Museo de Ciencias Naturales, Caracas

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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. By using our Caracas trip itinerary maker site , you can arrange your visit to Museo de Ciencias Naturales and other attractions in Caracas.
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  • It is a clean museum. Location is also good. It will take an hour to look around at easy pace with the kids.  more »
  • The museum was recently restored. It looks way better now. The kids love it. I think it is a must destination when you have young kids.  more »
  • Child and on many occasions led me to the Plaza Morelos, place where both museums: Museum of fine arts and Museum of natural sciences, then I had to take my children and I hope to take my grandchildren to this belliiisimo place. A curious fact, while Israel and Washington in the Holocaust museums, could know that one of the architects of these museums conocidisimos James Ingo, also participated in the construction of museums in Caracas.
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  • It's great... Beautiful, clean, well maintained, great variety of samples, rooms well designed exhibitions, with allusive decorations very creative and well done, super friendly staff and free entrance. Although it was inaugurated on 24 July of the year 1940 (already has 77 years) the truth continues to be an excellent venue for knowledge and entertainment. We spend more than 2 hours watching from here and there, through its surroundings and its gardens at the entrance (feeding the squirrels) pleasant visit. It is recommended to go with children.
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  • Ideal place to get to know as a tourist. There is much material archaeological and scientific in this place. I recommend you to visit
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  • An important part of my childhood... Place of visit for parents and children. In children they arouse curiosity and interest in nature. East great care and attention to the great public. It has good guides. Recommended 100%
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  • It is very beautiful. And they are always renewing... I love it
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  • Very good for children
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