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  • Museums: National Museum of Natural History

    National Museum of Natural History, Havana . Cuba

    • Destination: Havana
    • Open: Daily
    • Address From: Calle Obispo No. 61, Plaza de Armas, Havana City. Cuba
    • Telephone: (537) 8639361
  • Description Museums: National Museum of Natural History, Havana . Cuba


    Thanks to its privileged location, in the Plaza de Armas, in the Old Havana, this institution inherited a Cuban tradition of the 18th century. It is characterized by an historical environment and an intense cultural and tourism life.

    The restaurant El Mirador de la Bahia is one of the most visited areas in the museum. Place at the top of the building, with a direct access to the ground floor, it gives a view of the beautiful panorama of the harbor and the Old Havana, while tasting an exquisite fast food.

    It opens Mondays through Sundays from 10:00 to 24:00. Reservations on the telephone number (537) 861 3652.

    The National Museum of Natural History present four exhibition: Inside the Museum; mammals, birds and reptiles from other parts of the world; History of the Earth, Cuban Life and Nature; beside an area of transitory exhibitions, the Almiquí show room, and the Colibrí games room.

    The representation of mammals, exotic birds and reptiles is an unforgettable experience, in an illuminated ambiance, with the natural sound of the animals. It is also attractive the form it is explained the origin of our planet, its dynamic and the fascinating adventure of life evolution.

    To those interested in knowing about the Cuba nature, it shows minerals and fossils of already extinguished plants and animals that once inhabited the Caribbean. It also has an ample representation of original animals from the Island.

    The Aboriginal World shop – cafeteria placed on the ground floor offers snacks and drinks, books and souvenirs in an ambiance resembling the life of the first inhabitants of Cuba.

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  • Areas of Natural Interest next to National Museum of Natural History
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  • National Museum of Natural History is located in Havana
  • Capital of Cuba and the country's administrative, political, cultural and scientific center, it is also the capital of two provinces: City of Havana and Havana. Though only around 280 square miles (727 square kilometers) in size-0.65 percent of the archipelago's total area.

    The Old Havana and system of forts led UNESCO to declare it a part of world heritage in 1982. Founded on its present site in 1519, the settlement of San Cristobal de La Habana prospered mainly due to its bay, which was a natural port of call for ships sailing to and from the New World. Starting in 1634, because of its strategic location, San Cristobal de La Habana was considered the key to the New World-as attested to by royal letters patent-and the main defense of the West Indies.

    The Cuban capital consists of an immense number of buildings in a wide range of architectural styles, built in the course of nearly five centuries. These styles range from the pre-baroque to the baroque, neo-Gothic, neoclassical, eclectic, art noveau and art-deco, to the modern.

    Alejo Carpentier, one of Cuba's most famous authors, called it "the city of columns" and focused attention on its streets, which he considered a perennially rich show of life, humanity and contrasts that was bound to entertain any observer.

    Over 14 kilometers of excellent beaches lie to the east of the Cuban capital. To the south, a green belt contributes to a healthful atmosphere.

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  • birdsofafeather1
    Review about Museums: National Museum of Natural History
    Awfull Very good
    Kay Regester

    Cubans value science!
    Worked hard with my hotel concierge to get private trip here with the Director of Archaelogy and his assistant who spoke English pretty well. This was in January 2017. They are working on the collections and everything wasn't available. But what was available was impressive! Geological history of Cuba and Caribbean. One specimen of prehistoric animal. A wall of bats! They teach evolution to school kids! Disappointing to me were the rather ratty old specimens of endemic birds. They also have specimens of Ivory-Billed Woodpecker, but these are under lock and key, thank goodness. An hour trip will do it, but very enjoyable and informative.

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    Review about Museums: National Museum of Natural History
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    Gilbet

    National Natural History Museum
    he National Natural History Museum was substantially reorganized in 1986, with a research in the fields of geology, paleontology, botany, and zoology. This formulation included clear statements on the responsibility of the Museum for the preservation and care of such collections in perpetuity, and on its unique potential for public education in environmental issues. It became probably the only institution with this profile in the Caribbean basin. The Museum's building is located facing the southern side of Plaza de Armas, near the Havana harbor. The Plaza and its immediate surroundings are a markedly historical environment, characterized by a beautiful central park, numerous museums, the provincial library, monuments, concert halls, bookstores, restaurants, coffee-shops, and old style hotels. Vehicle transit within the Plaza is not permitted, so visitors approaching the Museum by car or bus must walk about 1 or 2 hundred meters from a nearby parking space. It is the most important institution of its kind throughout the country because of its wide range of rich collections. There are rooms for Cuban flora and fauna and other regions of the planet, including valuable archeological, mammal, fossil and mineral samples, and informative materials about the evolution of the Earth. The National Natural History Museum engaged itself in a broad international scientific collaboration project, and has been able to make significant contributions by participating, not only in Cuba, but also in many countries of the Caribbean basin, in inventories of biodiversity, assessments of environmental impact, important paleontologic and paleogeographic research, and in multidisciplinary teams to set up new protected natural areas. Itinerant exhibits of Cuban Nature were set up in collaboration with other museums, and a wide program of public broadcast dedicated to environmental education have been undertaken by the staff.

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    Review about Museums: National Museum of Natural History
    Awfull Excellent
    William

    Very Interesting Museum
    The Museo Nacional de Historia Natural is filled with Cuban flora and fauna, and is to be found standing just across from the southern side of the Plaza de Armas, near to the harbourfront. Themed exhibits cover all manner of different aspects relating to natural history, such as archaeology, paleontology, anthropology, entomology and mineralogy. There are also numerous stuffed animals and birds displayed in glass cases.

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    Review about Museums: National Museum of Natural History
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    welby1

    “oh dear! ”
    erm..loads of bottles of dead animals and a large collection of snails - Stuffed animals galore but little information to support the exhibits - the toilets were dreadful.

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    Review about Museums: National Museum of Natural History
    Awfull Average
    Ramona J

    “Simple and easy to visit ”
    One large room with displays of the indigenous plants, animals, etc. Closes for an hour at noon. (entrance fee of 2 pesos and 5 more if you want to take a picture.)

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    Review about Museums: National Museum of Natural History
    Awfull Very good
    Mrs D D

    “loved it ”
    Last time I visited this place was back in 2007, but I remember every little detail. My favorite museum in town, they practically have a bit of everything..I love the rocks and butterflies collections. In from of it there are some good restaurants ..small businesses, but great food.

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    Review about Museums: National Museum of Natural History
    Awfull Very good
    Rafael C

    “Museum's Prior Life and Present ”
    So I grew up in Holguin and I will to share a little bit of background info on this Museum. Back in the day (1930's-1950's) this building was known as "El Liceo". It was kinda of a members only social club in Holguin. I know because my Grandfather used to be a Doctor in Holguin and I hear many stories... More 

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    Review about Museums: National Museum of Natural History
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    keesvk

    “If you missed much of Cuba's splendid nature ”
    There they were, the famous coloured snail shells. We met some locals in the Sierra Cristal trying to sell us this forbidden souvenir. But here we saw that what they presented there was fake. The real ones are far more delicate each with a unique print. Besides stuffed animals from all over the world many native species, we especially also... More