National Museum of Natural Sciences

Price guide: Budget

Calle Jose Gutierrez Abascal 2, Madrid, 28006

Price guide: Budget

National Museum of Natural Sciences
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Expert overall rating:4.5 out of 5
Value for money:
4.9
4.9
Recommended for:
Culture vultures, Families with teenagers, Families with younger children, First-time travellers, Mature travellers, Education, History, Nature / wildlife

Expert review of National Museum of Natural Sciences

See dinosaur skeletons and a scary giant squid in this dynamic museum.

Housed in a striking late-19th century building, decorated with ceramics and coloured bricks, the museum brings natural science to life with lots of interactive exhibits. The Mediterranean Nature and Civilisation section charts how different species developed in the region. The dinosaur skeletons are in the Minerals, Fossils and Human Evolution area. Displays include a megathere, a giant sloth which was found in Argentina and is believed to be 1.8 million years old. The latest addition is a whale skeleton, which is 21 metres long and weighs 2,500 kilos. The whale was beached in Marbella in 2008.  There is also a large collection of meteorites. A few temporary exhibitions are usually running as well.  

Price advice: 

Adult admission 5 euros. 2.50 euros for 4-14 year olds and concessions.

More information on National Museum of Natural Sciences:

Price guide:
Budget
Type:
Museum
Address:
Calle Jose Gutierrez Abascal 2, Madrid, 28006
Telephone:
91 411 1328
Website:
http://www.mncn.csic.es
Months open:
All year round
Opening times:
Tue-Fri 10am-6pm, Sat 10am-8pm (10am-3pm in July & Aug), Sun & holidays 10am-2.30pm.
Indoor/outdoor?:
Indoor
Free tags / Keywords:
History, Rainy days

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