Museo de Ciencias Naturales, Caracas

3.5
#7 of 14 in Museums in Caracas
Natural History Museum Museum
Built in 1875 as a way of introducing science to the Venezuelan populace, Museo de Ciencias Naturales ranks as the oldest museum in the country. Explore the displays on wide-ranging and ever-changing topics, drawing from a collection of 200,000 heritage pieces. Expect to see exhibits on ethnography, anthropology, archaeology, and paleontology. While some guided tours are in English, be sure to pack a phrase book just in case. Make Museo de Ciencias Naturales a centerpiece of your Caracas vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Caracas itinerary builder.
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  • The museum is clean, and located in a place that is much better than expected. The showrooms are very limited though. Not much to see. It may take you one hour to look everything around. however, ther...  more »
  • If you visit the Museo de Bellas Artes be sure to visit this one as well which stands proudly in front of the inner circular plaza. (Either way if you visit one then visit the other. The architecture ...  more »
  • But there wasn't much to see after 15-20 minutes in the museum. Still it's a safe bet if you want to distract yourself.  more »
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  • In this Museum, unlike the other stuffed animals, bones of extinct animals, and other similar are displayed in beautiful way. It is fantastic!
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  • It is a good choice to visit something different and iconic in Caracas. It has different spaces that allow to enjoy different natural, artificial or technological parts (all referred to science). They have caregivers in almost all areas, though they don't offer you guide unless you request with advance notice at the entrance.
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  • A site that must visit. It has several rooms where different topics are displayed. Good location.
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  • Missing mantenimientdo for the urban planning of the area value
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  • Definitely a total learning in technological history room
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