Museo Nacional de Historia Natural, Santiago
(4.2/5 based on 260+ reviews on the web)
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. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Museo Nacional de Historia Natural by using our Santiago holiday planner.
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  • a somewhat old Museum but in constant renovation that offers a long moment of learning and admiration. a pity that so few people come to this museum.
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  • For a 2-hour visit, few people, good summary of our colonial life. It is worth going to eat a sandwich at the "Ex-bahamondes' with specialty of loins may.
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  • Quite beautiful and educational, focused mainly on children, although equal big can admire animals that have. The entrance is free
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  • Great Museum. Clean, and organized. it has lots of taxidermy. It is free of charge and it has a free (but time-limited) wi-fi internet access.
  • It's the most visited museum in Chile. It is important to recover the architecture tough.
  • Beautiful. I loved this place. Lots of tree's flowers and shrubs... Beautiful museum.
  • My son loved to see so many animals.
  • A fun museum with lots of taxidermy. Not too much interactive stuff but you can watch the specialists at work maintaining the specimens.