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Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales, Madrid

(3.2/5 based on 360 reviews on the web)
Both a research facility and an exhibition space, Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales is at the forefront of paleobiology and geology; it is also one of the first museums of natural history in the world. The exhibits range from ancient artifacts to recent finds currently being studied by on-site researchers. Exhibits are located primarily on the ground and first floors in a series of themed rooms. In these, you'll notice prehistory, paleontology, geology, and entomology sections, and one for decorative arts. This last unexpected treat is a must see for textile enthusiasts. Check the hours on the website before visiting, as they change during festivals, holidays, and weekends. Plan to visit Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales during your Madrid vacation using our convenient Madrid travel itinerary maker.
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  • The ocean displays a reason more to enjoy. The immense collection takes time but is of an endless emotions and interest in the provision and magnificent State in the presentation!
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  • We were with the children and I really liked them. It is a museum where there is exposed a lot of stuffed animals. The visit is pleasant and there are several rooms. In an adjacent building there is an exhibition on the evolution that was the part I most like us. The heavenly are impresionandes. Fun plan to spend a morning with children.
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  • Access to the Museum is poorly stated and works. A quick overview of showcases filled with stuffed animals and replicas with very little information and a relationship soon obvious. Neglected and dirty bathrooms. Another area of the Museum (palaeontological) is an and some areas have an excessive temperature. They have a second floor blocked and yet in the area of fossils have dinosaurs cornered by some kind of indefinite punishment. Luckily I asked for the rest of the collection which is in another part of the building since they did not give me this information when you buy the tickets. Reach this second area requires to go outside and there is no signage to this effect. Combining a work area, a barrier, a stretch without sidewalks... Of penalty. Many security personnel?. More concerned staff spend the money of the Museum in telephone talks personal that meet your workplace's work. They have some good materials and sufficient to make a museum worth and not that which seems to have been downloaded from some wagons of coal and stacked where better have been. Nothing comfortable, multimedia, nothing of video is not. Pay 7 euros per adult when it should be free. It is my advice: best museums in Madrid and great places to visit in the surrounding area before this museum.
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  • I expected it would be bigger especially gemology part. But it is a perfect place to go with kids, they love it there (the biology part especially). If you are going on weekends/holidays be ready to wait in line tho.
  • The Biodiversity exhibition was interesting. Good English translations accompanied most Spanish descriptions. The Real Cabinet was my favourite part I think, it has a few interesting skeletons and pieces of history. In the end, the museum was much too small. Did not feel like I got my money's worth. I spent maybe an hour in the museum total. No cafeteria, just some vending machines.
  • Well it's a bit of disappointment... For a former imperial capitol of course ;-) Not even close to London's Natural History Museum. Most of the exhibitions typical and borring. Many of them closed (they didn't mention that at the entrance). A plus side is short but well prepared exhibition on Human Evolution. Not to many replicas here and they even have an almost complete neanderthal skeleton :-) Interesting but temporary exhibitions on exertion and Sierra de Guadarrama. Do not hope for a museum cafeteria. There isn't one, just vending machines... In general isn't worth 7 euro.
  • Nice exhibits for such a small space. Great importance given for evolution and biology.
  • Muestra explicaciones científicas muy visuales y entretenidas.