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“Mixed bag - some really great exhibits, and some rubbish”

Natural History Museum (Naturhistorisches Museum)
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$67.08*
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Ranked #11 of 573 things to do in Vienna
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Owner description: The highlights of this natural history museum include a significant collection of dinosaur skeletons and meteorites in addition to a large display of insects from around the world.
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“Mixed bag - some really great exhibits, and some rubbish”
Reviewed February 3, 2013

The beginning of the visit was slightly off-putting; four rooms of small fragments of dull rocks, row after row of thousands in each room. But once past that, there are some really great exhibits, particularly in the gems room and the meteorites room, which is very informative and interactive. The animals and birds sections were interesting, it appears like they are in the process of renovating parts of the museum - the parts that have been done are noticeably better. Worth a visit.

Visited January 2013
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“Historyyyy!”
Reviewed January 30, 2013

I am slightly obsessed with natural history museums (started in NYC) so when I heard there was one here I had to go! Their biggest attraction is their meteor collection which is the largest in the world. They're cool and all but after looking at rocks for an hour they all start to look the same. I really enjoyed the underwater exhibit they had. I always like when they set the animals up in their "natural" habitats. Good place to go to get away from cold weather or kill a few hours.

Visited January 2013
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“Unbelievable”
Reviewed January 29, 2013 via mobile

The biggest collection minerals can imagine. Stunning amount of stuffed animals. You need hours to see everything close. But a walkthrough is also amazing. I took max 2 hours , including coffee and skiped some parts. Dont forget to pay attention to the building. Beautifully decorated, and outside. Costs roughly 10 euro pp , also chk the flaksturm zoo !

But here you literally walk through time, from the fisrt moments of life, past dinosaurs, till now. Go enjoy !

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“One of the best Natural History museums I have been to”
Reviewed January 26, 2013

OMG!!!! First the building. It is BEAUTIFUL. The exterior is so gorgeous, you would think this was the seat of government. The domed center of the museum could be in a cathedral. The architecture is amazing. Each large presentation room is more beautiful than most palaces we visited.
OK, now for what you visit a museum for, the exhibits. Now, I am not much of a rock (geology) person but the ores, crystals, meteorites (they say they have one of the largest collections of meteorites) were displayed with such interesting information I spent quite a bit of time in those rooms. Next came prehistoric animals. Again, so interesting. In the dinosaur room don't worry when you see one of the exhibits moving and hear it growling. It is just an animatronic dinosaur, but worthy of Jurassic Park! Plenty of information in English. The second floor was modern animals, I didn't visit that floor.

Visited January 2013
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“My son insisted ... ;)”
Reviewed January 25, 2013

My son loves animals and learning about natural history, so we went there (although wanting to go to the art museum myself!). The first thing ( and the one that impressed me the most) you notice is the wonderful palace where this museum is. The place itself could contain nothing in it and you'd be mesmerized by its architectural beauty. The museum's collection, I must admit, is quite complete too.

Visited January 2013
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