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Museum fur Naturkunde (Natural History Museum)

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Address: Invalidenstr. 43, 10115 Berlin, Germany
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+49 30 20938591
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Tue - Fri 09:30 - 18:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

Welcome to the Museum für Naturkunde in Berlin. Comprising over 30 million...

Welcome to the Museum für Naturkunde in Berlin. Comprising over 30 million collection items, an exhibition area of over 7,000 square metres and a Research Department, the Museum für Naturkunde is the largest German natural history museum. On a global scale, it is among the top five natural history museums. It was founded in 1810.Some of the exhibition highlights include the "Fossil Mona Lisa" one of the only 11 finds of the primeval bid Archaeopteryx, the 13,27-metre tall skeleton of Brachiosaurus which is the tallest mounted dinosaur skeleton worldwide, our Biodiversity wall and many more storytelling objects like original items collected by Alexander von or a piece of pitchblende in which the element uranium was discovered.

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Excellent museum with fantastic dinosaur exhibits

The first thing you see on entering the museum is a huge brontasurus, even larger than in London. The lighting and detailed signs (often with English) are excellent. There is s... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Northumberland, United Kingdom
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Northumberland, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The first thing you see on entering the museum is a huge brontasurus, even larger than in London. The lighting and detailed signs (often with English) are excellent. There is s superb specimen of a T Rex skeleton displayed with dramatic lighting and interactive signs. This si a modern state of the art museum with many interactive signs and some... More 

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Darwin, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Would be a good outing for families as there is lots to see.The museum features heaps of different exhibits.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Dinosaurs. What more do you need? If you do need more the museum has many other brilliant sections: geology, zoology and recently a great section celebrating the 60th anniversary of the discovery of the structure of DNA. It's a great museum to bring children and a good option for a rainy day with a family.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great place for children and adult. From ancient to now creatures with sufficient information with a nice and cosy planetarium.

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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went there this afternoon My seven year old daughter really enjoyed the museum. It's not big but worth the visit.

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Frankfurt, Germany
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is nice to see the dinosaurs and stuffed animals. Also basical facts about our nature are explained in German and English language. The museum is children friendly, you have enough sanitary spaces, a museum cafe and a souvenir shop attached.I found it a bit disappointing that the two upper floors were locked. So the museum looks more extensive than... More 

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Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

A really nice museum with a very interesting exhibition. Usually visited by families. If you do't mind children, it's worth it.

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Odessa, Ukraine
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2017

There is there a huge dinosaur exhibition which was found recently in Mexico i think, really an estonishing thing Also i liked those frozen sea species exhibition -all in all a cool place for kids to learn about the nature, earth and space

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Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

I went to see Tristan the T Rex, one of not many full specimens the world has found. Oh how small you feel. Several other dinosaurs are there too. If you like gem stones there is a huge collection numbering in the thousands. Great for the kids as there are thousands of stuffed animals to see, old and new. Miss... More 

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 17 April 2017

Dinosaurs and planets. Also stuffed dead animals. Solar system show is worth doing. €9 for a 'small family'.

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