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Museum of Natural History (Museum d'Histoire naturelle)

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Address: route de Malagnou 1, Geneva 1208, Switzerland
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best free thing in Geneva

Beats walking around the water jet. A bit further away from the town centre but worth a visit if you have kids.

Reviewed 15 December 2015
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Geneva
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Reviewed 15 December 2015 via mobile

Went with a friend and 2 9 year old boys and 2 13 year old girls, and none of us were amused. It's great on a cold rainy day, or if you have very little children who will be amazed by all the stuffed animals. It has potential to improve, it seems a bit neglected for now!

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Reviewed 15 December 2015

Beats walking around the water jet. A bit further away from the town centre but worth a visit if you have kids.

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Geneva, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 November 2015

We came here for a family outing with our 1 year old and 3 year old, and while we as parents would enjoy it we found the museum not very child friendly -- no activities for younger children, no play area for when the little ones get bored. I'd definitely come back in 5 years time though

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Warsaw, Poland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 November 2015

Maybe this museum is more for children than for adults, but still, the collection of animals, minerals, the astronomy section, and the rest of activities are good, very good in fact. Very interactive, free entrance, good shop, and nice staff.

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Geneva, Switzerland
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Reviewed 7 November 2015

Ok this is nowhere near in the league of London's Natural History Museum but such a small City like Geneva I think it pulls its weight decently. A great day out for children in particular.

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Reviewed 6 November 2015 via mobile

Nice place to pass the time with the children. Worth it because the children can learn things that are interestring for them.

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Prague, Czech Republic
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Reviewed 29 October 2015

The museum was on of the most beautiful of Natural History I have ever seen. The animals are shown in its natural habitat. You can even see a living two headed turtle inside! A big downside is that everything is written only in French...but still it is worth looking at the exhibitions.

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Geneva, Switzerland
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Reviewed 15 October 2015

Highly recommended to children, educative and fun. AAlso the museum is free. When raining outside, this the place for a family.

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Reviewed 7 October 2015

I wasn't overjoyed at this museum, if you compare it to the National History museum in London.... It has nothing on that. However, it was an enjoyable visit for the children I work with.

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Reviewed 29 September 2015

free and so good!! totally worth a visit! staff are really friendly and there is lots of look at! so impressed

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