Museum of Natural History

Member Rating 1 out of 5 by xine on June 26, 2001

This is the place to go if you're into moth-eaten stuffed animals or if you have kids who are fascinated by animal displays. I wasn't terribly impressed with this museum and did a quick tour of the floors to see what it had to offer (which wasn't much). Mammals and birds are on the first two floors, but then there are also displays of various mollusks and water creatures. There was also a dinosaur skeleton (although I'm not even sure it was real) on the 3rd floor. The natural history museum also has a collection of minerals and a special display on the top floor of rocks, minerals, etc. relevant to Switzerland.

There is currently a special exhibit on Mars going on, but after touring the rest of the museum, I didn't know that it'd be worth my while.

I would recommend this museum only if you've exhausted every other museum in Geneva or need shelter from the rain. If you have small children, they would probably enjoy this museum, but adults will be bored.

There is a small fee for admission to the special exhibits, but general admission is free for all. Open 9:30 am to 5:00 pm Tuesday to Sunday. For the most part, displays are all in French.

Muséum d'Histoire Naturelle
1, route de Malagnou
Geneva, Switzerland, 1208
+41 22 418 63 00

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