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The Museum für Naturkunde Berlin (MfN)

is an excellent and integrated research museum of the Leibniz Association with an international reputation and globally connected research infrastructure. As an innovative communication centre, it aims to help shape the scientific and social dialogue about the future of our planet and develop the democratic knowledge society.

Teams from different disciplines research the more than 30 million collection objects on the development of the Earth and life. The topics range from the development of the solar system to the mechanisms of evolution and the diversity of life on Earth. In addition, the scientific-historical, cultural and artistic significance of the objects is researched and reflected upon. 

Over the next ten years, the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin will consistently implement the Future Plan, which is funded with a total of 660 million euros by the Federal Government and the State of Berlin. The aim of the Future Plan is to intensify the dialogue between science, business, politics and society in order to find science-based solutions to the challenges of the future.

Press pictures

Early bird Archaeopteryx lithographica Archaeopteryx lithographica (c) Thomas Rosenthal
Dinosaur hall Dinosaur Hall (c) Thomas Rosenthal
Nasssammlung Museum für Naturkunde Berlin Wet Collecion (c) Thomas Rosenthal
Biodiversity wall Biodiversity Wall (c) Thomas Rosenthal
Hauptportal Museum für Naturkunde Berlin am Abend Museum at night (c) Carola Radke, Museum für Naturkunde Berlin


Here you find the latest editions of our Annual Report (in German, Geschäftsbericht) as well as the für Natur journal (in German, some English translations can be found on this website). The Science Report is available in German and English. For other documents, look at our Publications and downloads section.

Wissenschaftsreport 2021/22 Science Report 2021/22 (pdf)
Wissenschaftsreport 2020/21 Science Report 2019/20 (pdf)
Geschäftsbericht 2022 Annual Report 2022 (pdf)
Cover Geschäftsbericht 2022 Annual Report 2021 (pdf)
Journal für Natur Ausgabe 8 (pdf) Journal für Natur Issue 8 (pdf)
Titelbild Journal für Natur Issue 7 (pdf)
Journal für Natur Ausgabe 6 (pdf) Journal für Natur Issue 6 (pdf)
Journal für Natur Ausgabe 5 pdf Journal für Natur Issue 5 (pdf)

Photography and filming

In the context of daily editorial reporting, photography and filming without a tripod is generally permitted in the outdoor and public exhibition areas. A press pass gives you free admission to the museum. Shooting without a press pass or requiring additional equipment and set-ups (tripods, lights, sound, etc.) always requires permission. Likewise, film and photo shoots in the non-public areas or outside opening hours can only be approved and carried out if logistically possible, in consultation with all departments concerned and the press office, and with the conclusion of a subject contract.