I'd Natural Her History... What?
Is there a Museum of Natural History in every large city of importance?
It feels like it. Doesn't it?
Is it some sort of right of passage?
Will all the other big cities in the world not take you seriously unless you have a Natural History Museum, a Contemporary Art Museum, and a Zoo?
I know I'm not impressed with an up-and-coming urban locale if it doesn't have "the big 3". But that might just be me.
Anyway. I had a damn good time at Vienna's Naturhistorisches Museum.
We saw a ton of stuffed animals (not the toy kind), some cool exhibits on human evolution, and the Venus of Willendorf, a 4-inch tall statue made about 30,000 years ago that is one of the first figurines based on the female figure.
It's a super interesting time, and I'd definitely recommend it if you ever find yourself in Austria.