Muséum d'Histoire Naturelle, Geneva

Categories: Natural History Museums, Museums
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4.2/5 based on 400+ reviews on the web
View a replica of Lucy, the oldest known human, at Muséum d'Histoire Naturelle. The museum's collection features an array of stones, preserved animals from all continents in their natural habitats, and detailed glass models of invertebrates by Leopold and Rudolf Blaschka. Learn about the area through a geographic model of the region, including the Alps and other mountains. The museum is accessible by public transportation, and parking is available nearby. Plan your Muséum d'Histoire Naturelle visit and explore what else you can see and do in Geneva using our Geneva tourist route planner.
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  • Geneva is not a large city and that is reflected in the size of this museum. Don't expect the same as you might find in London or the Washington DC Smithsonian. That said, this facility has first-rate...  read more »
  • We came for the exhibition about dinosaurs to the counterpart with one presented at Palexpo at the same time. We found a beautiful museum with very beautiful collections, lots of animals presented with a staging and beautiful decorations in the windows. 4 levels, we are spent 2 hours and still without any more do in detail! A child course with games, my 10 year old daughter liked it very much: each child leaves with his copy of dino tooth and a photo souvenir sent by mail! and all for free, in a modern and beautiful building. There is a café on site, but we have not tried.
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  • Is very cute for kids but nothing that ... The highlight is the price, because it's free. The hours are slightly reduced (10-17)
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  • *** Beware the museum is in french only! *** At first I was very sceptical. I thought that it might be targeted to a younger audience and just went there because a friend of mine was too curious. In the end I was happy I joined! The museum is mostly about animals (which are stuffed). The quality is amazing! In pictures, those animals really look as if they were real. Useful information is provided almost for each animal. The advantage over a zoo is, that the animals are shown very closely which enables the visitor to inspect every little detail of it. The museum is well structured and themed: National animals, exotique land animals, exotique aquatic animals and minerals. I'm not a fan of geology, but in this museum, even the minerals part was interesting. Worth a try!
  • Went there during the museums' night, just incredible!
  • This museum is open on Sunday, and the fee is free. My children always enjoy this museum. We love it. Coming every 2 months.
  • Basically very good museum on 4 massive floors. No entrance fee on top of that. Good projections too. Open 10 to 17:00 EXCEPT MONDAYS. That said, glass windows and exhibits start to have an old-fashioned look and would deserve a serious relooking! And DO NOT go there on Wednesdays and Sundays as the museum will be full of uneducated kids runing and screaming everywhere!
  • Great place to take kids too, free, open on Sundays, with a very good exhibition.
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