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What drives the dynamics of planet Earth? How are individual processes interconnected? These are the questions the exhibition System Earth is trying to answer.
How do new species evolve? And how do mutation and selection work? The exhibition Evolution in Action shows selected evolutionary mechanisms that explain phenotype and behaviour of plants and animals.
How did the universe and the solar system evolve? What happens inside stars? How long will our sun and the Earth still exist? The exhibition takes visitors on a voyage through space and time to the origins of the solar system.
This exhibition focuses on the rulers of the air, indigenous birds. The over 300 exhibits represent almost all Central European bird species and their habitats.
In the Wet collections, specimens from all animal groups are stored in a mixture of 70% alcohol and 30% water. This protects them from decay. They thus remain available for scientific research.
Germany’s largest mineral collection in the Berlin Museum für Naturkunde contains approximately 200.000 specimens, representing 65 % of all known minerals. In the display collection, visitors can feast their eyes on 1.077 different mineral types.
In its exhibition Masterpieces of Taxidermy, the Museum für Naturkunde not only showcases unique specimens, but also gives visitors an insight into the work of a natural history museum.
Insects are the most species-rich class of animals and make up three quarters of the biodiversity of our Earth. This exhibition shows unique biological models created by preparator Alfred Keller.