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Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales, Madrid

(3.2/5 based on 340+ 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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  • It is not a usual visit, but that should not let this museum. Although this very directed to children, as many schools are guided tours to the Museum, is no less true that a curious mind will be valued in much this museum. Not going to say in that is a Museum of this type, for that have the web of the same for greater details. But I will not fail to highlight the skeletons and stuffed animals, that make you see the real size of the same. Not to mention stones, meteorites... nor the history of the Museum we can trace it to Carlos III in short du recommended with children or without. It personal... say's box office... has the kindness fair, with exceptions very of thank. The guides for groups of children are charming, and know as managing them.
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  • We spent the morning in family, spectacular lots of animals that can be seen, perhaps this all very concentrated but enjoy going from one place to another seeing animals that you haven't seen in life with very complete information and curiosities. Pick up tickets on the internet or in the machine that it appears beside the door, since the rows are important.
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  • A great place to enjoy with children (or children). Two areas in two buildings, on the one hand the permanent exhibition with fossils, reproductions of skeletons from the age of dinosaurs (some originals), minerals... and on the other hand the building of temporary exhibitions that tend to be organized around the important background of stuffed animals which has the Museum. Highlight in this second building the so-called Cabinet of Carlos III, where is stand out items existing in the Museum of Sciences original. As paste indicate that the Museum's collections are very large and shows only a small part, and the rest seems not ever displayed.
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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.