We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales

Features Animals
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Neighbourhoods
Neighbourhoods
Get directions
Address: Calle Jose Gutierrez Abascal 2, 28006 Madrid, Spain
Phone Number:
+34 914 11 13 28
Website
Description:

The National Museum of Natural Sciencies: a unique place in Madrid. From...

The National Museum of Natural Sciencies: a unique place in Madrid. From December 2010 new exhibits of Geology, Zoology, Paleontology and Human Evolution are on display. It is worth a visit!

read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 378 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 7
    Excellent
  • 12
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Full of stuffed animals

I came in here waiting to get into my hotel bedroom.Can't say I was very impressed.Lots of stuffed animals and skeletons.There is an exhibition on the oceans for which you have to... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
wingate
,
London, United Kingdom
Add Photo Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50

378 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 40: English reviews
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
1,062 reviews
762 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 601 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I came in here waiting to get into my hotel bedroom.Can't say I was very impressed.Lots of stuffed animals and skeletons.There is an exhibition on the oceans for which you have to pay extra.However looking down on it from the first floor it didn't seem that impressive.Some of the descriptions have English translations.Needs to be brought up to date.

Helpful?
Thank wingate
Community of Madrid, Spain
Level Contributor
50 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2017

This is a decent museum to check out if you need to kill an hour or two, but don't expect a grandiose museum to spend hours exploring. There are some interesting collections, but for the price and for the small amount of time it takes to walk through the museum, I think there are more interesting places to visit in... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank RyokoRyokoSan
United Kingdom
Level Contributor
1,681 reviews
1,152 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2,120 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017

At the time of my visit part of the museum was closed for refurbishments. Maybe they should had reduced the price of admission as compensation. From the outside this looks like a big museum but it is in two parts with a college in the middle. I purchased my ticket from a ticket terminal rather than line up at the... More 

Helpful?
2 Thank PrestonGuild
Kingston, NY
Level Contributor
267 reviews
70 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2016

I am a big fan of museums but was disappointed by what I thought would be a grand exhibit. If you have been to the American Museum of Natural History in NYC this museum is bound to be unimpressive. I think they can do a much better job to represent what is billed as national attraction. Not worth the time... More 

Helpful?
Thank AJS-NY
Doha, Qatar
Level Contributor
12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Very informative experience The place is well organized and has a lot of well preserved animals' & birds' species Also skeletons of dinosaurs and demos of the ancient mandx I advise every one to visit

Helpful?
Thank Raafat_alkharashi
Southampton, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
41 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2016

This is a museum which is in two halves, so make sure that you go into BOTH areas (entrances about 200m apart). From fossils/prehistoric animals through to sharks/whales and birds, all very well displayed/laid out. The details are listed in Spanish, with about 10% having an English translation. Kids would love it

Helpful?
Thank Jo G
Level Contributor
38 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

Quite small compared to other museums, but the exhibition on biodiversity was right up to date and clearly explained in Spanish and English, covering evolution, climate change and biodiversity. Lots of diagrams and skeletons to illustrate the explanations

Helpful?
Thank Richard N
Madrid, Spain
Level Contributor
32 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

If you have been to the London National History Museum don't even bother. The museum is small, unfriendly and they clearly do not want children around. It is not worthy of a capital city. Save yourself the money.

Helpful?
2 Thank Cristina R
Denver, Colorado
Level Contributor
24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

It's just not good. My kids were 8 and 5 and quickly went thru the exhibits. I, too, was bored. Plus it is expensive (7E adult 3? Kid) and doesn't have it's own cafeteria (there is a sidewalk place outside but in the summer heat- no one wants to sit there!!) I went later to the Museo de Arqueologia without... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Ellie P
Mississauga, Canada
Level Contributor
37 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 July 2016

First, it's confusing. Some signage in any language would help find the front door. As you face the building, the entrance is on the front at the left side, the school is in the middle, and the 2nd part of the museum is on the right. But you have to buy your tickets on the left side. The displays were... More 

Helpful?
Thank CarolynClink

Travellers who viewed Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales also viewed

Madrid, Community of Madrid
Madrid, Community of Madrid
 
Madrid, Community of Madrid
 

Been to Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales? Share your experiences!

Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales and other visitors
4 questions
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?