Muséum d'Histoire Naturelle, Geneva

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Natural History Museum Museum
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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  • A nice museum to visit at give the kids an opportunity to observe and discover the animal kingdom. The organization is adequate and the variety of animals respectable.  more »
  • We visit this museum regularly, me and my son who is now 6. There is free admission and you can walk either fast or slow through the different floors. Nice activity with children.  more »
  • The museum is free to enter and has extensive displays of stuffed animals set out by region eg Africa and by type- carnivores, rodents, fish etc. There is signage and information including a reasonabl...  more »
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  • This was a great place to take the kids or even just adults! They had three floors with many nice exhibits. The exhibits are of animals that are native to Europe, exotic animals, birds and fish, as well as a dinosaur exhibit, ocean creatures exhibit and a gem and mineral exhibit. There was an elevator for anyone with mobility issues and also a small cafe in the museum that was open for lunch. Best of all, it was free to get into the museum! Definitely recommended if you are in Geneva.
  • Really nice natural history museum, its a bit out of the way of central Geneva but well worth the tram ride or walk. The permanent exhibitions are always very interesting and detailed with a lot of info in both French, English and possibly German (can't really remember). At the moment the dinosaur exhibition is a must see!
  • An amazing place to spend the day alone or with friends and family. The museum recently added some very impressive dinosaurs fossils, and its always fun to meet the museum's live two headed turtle.
  • Wonderful collection of well appointed and contemporary styled displays. The bright coloured backgrounds and effective lighting make this place a joy to visit, even if you can't read the descriptions. Free to visit, worth spending an hour or two. Especially joyous during the weekdays when it's not busy.
  • Wide range of animals and a very nice dinosaur exhibition game. Was sad that the Primates were replicas. Nice evolutionary focus. Unfortunately the place is full of kids running around and screaming, in the morning at least.

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Where to stay in Geneva

In the elegant city of Geneva, a little shuteye doesn't come cheap. A number of relatively expensive hotels surround the lakefront, a prime location for visitors here; note that these tend to fill up for conferences and trade shows, so plan accordingly. More budget-minded travelers can look into options closer to the airport, which is a quick 15-minute ride on public transport into the city. While there a very few family-owned guesthouses and hotels, there are a handful of hostels--though these too are priced pretty steep. You can also find more affordable options in the outlying cities of Annemasse and Gaillard.
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