Museu de Historia Natural do Funchal, Funchal

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#14 of 24 in Museums in Funchal
Since its founding in 1869, the American Museum of Natural History has collected more than 33 million specimens relating to the natural world and human cultures. The Museum showcases its amazing treasures in the exhibit halls, and behind the scenes more than 200 scientists are at work making new discoveries. Millions of people from around the world visit the Museum each year.
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  • Reminded me of the quiet and formal museums from the past. Nothing seems to have changed much here in years. Helpful curators but little interpretation in some sections. Best bits were interesting dis...  more »
  • Not to be missed! This is a wonderful example of how to display creatures so that people can learn more about the local wildlife. I had [for instance] no idea that a seal has claws on the edges of its...  more »
  • This is more a museum of stuffed animals than a natural history museum. It is very disappointing, so much more could be made of this attraction, such as interactive displays and at least something abo...  more »
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  • A very sad experience. The live, large fish (one was a huge grouper) in tiny tanks, no room to swim properly, looked awful. I hear they are updating this place, I really hope so, because it was unpleasant to see these poor animals in entirely unsuitable conditions.
  • A little bit creepy when all the stuffed animals look at you, but it was interesting to see. I believe that some of the exponats are hard to find elsewhere (fish for example).
  • Very diverse topics, like birds, fish. An aquarium with 15 tanks
  • Charming :)
  • Very educational
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