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Zoological Museum

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Address: Karl-Schmid-Strasse 4, Zurich 8006, Switzerland
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+41 44 634 38 38

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A nice small museum to spend a couple of hours. It is not in the league of the big European natural history museums but is still very informative and entertaining. There is a nice... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Tel Aviv District, Israel
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Tel Aviv District, Israel
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10 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A nice small museum to spend a couple of hours. It is not in the league of the big European natural history museums but is still very informative and entertaining. There is a nice taxidermic collection and a variety of interactive information screens and activities. Very enjoyable for both children and adult animal lovers.

Thank Demartsev
Scunthorpe, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was raining, we had our traveller backpacks and we needed somewhere to hang to kill time so where better than a museum! With a Zurich Card the museum is free entry and there is also a cloakroom for your bags. The museum itself was a busy atmosphere with a strong collection of dinosaurs, ice age, water and land based... More 

Thank Efthymia91
Zurich, Switzerland
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30 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Part of the main building of the University of Zürich, conveniently located and reachable by public transport. I regularly come here on rainy weekends with my kids. There is a variety of mounted specimen to look at, plus a lot of educational material for kids and parents as well. And it is free. In Zürich. I am not joking: you... More 

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

A steep but brief climb from Zurich Altstadt we found this great museum with a good mix of traditional and interactive exhibits which kept 8 and 12 yr old engaged for a couple of hours as well as Mum and Dad. Some stunning fossil exhibits. Handy picnic area and a small gift shop.

Thank chri571
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74 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2017

Quite small but very serviceable Zoological museum. Exhibits were good, lots of animals, signs were in German (obviously). Hardly any of the fossils had estimated ages on, which was a shame.

Thank Giles B
Winterthur, Switzerland
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104 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2017

we were here with our grandson (10) and had a great and interesting stay: lots to explore, do, see very interesting short films in a cinema room, microscopes etc. And we were not alone: tons of families were there, seems to be an insider's tip for families....

Thank Chrigel2014
Lisbon, Portugal
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55 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2017

I visited here alone and needed only 30 minutes to walk around and see everything. I didn't go into any exhibitions but I would like to return for one. The museum is clean, well presented, well lit and the cases and quality of the furnishings and equipment is of a good quality. There is a vending machine for drinks including... More 

Thank Hippypop
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Reviewed 26 December 2016

This museum is so well-recognized and it has a lot of valuable fossils through out the Earth history. Great for everyone from all ages to enjoy. And most importantly, it is free to all.

Thank Minh Duc P
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115 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

This museum is educational for all ages, broad in its exposition covering all continents and free to visit. Excellent and highly recommended!

Thank Gauttle
Canberra, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016

This is a lovely well-curated and free museum at the University of Zurich, easily reached by a pleasant walk or no. 30 tram from Zentral. Great activities for all, and excellent exhibitions. The University has lovely grounds. Plenty for children to do. Happy atmosphere when I visited. Obviously a popular place for locals (with/without children). Very appealing. Perfect for a... More 

Thank Fionayael

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