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Museum of Natural History (Museum d'Histoire naturelle)

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Closed Now: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Open today: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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amazing museum for kids and adults

Not many things are open on Sunday's in Geneva for a bizarre reason, however this museum is open... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Great for small children on a cold day

Children enjoyed the interactive elements of the museum and were very impressed by the large... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Effingham, United Kingdom
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All reviews stuffed animals rainy day headed turtle dead animals english explanations free entry top floor kids and adults huge collection several floors worth a visit on display great place to visit dinosaurs species minerals french
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Not many things are open on Sunday's in Geneva for a bizarre reason, however this museum is open and free. We went with our 2 and 5 year old. It was a really cool museum with 4 floors. There is also a small cafeteria to...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank KristinShtulbe
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Children enjoyed the interactive elements of the museum and were very impressed by the large mammals display. The cafe serves great coffee and a small selection of snacks and pastries. It is handy that the car park is right next door to the museum.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank MarieEClaire
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The museum is perfectly designed for children. Ours are aged 5 and 7, they loved looking at all the installations and there were a lot of specimens (many were models rather than specimens) that tied in to what they have been learning at school which...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Rhiannon C
Reviewed 13 February 2019 via mobile

Definitely meant more for kids than adults. Do not expect a museum like the natural history museums in DC or NY or you will disappointed.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank RonDC64
Reviewed 12 December 2018

This is a very interesting museum. The good thing about Natural History museums is that they are all a little bit different. It is not in the same class as the one in New York, but still worth a visit.

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 31 October 2018 via mobile

Great program for a rainy day, amazing exhibitions, excellent with kids. Take yr time and don’t rush; enjoy!

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank renibali
Reviewed 3 October 2018

The museum itself is really nice and well done. The kids enjoy it. But if they could do something with the quality of the food in the cafeteria, would be nice... Actually, what they offer to eat to the kids is not eatable... The museum...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank LuiJI_2002
Reviewed 26 September 2018

Free to the public. We went on a weekday and it was virtually empty. Every floor is dedicated to a different type of animals. It's a great way to spend a few hours of free entertainment.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank NAPtionalChampion
Reviewed 2 September 2018

I didn't think I would enjoy this museum as much as I did. In fact we visited twice because there were some parts we didn't manage to look properly. There is a vast collection of minerals and stones which are amazing. Birds, fish, reptiles, mammals...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank sh50
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

Took two children here on a miserable day during the school holiday . The boys aged 2 and 5 were very interested! The displays were fantastic and plenty for them to see- even the cafe was child friendly! A great place on a wet day!

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank kaths375
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