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“Graveyard of dead animals”

Museum of Natural History (Museum d'Histoire naturelle)
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$27.41*
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Ranked #11 of 157 things to do in Geneva
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed March 16, 2014

This is what a Natural History museum would have looked like 50 years ago. Only stuffed dead animals. I think this sends the wrong message as the museum claims to care about nature conservation and wildlife protection. Also there is the 2-headed turtle which is kept in a small cage and gawked at like a circus attraction. Depressing and unethical. However, the museum is very organised and staff very friendly.

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Reviewed March 2, 2014

Everything is very well presented. The two-headed turtle (alive!) was quite a surprise to see. Take your time since there is a lot to see. although being free you can go in more than one visit.

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Reviewed January 16, 2014

Near the tram stop. Excellent exhibits and the museum was empty of visitors when we visited. Very peaceful and informative, with info in Latin, French and English. Well worth a visit. Good clean facilities too.

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Reviewed January 8, 2014

This museum holds a very nice collection. Great geology collection as it focused on the area, but ventured out to other places around the world. The other collections also mostly focus on the surrounding areas, expect the zoology exhibit. I think if you have kids this would be a great place to take them as there are a lot of things to see, but also has interesting factoids for adults as well. Plus it was FREE!

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Reviewed January 3, 2014

Amazing museum, tons of interesting factoids to be learnt by going!!! The only thing that took away from it was the incredibly basic cafeteria. Other than that, its a great place to go, especially with children. I briefly visited with my father, and had a wonderful time!

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