Natural History Museum

Museum für Naturkunde

Invalidenstraße 43, Berlin, 10115
Admission: EUR 6
Wheelchair Access
Good for Kids
 

Opening Times

Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 0930 - 1800
Wednesday: 0930 - 1800
Thursday: 0930 - 1800
Friday: 0930 - 1800
Saturday: 1000 - 1800
Sunday: 1000 - 1800
Closed on 24, 25th December, 31st December.
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U-Bahn: U6 Naturkundemuseum S-Bahn: Hauptbahnhof, Nordbahnhof

The Museum für Naturkunde (MfN), houses more than 30 million zoological, paleontological, and mineralogical specimens, including more than ten thousand type specimens. It is famous for two spectacular exhibits: the largest mounted dinosaur in the world, and an exquisitely preserved specimen of the earliest known bird, Archaeopteryx.

Established in 1810, it is the largest museum of natural history in Germany. The museum's mineral collections date back to the Prussian Academy of 1700. Important historic zoological specimens include those recovered by the German deep-sea Valdiva expedition (1898–99), the German Southpolar Expedition (1901–03), and the German Sunda Expedition (1929–31).

Expeditions to fossil beds in Tendaguru in former Deutsch Ostafrika (today Tanzania) unearthed rich paleontological treasures. The collections are so extensive that less than 1 in 5000 specimens is exhibited, and they attract researchers from around the world.

Additional exhibits include a mineral collection representing 75% of the minerals in the world, a large meteor collection, the largest piece of amber in the world; exhibits of the now-extinct quagga, huia, and tasmanian tiger, and "Bobby" the gorilla, a Berlin Zoo celebrity from the 1920s and 1930s.

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Past exhibitions at Natural History Museum - now closed:
Flies 16th Aug 2014 - 15th Jan 2015
Panda a black and white experience 13th Jan 2015 - 31st Jul 2015
Parasites - life undercover 9th Apr 2013 - 8th Nov 2013