Senckenberg Natural History Museum (Naturmuseum Senckenberg), Frankfurt

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Say hello to Lucy, the replica skeleton of one of humanity's oldest ancestors, at Senckenberg Natural History Museum (Naturmuseum Senckenberg). Attracting nearly 400,000 visitors each year, this is one of Germany's finest natural history museums. You'll see remains of prehistoric, extinct, and rare animals. Don't miss the fossilized Edmontosaurus, complete with incredibly rare skin imprints. Massive skeletons and lifelike models are spread out throughout the complex. Check the website for special events, temporary exhibitions, and guided tours. Add Senckenberg Natural History Museum (Naturmuseum Senckenberg) to your Frankfurt travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Frankfurt road trip planner.
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  • Both as a couple with children, the Museum is always a trip worth! The leadership for children was very exciting even for adults and well directed. Without a guide, you can spend hours there and has seen everything always!
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  • Definitely recommended with very many different area. For all age groups and a small Bistro.
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  • A lot of animals and plants, fossils, etc. Detailed descriptions is really fun! Great especially for children, are some interactive stations.
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  • Great collection, presented in a classic, logical way. There are few signs/explanations in English, but this is not much of a problem because the collection is presented very clear. The insect and mollusc collection is presented with lots of drawings to clarify the functional anatomy of the different exhibits. The bird collection is a classic long row of cabinets, which I love. The dinosaurs are amazing, and the subcollection of dinosaur birds and marine animals is superb. It's a very nice visit for both adults and children.
  • This is an amazing museum and you simply have to bring your child, teenager or yourself here at least once! The museum is giant and so you won´t make it through it all on only one day. Everything there is simply amazing and I remember loving it as a child!
  • Nice exhibitions (although some a little outdated), but most of it is just in German. How hard can it be to at least translate all name tags? The acoustics is also terrible; a few otherwise just playful kids is enough to leave you with a splitting headache. Most dinosaurs are plaster copies.
  • Family loved this place and I did too! A must visit when here for a stay. Fascinated by the many different Elephant ancestors. Lots of Dinosaur skellingtons. A big thumbs up for the curators. Go visit you will like it.
  • A very comprehensive and exquisitely tailored museum with highly detailed and informative exhibits on the history of man and nature. The various categories include paleontology, taxidermy, anatomy, astronomy, geology, botany, and diverse dioramas among others. The largest draws however are the dinosaur exhibits. There is also a petite movie theater showing short informative videos at regular intervals. For the weary there is a rest stop with refreshments available at surprisingly cheap prices. For those willing to loosen the purse strings, there is a slightly more premium restaurant available as well. All in all this is a good destination for a whole day family outing, with a thorough tour of the entire premises lasting around six hours, and with something available for everyone.
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