Museum für Naturkunde (Museum of Natural History)

Discover the adventure of nature

  • Museum für Naturkunde Tristan Dinosaurierskelett
  • Museum für Naturkunde Biodiversitätswand
  • Museum für Naturkunde
  • Museum für Naturkunde Sauriersaal

The Berlin Museum of Natural History shows the evolution of life and the diversity and beauty of nature in the permanent exhibition "Evolution in Action". In the entrance area, visitors are welcomed by a huge dinosaur head, and behind it is the world's largest dinosaur skeleton, Giraffatitan brancai in the dinosaur hall. The multimedia exhibition illustrates life in the Jurassic period 150 million years ago. Look through the Jurascopes to see the dinosaurs virtually come to life before your eyes. And the original actual prehistoric Archaeopteryx bird, dubbed the "Mona Lisa of Fossils", can be seen here.

In the permanent exhibition, visitors can also see the impressive biodiversity wall with more than 3,000 species from around the world, the breathtaking wet collections in the east wing of the building, the historical preparation of Gorilla Bobby, and the famous zoo favourite polar bear Knut.

Since the end of 2015, the museum has been enriched by a superstar: Tyrannosaurus rex Tristan Otto. His skeleton was found in 2012 in the US and is one of the world's best preserved specimens. The T.rex can be seen in the special exhibition "Tristan - Berlin showing teeth" at least until 2018 and during this team will be studied by a museum research team.
Special exhibitions and an extensive educational programme with guided tours, lectures, and workshops make a visit to the Museum of Natural History an experience throughout the whole year.

 

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