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Founded in the mid 19th century, the Museum of Natural History is truly the memory of Mediterranean Nature, and creates a better understanding of regional biodiversity.
60 bd Risso - 06300 NICE
Tel.: +33(0)4 97 13 46 80

Opening hours: 11:00-18:00 (23/06-15/10 : 10:00-18:00)
Annual closing: 01/01, Pâques, 01/05, 25/12
Weekly closing: Monday all day,
A heritage to serve environment protection, rich in more than a million specimens (botanic, zoology and geology).
The permanent exhibit «Over Hill and Dale: Biodiversity of the Alpes Maritimes»
is presented as a walk through the incredible biodiversity of our region, already
known for the beauty of its landscapes. It is a rich but fragile natural treasure that
includes mammals (wolves, deer, wild boars, chamois, etc.); birds (predatory, wading,
passerine, etc.); and reptiles and insects. Closed on monday.

The museum, created in the middle of the 19th century, possesses a patrimony of immense richness, which enhances our knowledge of regional biodiversity: exhibitions, tours and various events disseminate this knowledge. A grand exhibition hall presents a fascinating world peopled with strange creatures, giant
squids, outsized jellyfish…
Guided tour: Groups: by appointment :
Tel.:33 (0)4 97 13 46 96.

The + French Riviera Pass
Free access

Language(s) spoken:
  • French
Payment methods:
  • Credit card
  • Cheques
  • Holiday vouchers
  • Cash
Equipment and services:
  • Public car-park in proximity
  • Acropolis