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Natural History Museum

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The Natural History Museum is one of the oldest museums in Berlin and features scientific collections on systematic zoology, palaeontology and mineralogy.

Natural History Museum Berlin

Under the motto "Evolution in Action", the Museum für Naturkunde 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.

Learn About Evolution

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.

Marvel at 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. 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.

Meet the 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 only the original skull of Tristan Otto is displayed in Berlin. As part of a cooperation, the skeleton was loaned to the Natural History Museum in Copenhagen. In 2022, Tristan Otto returned to Berlin and cna now once again be visited at the Natural History Museum.

Current Exhibitions

Dinosaurs! Age of the Giant Lizards

The new special exhibition "Dinosaurs!" lets you discover dinosaurs from the three geological eras - Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous - for the first time. The atar of the exhibition is Berlin's very own T-Rex "Tristan Otto". more

digitize! Live Science

“digitize!” makes the digitization of the Natural History Museum's collection part of the visitor experience, creating an authentic encounter with the museum‘s digital transformation. Live science at work and digitization processes are taking place right... more

Information, Address and Opening Hours

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Invalidenstr. 43
10115 Berlin
Opening Hours
Tuesday to Friday: 9:30 am to 6 pm, Saturday and Sunday: 10 am to 6 pm, Monday: closed
+49 (0)30 889 140 8591
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 accessible without barriers, otherwise presentation of contents at media station. Free wheelchair rental at the info counter. Special guided tours and tactile tours for visually impaired visitors on request.
Admission Fee
€11, reduced fee €5
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Last edited: 4 August 2023