The facade of the Natural Science museum.

Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales


The Museum of Natural Sciences is a favourite for families, with permanent exhibitions including dinosaur skeletons, rocks and minerals, and fossils of animals large and small. Visitors can also see displays on human evolution and biodiversity. The collection has existed for more than 200 years, making it one of the oldest of its kind in the world.

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