Museo Nacional de Historia Natural, Santiago

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Natural History 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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  • The entrance is free. It is within the Park, so the environment also is cute. Enter you guide to the point of beginning and a journey through the history, animals and other makes. Very informative, easy to navigate and very interesting. I highly recommend it. We take approx. 40 minutes, it can take more time, according to how much you stop em every thing.
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  • Located in the Patrimonial Yungay neighbourhood, you can also visit the Railway Museum, the Museum of science and technology. In your environment, it is possible to find also the Artequin Museum, the Museum of memory and human rights, Santiago library and centro cultural Matucana 100.
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  • Nice to meet several species of animals in the region. In a few minutes you can get to know everything. Not to mention that it is opposite the beautiful "Parque Quinta Normal."
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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.