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Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales, Madrid

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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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  • Mucho animal disecado, poco organizado y visita poco interactiva. No merece mucho la pena a no ser que vayas con niños. Para ellos puede ser interesante y divertido, sobre todo la parte de dinosaurios...  more »
  • I came in here waiting to get into my hotel bedroom.Can't say I was very impressed.Lots of stuffed animals and skeletons.There is an exhibition on the oceans for which you have to pay extra.However lo...  more »
  • This is a decent museum to check out if you need to kill an hour or two, but don't expect a grandiose museum to spend hours exploring. There are some interesting collections, but for the price and for...  more »
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  • Dinosaurs! Smaller than anticipated, but they've got dinosaurs! A little confusingly laid out, in that the paleontology section is accessible around the corner from the main admission and ticketing office. Plan about two hours if you (or your travelling companion) like dinosaurs.
  • Smaller than I expected but my 5 year old still enjoyed it. Can easily do in a few hours.
  • Small place, but interesting and nice. Very cool if you have kids, nieces, nephews, that sort of thing.
  • 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.
  • 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.