Museo Nacional de Historia Natural, Santiago

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Natural History Museum Museum
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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Santiago features numerous distinct neighborhoods filled with affordable sleeping options. For easiest access to the city's top museums and eateries, consider the hotels located in the pleasant downtown area, where you can also find many furnished apartments ideal for longer stays. For close proximity to the city's best nightlife options, consider Bellavista or Barrios Lastarria, or head to charming Providencia if you prefer something a bit more sophisticated and less raucous.
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  • The architecture of the museum's grand building in Quinto Normal Park was the highlight of our visit here. Sadly, the contents of the contemporary display spaces date from a bygone age: taxidermy and ...  more »
  • I always wanted to "visit" the Blue Whale!! It is BIG! And BEAUTIFUL. Of course if you like this kind of thing. There's a nice "walk throughout history" from the Big Bang to where we are now, all focu...  more »
  • This museum is located inside of a classical building. It is laid out according to geographical areas of Chilean. As you travel through the rooms you are presented with introduction to the area and in...  more »
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  • 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.
  • Hermoso lugar. Es gratis! So stop whining and go there.
  • Its a beautiful place with a great enviroment to relax and learn a thing or two about wild life and nature. The building itself is beautiful to see.
  • Cool museum with good information about Chile and the different ecological areas and climates within the country.
  • I loved this free museum. You must go and see for yourself!