well. It is free of charge.
Theredfore I recommended it to you.

Visited November 2012
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