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Bonaire Museum of Natural History

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Small but Great History

If you are a big artifact person, you will be disappointed. If you are a history buff, this will be... read more

Reviewed 31 August 2018
Lindsay L
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Houston, Texas
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Impressive small museum that probably was built on a shoe string'

Charlotte and I rented a car to visit Washington Park. After the drive over the hill thru the tiny... read more

Reviewed 21 January 2017
UNCLEJ2XS
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Erwin, Tennessee
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30 Aug 2018
“Small but Great History”
16 May 2018
“Local History Museum”
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The Bonaire Museum of Natural History is situated in a beautiful town house, dating back to 1885 and once owned by an influential plantation family. The museum shows some of the highlights of Bonaire like flora and fauna, old tools, ancient indian...more
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Reviewed 31 August 2018 via mobile

If you are a big artifact person, you will be disappointed. If you are a history buff, this will be right up your alley. The building is a tiny, two story home nestled smack in the middle of apartments and shops near the shoreline. First...More

Thank Lindsay L
Reviewed 16 May 2018

Did you know that in WWII there was an American base in Bonaire to watch out for German Submarines which were blowing in oil tankers? How about these islands role in the slave trade? While it is small, it is huge in the history of...More

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Reviewed 26 April 2018

This is a tiny former home, filled with artifacts, turtle shells, pictures, fishing gear, etc. But it's not well organized and most of the displays have very brief descriptions (if any). In Caribbean terms, it's interesting. Please be aware that the museum's hours may not...More

Thank Linda R
Arjen v, Eigenaar at Bonaire Museum of Natural History, responded to this reviewResponded 27 April 2018

Hi Linda, thanks for your review! The museum is indeed still in the process of getting more descriptions for all the pieces on display, as well as more things to show and a better storyline. In your opinion, what would the museum need the most...More

Reviewed 27 October 2017

Must place to visit when you are on Bonaire to learn about local history and culture. Don't forget to take discount coupons before your visit.

Thank Windy_Al
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Take the tour if you can which brings the museum to life. Started by a brilliant young grad student with endless curiosity and plans. A very impressive project.

Thank Tess2010Seattle
Reviewed 21 January 2017

Charlotte and I rented a car to visit Washington Park. After the drive over the hill thru the tiny town of Rincon we found the park was closed. TAKE MY ADVICE, CALL THE PARK BEFORE YOU MAKE THE DRIVE. Do not rely on the front...More

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