Museum für Naturkunde
Scientific collections on systematic zoology, palaeontology, mineralogy. The Naturkundemuseum (Natural History Museum) is one of the oldest museums in Berlin.
Under the motto "Evolution in Action", the Museum für Naturkunde of the Humboldt University of Berlin presents the development of life as well as the diversity and beauty of nature on approx. 6,600 square metres of exhibition space, using impressive, in part very rare and valuable objects.
Impact and work of evolution in the Museum of Natural History
The museum shows the impact and work of evolution - from the formation of the cosmos and the earth, the life and death of dinosaurs, the formation and migration of the continents, volcanoes and meteorite impacts, to the mechanisms and phenomena that produced the diversity of life and species.
The world's largest dinosaur skeleton
Whoever enters the large atrium of the Museum für Naturkunde in Berlin is immediately transported back 150 million years in time. The focus is on the world's largest dinosaur skeleton, a Brachiosaurus brancai. "Jurascopes" bring the dinosaurs virtually back to life. The famous Berlin specimen of the primeval bird Archaeopteryx lithographica can be admired in the original. This petrified transitional form between dinosaurs and birds is the most important fossil in the Natural History Museum and is permanently exhibited.
T-Rex Tristan Otto
Since mid-December 2015, the skeleton of the Tyrannosaurus Rex "Tristan Otto" has been on display in the museum. It is one of the best preserved specimens of a Tyrannosaurus Rex worldwide. The skeleton was found in the USA in 2012. It is considered to be a unique find worldwide. Since January 2020 Tristan Otto is no longer to be seen in Berlin. As part of a cooperation, the skeleton was loaned to the Natural History Museum in Copenhagen. In mid 2021 Tristan Otto will be shown in Berlin again.
Fotos (in german)
© Carola Radke - Museum für Naturkunde Berlin
T-Rex «Tristan Otto» im Museum für Naturkunde
© Museum für Naturkunde Berlin
Museum für Naturkunde Berlin
Eisbär Knut im Naturkundemuseum
- 030 889 140 8591
- Opening Hours
- Tuesday to Friday from 9.30 to 18.00
Weekend and Public Holiday from 10.00 to 18.00
- Admission Fee
- 8 Euro, red. 5 Euro
- accessible for people with impairments
- Barrier-free entrance with bell to the right of the main portal. Access to the exhibition level via stair lift. Further barrier-free entrance via elevator at the rear of the building. Almost all exhibition levels barrier-free accessible, otherwise presentation of contents on media station. Free wheelchair rental at the info counter. Special guided tours and tactile experience tours for the visually impaired on request.
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Source: Museum für Naturkunde, editing: berlin.de, translation with the help of deepl.com
Last edited: 30. March 2020