During the Long Night of the Museums (Lange Nacht der Museen) you have the opportunity to take a look behind the scenes of the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin and to learn first-hand about the current research in our collection of 30 million objects. Further information and tickets.
On the occasion of the 250th birthday of Alexander von Humboldt, the "Long Night" will leave you inspired by the minerals and rocks that Humboldt himself collected, while in the transcription workshops you can participate in the deciphering of discoveries that changed the world. Moreover, wou will also be charmed by a small exhibition dedicated to Chiribiquete, the largest national park in the world, and its unique and under-researched biodiversity.
In addition to guided tours behind the scenes, for example to the mammal collection, the CT laboratory and the preparation unit, you can expect numerous action stands in the exhibitions. The museum's microscopy center invites to discover the diversity of small creatures and to immerse yourself in the world of science. You can bring your own objects, too! On top of that, you are invited to experience how bees from the collection are made available for modern, scientific reuse – live in the exhibitions.
If you've ever wondered how well penguins hear underwater, you can familiarize yourself with scientists from the research project Hearing in Penguins. In the special exhibition ARTEFAKTE, which deals with the influence of man on environment, a Virtual Reality Station, demonstrations for the environmentally friendly use of energy and a knowledge quiz are waiting for you.