Museum fur Naturkunde (Natural History Museum), Berlin

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#2 of 10 in Childrens Museums in Berlin
Museum fur Naturkunde (Natural History Museum), a natural history museum, boasts the largest mounted dinosaur in the world. It also features a remarkably well-preserved Archaeopteryx, the earliest known bird. Be on the lookout for more recently extinct animals, such as the Tasmanian tiger and quagga. The mineral collection represents 75 percent of the minerals in the world. In all, more than 30 million items spanning zoology, paleontology, and mineralology grace the museum. Make sure you pick up a free audio guide for more information. Take a look at our Berlin trip itinerary planner to schedule your visit to Museum fur Naturkunde (Natural History Museum) and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • From the moment you walk in, this museum grabs you. The augmented giant dinosaur skeletons mark an imposing entrance. Obvious standout attractions include Tristan the T-Rex and Knut the Polar Bear.  more »
  • We loved this museum but left rather quicker than we had planned as it was crowded with many young children all very excioted at the dinosuars and very loud. The entrance hall is a wow, with the bigge...  more »
  • Only to see the section of dinosaur fossils worth the visit, it is impressive to see them. Highly recommended. Children and adults will enjoy the visit.
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  • Place definitely worth to check out in Berlin. Exhibition is full of awesome stuff! You can go there with your friends, kids or girlfriend/boyfriend! Cool formalin room! Never seen anything like this before! 10/10!
  • For the people passionate about nature, earth's dynamics, minerals and evolution, this is a place to visit. I spent here about 7 hours among dino skeletons and rare minerals. The explanations are bilingual, which is important. Definitely a museum worth visiting!
  • Great museum full of dinosaurs, fossils, taxidermy and many other specimens. Very educational and the full size T-Rex (housed in her own room) is definitely well worth a visit. There’s also a great room full of vintage wet specimens - the jars reach from floor to ceiling and it makes for quite a spooky photo!
  • Worth visiting multiple times. Lots of kids on holidays so be patient. ;)
  • Beautifully displayed array of natural wonders - from dinosaurs to spiders to fossils. Very impressive museum!

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