National Museum of Niger (Musee National du Niger), Niamey

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Explore Niger's culture and history at National Museum of Niger (Musee National du Niger), exhibiting a wide variety of artifacts from skeletons of dinosaur super-crocs to traditional tents with colorful patterns. Founded in 1959, this sprawling museum includes a small zoo, and features a number of Hausa-style pastel pavilions displaying traditional dresses, dwellings, and tools. See Niger in miniature and learn how to differentiate between its diverse ethnic groups. You'll also discover the history of the Sahara, when it was much greener than today. An art gallery hosts contemporary exhibits. Before you head to Niamey, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Niamey trip maker, to make sure you see all that Niamey has to offer, including National Museum of Niger (Musee National du Niger).
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  • We went to the museum because of the MUST SEE review...and that there was NOTHING else to do before our night flight. We enjoyed seeing the various animals from Niger & the museum buildings...  more »
  • As there is nothing to do in Niamey, this elevates the museum/zoo to the level of MUST SEE. But seriously- it’s pretty wretched. Gives you a way to spend 1.5 hours outside on a Sunday, watching the...  more »
  • You get to be very close to the animals, which is nice. But, the animals are cared for a little differently than in the States. It would be great to see the animal's well being thought about more. It is just a little different that what I am accustomed to. Everyone seemed to be enjoying themselves and it wasn't too crowded. There was a little market that you can purchase souvenirs from too.
  • The fossils are cool, but they are kept in the worst condition possible. This museum is also operating a small zoo, but the poor animals are not getting the treatment that they need. They should be released in the wild.

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