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Holiday offers during the Berlin Easter holidays at the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin

Special opening hours: On Good Friday (19.04.19), Easter Sunday (21.04.19) and Easter Monday (22.04.19) the museum is open from 10:00 - 18:00 o'clock.


Holiday tours to the exhibition highlights

Daily except Mondays 16.-26.04., 12:30  & 14:00 o'clock

4,00 € / reduced rate 2,00 € (plus admission) for 45 min

Tickets directly at the box office, limited number of seats, pre-registration unfortunately not possible


Family tours

During this guided tour, visitors get to know the highlights of the exhibitions, e.g. the original skeleton of a Tyrannosaurus rex, the Archaeopteryx lithographica, the polar bear Knut and the wall of biological diversity.

Sa, 13th, 20th & 27.04., Sun, 14th, 21st & 28.04., 12:30 & 14:00 o'clock

4,00 € / reduced rate 2,00 € (plus admission) for 45 min

Tickets directly at the box office, limited number of seats, pre-registration unfortunately not possible


Action stand in the exhibitions

Dinosaur droppings, ammonites, minerals - these are just a few of the objects that visitors of all ages can microscope at an action stand in the exhibitions. Here you will also meet our museum guides, who can tell you astonishing things about our exhibits and research at the museum.

Fri, 19.04. - Mon, 22.04. and Sat, 13. & 27.04. and Sun, 14. & 28.04., each 11:00 - 14:00 o'clock


Open Microscopy Center

Visitors can independently observe the microscope and learn about the questions that scientists at a natural history research museum are investigating. They can also bring their own finds and objects with them and examine them.

every Thursday, 12.00 - 14.00 o'clock


Live digitisation in the exhibition

The Museum für Naturkunde Berlin digitizes its research collections in order to make them available around the clock worldwide. The entire collection of bees, wasps and ants is currently being processed and catalogued in the exhibition area, giving visitors a direct insight into the collection work at the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin.

Until further notice on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:00 - 13:00 hrs.


Dinosaurs and other fossils in a computer tomograph

The Museum für Naturkunde Berlin and the company YXLON International are currently testing a computer tomograph to find out how larger natural objects, such as antelope skulls, can be captured with it. Tuesdays to Fridays from 13:00 to 16:00 o'clock (except Good Friday) visitors can be present when objects are scanned.


Special exhibition ARTEFAKTE

It is an exhibition that also concerns and occupies the young generation: How do we deal with nature's resources in a sustainable way? What can each individual do? The New York-based artist J Henry Fair photographs hard-to-reach industrial areas, toxic waste deposits and coal-mining areas from a bird's eye view and documents the sometimes catastrophic effects of human activity on nature through large-format, aesthetically highly sophisticated images. Together with scientists from the Joint Research Center of the European Commission, the exhibition ARTEFAKTE shows the challenges behind the pictures, how complex some problems are, and that sometimes there is no easy or quick solution. Food, energy, climate, air and water: ARTEFAKTE aims to encourage reflection, but also action - and children can also take part.


Be part of the City Nature Challenge 2019 in Berlin

The Museum für Naturkunde Berlin will take part in the international competition of the City Nature Challenge from Friday, 26 April to Monday, 29 April. All citizens of Berlin are invited to take part. The City Nature Challenge is an international initiative to encourage people to find and document plants and wildlife in cities around the world. Berlin is the only participating city in Germany. Observed species are identified and recorded using the free Naturblick app for Android and iOS developed by the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin. At the same time, workshops will also take place on these days in which experts will work together with interested parties to determine species and record observation data. Further information on the City Nature Challenge events and the Naturblick app can be found at:


Germany seeks the nightingale

The civil science project "Nightingale Research Case" initiated by the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin will research the song of the nightingales throughout Germany from April 2019. The following questions, for example, are to be clarified through the project: Does the nightingale sing in dialects, are there regional differences? Which breeding sites do they prefer and which longings do people associate with nightingales? The citizens' research project therefore calls on people in Germany to take up nightingales in their surroundings and to share them with the project's database, automatically indicating place and time. All you need is the free app "Naturblick" developed by the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin. More information about the opening event NachtiGala and other events on the topic can be found here: