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Haus der Natur, Salzburg

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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. Make Haus der Natur a part of your Salzburg vacation plans using our Salzburg trip itinerary builder.
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TripAdvisor
  • This museum is so spacious that you are not disturbed by other people. There are so many different themes. I found the sections on the human body and the animals of myths and legends particularly inte...  more »
  • We were in Salzburg with group of kinds on football tournament and looking for attraction to "kill" the morning time. This came as a very nice surprise and all kids aged 6-14 loved it ! It is interact...  more »
  • We planed to visit this amazing house only for short time...and we stood here more than 5 hours. So many animals, so many things to do...and it is great for children and adultes too.  more »
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  • Educational and great for kids. Some displays does not have English translations so we missed out on some info. But the interactive Science Centre was very fun, even for adults. Definitely consider for one of those rainy days indoors.
  • A very good option to spend a rainy day with kids, smaller ones to older alike. The science building gives opportunity for hands-on experimenting for hours. The aquarium and reptilian zoo was also a big hit with the kids. Neither of us liked the stuffed and plastic animals.
  • This is one of the best museums I have ever been to.. It is much bigger than it looks from the outside! You can easily spend the whole day here if you like...
  • Smaller than a capital city's natural history or science museum but comprehensive. Well suited for entertaining/amusing your children.
  • A lot bigger than i expected. Like the way the exibitions are made. The only let down is the missing air condition. It was waaay too hot.