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Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales

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Address: Calle Jose Gutierrez Abascal 2, 28006 Madrid, Spain
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+34 914 11 13 28

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!

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Visita interesante si vas con niños / Interensting place if you go with children

Mucho animal disecado, poco organizado y visita poco interactiva. No merece mucho la pena a no ser que vayas con niños. Para ellos puede ser interesante y divertido, sobre todo la... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Madrid, Spain
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Madrid, Spain
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18 reviews
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Mucho animal disecado, poco organizado y visita poco interactiva. No merece mucho la pena a no ser que vayas con niños. Para ellos puede ser interesante y divertido, sobre todo la parte de dinosaurios. A lot of stuffed animal, little organization of stuff and little interactive visit. No much worth unless you go with children. Kids can enjoy it, especially... More 

Thank MartinoCQ
London, United Kingdom
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1,065 reviews
764 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 601 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 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.

Thank wingate
Community of Madrid, Spain
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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 

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United Kingdom
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1,683 reviews
1,153 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2,123 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 

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Kingston, NY
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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 

Thank AJS-NY
Doha, Qatar
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12 reviews
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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

Thank Raafat_alkharashi
Southampton, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
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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

Thank Jo G
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38 reviews
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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

Thank Richard N
Madrid, Spain
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32 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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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.

2 Thank Cristina R
Denver, Colorado
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24 reviews
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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 

1 Thank Ellie P

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