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Haus der Natur, Salzburg

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Specialty Museum · Hidden Gem · Museum
Featuring natural history and science exhibits, as well as an aquarium and a reptile zoo, Haus der Natur ranks as the largest museum in Salzburg. Founded in 1924, the museum spans 7,000 sq m (75,000 sq ft), separated into two buildings. See high-detail, high-quality models of dinosaurs and real fossilized organisms. Check out dioramas of nature and space expeditions; giant crystals up to 618 kg (1362 lbs) of weight; interactive human body parts; and exhibits on physics, sound, and humans. Peer into 42 aquariums teeming with aquatic life and colors, and get close up with numerous reptiles, from alligators to venomous lizards to enormous snakes. Arrange your visit to Haus der Natur and discover more family-friendly attractions in Salzburg using our Salzburg road trip app.
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  • Haus der Natur is a very good museum. It was bigger than we expected. We had only two hours so could not visit the whole museum. With kids, you need at least 3-4 hours to visit this place peacefully.  more »
  • We only had a couple of hours to spend here, and we all wished we could spend here a full day. Both the nature and the science parts are excellent, with lots of interactive science exhibits, deep...  more »
  • Unfortunately, almost half of the exhibits was in German and it was very hot inside. The most interesting was science part, but older side was dusty and not very interesting.  more »
  • I usually don't like "static" museums, but expositions here were very nice and science part is completely interactive - best place for kids (6-12 ages), although also our 1 year old son was amazed :-) The only negative impression was from the "restaurant". Although they offer kids meals I would rather bring own one next time
  • Great fun and interesting program for the whole family. The natural museum offers a variety of exhibitions and contains interactive explanations for a lot of things while the technical part of the museum houses educational games trough which different physical phenomena are explained. Great whole day and rainy day program for the whole family. Even adults can learn a thing or two.
  • Probably the best science museum for 6 - 10 year old I've been to. Loads of interactive games to play with, kept my 6 and 8 year old busy for hours. You could just let them go crazy and have fun, but each of the games teaches them something new. Spend sometime explaining the purpose of each game and they will learn and have enormous fun. The dinosaur / natural history / wildlife bits were rather mediocre, and if you have been to other museums, this will provide nothing new. About 20% of the writing is translated into English. The science interactive bit is simply amazing. Probably a little too simple for the 10+ child although they will still play on the games. The Munich museum is probably better for the older child. If you are in Salzburg and you have children with too much energy, this is the place to go.
  • Overall it's a good place for kids, better save it for a rainy day as an indoor activity. It might take several hours to really see the whole place. No air condition in the museum, not so fun on a hot day. The science building is much cooler and convinient though.
  • Loved it. For the second time here. First time I was in 2015. Google recommends 3 hour for visit, but I recommend at least 5 hours. There is a restaurant inside the museum where you could eat. They have also a space for kids to play.

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