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inatura – Erlebnis Naturschau
Ranked #3 of 14 things to do in Dornbirn
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Owner description: The Museum you can touch Nature, humans and technology. inatura museum in Dornbirn offers something for everyone, and does this in a particularly unusual way, because here touching is expressly encouraged. The main focus is on trying, playing, experiencing and understanding. The journey takes you through the different habitats that are characteristic of Vorarlberg: mountain, forest and water. In the final section of the museum, we go beyond the realms of possibility and in the truest sense of the word, go inside ourselves. inatura makes it possible to actually visit our bodies. Interactive and multimedia presentations demonstrate the exciting links between the life and interactive zones and provide an insight into the wonder of nature, people and their technical achievements. A fascinating experience. It is not surprising, therefore, that inatura is considered to be one of Europe's most modern natural history museums. In addition to our permanent exhibits, in the gallery in the entrance area we offer our visitors regularly-changing, interesting special exhibits on varying topics. Come on in and take a look. A visit to inatura always has something new to offer.
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“spend time”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2013

its a absolut fine place to spend some time in dornbirn and to see lot of things about nature in this area
also is the place mid in town absolut brillant

Visited April 2013
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“Brilliant interactive museum!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2012

Great museum in an old industrial building. Tickets valid for whole day so you can come and go as you please. Cafeteria available with average food. Toilets at several points throughout the museum.

You go upstairs and progress through various stages of the museum, finally coming down through the levels. This museum was funded by the town of Dornbirn and the area around it. It is a combination of life-size stuffed animals (lovely to stroke, provided you don't think about the ethics of stuffed beasts) and various natural history exhibits and many "experiments" for kids to try out or computers on which they can research stuff/play.

It is difficult to convey how interesting this place is. It was not well signposted but the sat nav got it easily. It's just a few miles into Austria from Lake Constance.

The stuffed animals are dotted thoughout the museum but the other stuff is collected into zones. You have experiements with magnets, with solar panels, with light, with fiber optics etc. A few devices didn't work but most did and the place got better, the more you went on. (Take a small torch or use the light on your mobile phone for the fiber optics thing..the one there was empty). The museum conentrates on teaching how to respect and conserve the environment (using the Austrian countryside as an example). You can watch films about the north pole (or was is the south one?), look at an amazing collection of crystals, see an enormous ant farm, climb up a wall, calculate your CO² emissions on a computer (switch the screen on for it to wake up). It is all very hands on with very few (ok, I saw none) signs saying "do not...." I would say that kids from around 4 to 16 and over will love it. Our youngest is 4 and our elsest 10 and they both loved it.

Takes around 2.5 hours to get through but you could easily extend that by spending longer at some places. Adults will not feel bored and those who get tired will find plenty of places to sit and rest. There are water taps with drinking water so take your own bottle and some snacks to keep you going.

Entrance fee is reaosnable..20 Euros for 2 adults and 2 kids (10 and 4). We even got a voucher for a half price ticket, valid for one year. Would highly recommend this place for any type of visit..families, schools, birthdays etc.

Oh yeah, there are lockers and hangers to leave your coats, valuables etc. if you don't want to carry them all the time. There is also a nice garden outside but it was snowing so we didn't go there.

Visited October 2012
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