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. Put Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Madrid trip builder .
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  • Last December I went back to my hometown of Madrid, with my wife and my five-year-old son, and we had a wonderful morning visiting this wonderful Museum, in which there are many display cabinets with many animals of our fauna. But what I like them (I think) to children and adults is the area of dinosaurs. In addition is located in the footballer paseo de la Castellana to Nuevos Ministerios and with a number of transport public nearby, to get to the very interesting.
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  • Being one of the most important museums of natural sciences in Spain also is one of the oldest. The Museum includes more than six million copies. Divided into departments of biogeography and Global change, biodiversity and evolutionary biology, environmental biology, evolutionary ecology, geology, and Paleobiology.
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  • Good visit but needs a remodelation urgently, make it more interactive, more participatory, maybe the Hall of dinosaurs and the worst las.primeras rooms.
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  • Compact layout which is best suited for small children. Lots of good dinosaur/caveman exhibits. Easily reached by taxis which can be hailed on road outside. No café but the small terrace bar outside is not in fact a rip-off but is reasonable value.
  • 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.
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