Wednesday, March 16, 2011

MuF visited the National Museum of Natural Sciences of Madrid (MNCN)

MuF visited the Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales today with children... a rainy day and we thought the Museum might be a nice visit... it was very successful with the kids and the grownups- we definitely advise a visit!!!

The National Museum of Natural Sciences of Madrid is a great place for kids and visiting students preparing for a paper on Natural Science. Those who enjoy the history of Natural Science will find the museum more than interesting. With almost 6 million species to be found, among the treasures are several dinosaurs some of which belonged to the original collection of 200 years. Founded originally by King Charles III in 1771, a great collector himself the museum has grown around his original pieces. The Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales has a very important collection of meteorites, a collection that dates back to the middle of the nineteenth century. Once upon a time there was an African pigmy in full dress, but he has since been taken away.

Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales
José Gutierrez Abascal 2 (just off the Paseo de la Castellana)
Tel: 91 411 13 28
Web: (nothing in English, but good pictures!)
Buses 7,12,14, 27,40,45, 147, 15
metro: Gregorio Marañón, Republica Argentina, Nuevos Ministerios, Rios Rosas

Visiting hours:
Tuesday to Friday from 10.00 to 18.00
Saturdays, 10:00 to 20:00 (except July and August from 10:00 to 15:00)
Sundays and holidays from 10.00 to 14.30.
The Museum is closed every Monday of the year, 1 and 6 January, 1 May and 25 December.

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