Museo Nacional de Historia Natural, Santiago

(4.1/5 based on 280+ 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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  • Free of charge. To learn about flora and fauna of all the ecosystems of Chile is excellent. Features many pictures, descriptions, models and animals.
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  • worth knowing a little of the Chilean history, the release to the social upheaval caused by the Pinochet Government.
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  • This free museum within the Park fifth normal lose nothing for the United States and even from England. Focusing on Chilean biodiversity and featuring a little world biodiversity, this museum is excellent
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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.