Muséum d'Histoire Naturelle, Geneva

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Natural History 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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  • With young kids, we cannot find a better place to entertain kids (and parents) without any entrance fees. The museum is organized by floor and each floor is fairly large and has a theme. The collectio...  more »
  • I visited this Museum (free) in Geneva in an afternoon off from work. The musueo is subdivided over three floors with different setting (from purely local to more exotic ones). Many reproductions of animals in their environment. Very siggestivo especially in parts. Certainly very interesting for kids but also for adults. A complete tour takes a long time (I would say more than 2 hours) but you can also just visit the parts of interest. It is possible to eat in the cafeteria of the Museum and there is a Souvenir shop.
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  • The first good news about this Museum, it's free, which is not negligible. The Museum is really great, with very many stuffed animals and a lot of explanations. I still regret the somewhat dated appearance of the staging, but it didn't bother the children who were the main interest in this visit. Note the presence of a locker room which is nice.
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  • Nice place with perfect expositions. Children should be happy visiting this place. Necative-cafe... it's ok, but it can be much better at place like this.
  • Preserved animals from around the world are exhibited in this museum. There is no ticket fee to enter the museum. It is good place to bring your kids to learn many kinds of animals.
  • Entrance free. Very good experience. Perfect to go at with kids.
  • *** 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!
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