Geneva’s Natural History Museum has been our go-to museum on rainy days for the last 5 years! We have, over the years, pushed a sleeping baby around the exhibits here, watched our toddlers crawl/run/topple over and we have spent plenty of time running after them too!
What a wonderful museum this is! Set across 4 floors, the permanent exhibits include: local fauna, animals of the world and an extensive mineral collection.
Until January 2018, the Muséum d’Histoire Naturelle is continuing to celebrate its 50 year anniversary – Célébrons! 50 ans du Muséum à Malagnou. There are plenty more events scheduled, so do check their flyer!
The last temporary exhibition, which ran until March 2017, was the excellent «Dinosaurs». With several dinosaur skeletons to gawp at and a myriad of interactive activities, the MBFF team were absolutely enthralled! We even came away with the perfect “selfie with a scary dinosaur” souvenir, courtesy of the museum!
After «Dinosaurs», the museum is turning its attention to much smaller creature in May – ANTS! If you’d like to learn all about these fascinating little animals and experience a giant anthill, then free up a day between the 5th May 2017 and 7th January to come go and see «Fourmis»!
Your family visit
- The Muséum d’Histoire Naturelle often offers workshops for children on Wednesday afternoons from 14h to 16h30. Check the museum’s website for more details;
- The museum has a spacious café with good lunch options (no picnics allowed, but on a warm day, there is plenty of space for a picnic outside);
- There is also a great gift shop at the entrance; a great place to pick up some birthday presents, stickers, postcards or posters!
- There is a cloakroom and there are baby changing facilities.
Opening Hours: every day except Monday, 10h – 17h;
Closed: Mondays, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day
Price: FREE entrance to the permanent exhibition space! Temporary exhibitions have an entrance fee.
1 Route de Malagnou
Tel: +41 (0) 22 418 63 00
Parking: Villereuse Carpark (paying) is just next door, otherwise you may find some free parking on the adjacent streets