Museo Nacional de Historia Natural, Santiago

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Wander the halls one of South America's longest-established museums, Museo Nacional de Historia Natural, and appreciate its extensive and varied collection. Founded in 1830, the natural history museum's colonial, Spanish-style halls house 12 permanent exhibits, focusing on subjects such as minerals, molluscs, timber, and archaeology. Don't miss a handful of collections relating to specific areas of Chile, and anthropological exhibits about indigenous cultures. The historical overview of copper mining in the country provides a relevant introduction to the culture, traditions, and economy of Chile. Make Museo Nacional de Historia Natural a centerpiece of your Santiago vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Santiago trip planner.
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  • Beautiful walk to go with the whole family, located in parque quinta normal, presents the fauna of our territory in didactic and fun.. .the mummy of the Hill of the lead... skeletons of dinosaurs and other animals beautiful... very easy to wound since the metro stops at the doorstep of the Park and free entrance... ideal for a family day
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  • Excellent opportunity to make a good Museum of natural history for my daughters, I personally recommend the place, and when there are no lose walking around the area and meet the other attractions near
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  • Our tells the whole story of the natural evolution of chile, perfect another Museum that has no way to let go of a lot of beautiful, not to mention that the person can see some employees working: I think empalhando animals and cleaning of parts found in sites Archaeology.
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  • The museum is free and very nice. There are interesting facts about Chile's nature as well as some artifacts from around the world
  • Very nice place. World-class Natural History Museum. Good facilities. Clean bathrooms. Two thumbs up! 👍👍
  • A very nice experience for children under 10 since exhibits are easy to understand and fun.
  • Small bur with time to kill (or with kids) worth the visit. Be aware everything is in Spanish.
  • Disappointing displays in a grand building in Quinto Normal Park. The contents of the contemporary display spaces date from a bygone age: taxidermy and dioramas. All signs are in Spanish and the English language audio guide only covers six exhibits. The three items that cover the history of the building and the park were the most interesting to me. As an introduction to the flora and fauna of Chile a website or book is probably a better bet.

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