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Haus der Natur Salzburg, Salzburg
(4.6/5 based on 600+ reviews on the web)
Featuring natural history and science exhibits, as well as an aquarium and a reptile zoo, Haus der Natur Salzburg 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 Salzburg a part of your Salzburg vacation plans using our Salzburg trip itinerary builder.
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  • There is a hands-on section for children that explores all sorts of scientific and natural phenomena. This is a must for children. The rest of the museum focuses on the sciences and will interest chil...  more »
  • The musem is divided mainly into 2 parts. The first one is for nature and animals. So expect to see animal fossils and also some alive reptiles , snakes and aquarium. The second one is for science and...  more »
  • Very nice, a must see with kids. First part (old building) rich in nature, second part (new building) in sience experience kind of playing tools. We were there 5 hours, still not saw everything... 
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  • After completing sightseeing in Salzburg we visited this "The House of Nature". At the entrance gigantic dinosaurs welcomes you. There are easy-to-understand physics and technology in the science center. Fabulous crystals were displayed. Kids will enjoy the beautiful aquarium with colorful coral reefs. Interesting museum with a broad range of exhibits. If we had more time we could have stayed much longer. A must visit place in Salzburg.
  • Go there and be amazed. Take your kids there and they learn something. It is not a secret that I spent a significant amount of time as a teenager at this museum and every time I visit my hometown, I also have to visit the Haus der Natur and it's themed special exhibition. It is in my nature, so to speak. If you are just on a visit in Salzburg, you cannot cover the whole museum in one go, that's too much. Instead pick the themes you are interested in. Afterwards go to the terrace café and eat a waffle, you've earned it.
  • Großartiges Naturkundemuseum für Kinder und Erwachsene. Anschauliche Exponate, verständliche Erklärungen und eine abwechlungsreiche Auswahl an Themen. Man kann sich mehrere Stunden darin aufhalten und es wird nicht langweilig.
  • Good place for children. Lot of information that can be useful to them for their science and social projects. However, no so useful to a software developer. Okay, but it is a must visit place for the people with children in school. They provide science lab as well where children can play and learn science. Decent place !!
  • There are some interesting exhibits and science experiments. Pretty much what you'll expect having been to similar museums.