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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  • Variety of attractions and segmentation according to the natural history timeline. It counts with many important pieces, from a whale fossil and dinosaur rests to local cultural tribes remainings. Som...  more »
  • Before in my teenage years I was always going to this museum because it was fun, I like its animals and Mummies to scale, it was more interactive. I went today and I was very disappointed, all digital, much information, unattractive, took out several things that had been before, everything is replica. The only "good" is that it is still free and the place was clean.
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  • Don't let go ... lots of stuffed animals, and tells the story of the planet and all the changes that suggested the americas.. In addition it 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.