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Zoological Museum

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Free and full of fun

Free entrance, great deal for a rainy day, impressive collection of animals, birds, reptiles... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Zurich, Switzerland
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Truly great !

A gem for families. I even found it to be as entertaining for little ones as the zoo. If I could... read more

Reviewed 5 January 2019
Zurich, Switzerland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Free entrance, great deal for a rainy day, impressive collection of animals, birds, reptiles... some hands-on experiences for older kids (like microscopes etc). Parking available nearby

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank KatyaDelsman
Reviewed 5 January 2019 via mobile

A gem for families. I even found it to be as entertaining for little ones as the zoo. If I could make a suggestion, it would be to update the opening times/days page. Sadly the page stated that the museum was open on the 24.12...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank PinkLemonade_1980
Reviewed 29 December 2018

We discovered this museum after a local suggested it and it was great. Access is super easy from Zurich. Just take the little cable train and a few minutes later you are at the museum. Free entry was also a pleasant surprise. The are plenty...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank AgentAC
Reviewed 26 December 2018

Love this museum, great insight into the beautiful animal world. Also much advised when visiting with children / school classes

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank HealthTravels
Reviewed 18 October 2018

I enjoyed this museum. It's not the best or the biggest but it's still very enjoyable with lots of great exhibits! Plus, it's free, which is great! Children & adults need to have access regardless of their Socio-Economic-Status. Most museums have a cost in Zurich.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Backpacker_0905
Reviewed 22 August 2018

When I asked why all of the signage was only in German when the language of science in Europe is now English, she said, "It is only for Germans." I found that curious. The exhibits were probably great for children as long as they could...More

Date of experience: July 2018
4  Thank NoPegasus
Reviewed 17 August 2018

Situated on the grounds of the University of Zürich, on the eastern edge of Zurich’s Old Town, this museum houses a wide-ranging collection of almost 10,00,000 amphibians, birds, insects, reptiles, mammals and mollusks gathered since the 1600s. The museum is spread over two floors; native...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank EktaN29
Reviewed 21 June 2018

Great place with lots of cool and interesting stuffed animals. Very interesting and the free entrance only makes it even better.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank duckman495
Reviewed 27 May 2018

A really great collection of taxidermy specimens! Lots of fun to look around, although most labels are only in German. Luckily, the labels were the German name and the Latin name, which helped. My only problem (and this isn't their fault) was that this museum...More

Date of experience: May 2018
2  Thank Heather R
Reviewed 12 May 2018

This is a very nice natural history museum - modern and well presented, with interesting displays and interesting specimens and species. It is free to boot. My only complaint is that there is not much of it - it is a small natural history museum...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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