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Galadinner im Sauriersaal, festlich gedeckte Tische, Foto: (c) Carola Radke

Are you looking not just for any event location, but for a very special place to hold your very special event?

The exhibition galleries at the Museum für Naturkunde provide a unique backdrop and multiple themes. Whether it is a press conference with 20 participants, a formal dinner at the feet of the dinosaurs or a conference for 800 guests – an evening at the Museum will leave an unforgettable impression.

Dinner at the Feet of Dinosaurs

The dinosaur hall is the heart of the Museum. Its central position within the Museum and its open-plan layout make it ideal for many formats of functions and events. It lends itself to panel discussions, formal dinners and receptions. Whatever the occasion, you will be in the presence of celebrities. The dinosaur Brachiosaurus brancai stands 13.27 metres tall, watching over your guests who are enjoying the amazing atmosphere of the evening. Another exclusive addition to your party is the original Berlin specimen of primeval bird Archaeopteryx lithographica - the Mona Lisa among fossils.


Standing reception: up to 400 people (up to 800 if other spaces are booked at the same time)

Dinner: up to 180 people

A Date with T. rex

Tyrannosaurus rex is the megastar among dinosaurs. It moved into our premises in 2015. T. Rex Tristan Otto is a three-year loan. It has been dedicated a whole new exhibition Tristan – Berlin bares Teeth, while at the same time, the skeleton will be studied extensively in special research programmes at the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin. The results of their work will be fed into the exhibition as they progress.

Tristan is one of the best-preserved Tyrannosaurus rex fossils worldwide and the first original skeleton displayed in Europe. No surprise that it caused quite a stir in the media when it arrived in Berlin. Why not use the unique opportunity of inviting your guests to a very special “Night at the Museum”, dining at the feet of the new Berlin celebrity.  


Standing reception: 190 people

Dinner: 120 people

Why not visit Darwin, Knut and Knautschke?

Whether it is a workshop in the microscopy centre, a press conference in front of the biodiversity wall or a banquet in the presence of Knut the polar bear – permanent as well as special exhibitions offer plenty of options to stage your particular event. Depending on our exhibition schedule, opening times, construction work and the Museum’s scheduled events, all public spaces can be hired for events. Please contact us and we will give you a customized estimate.

Seminars, Symposiums and Conferences

Please note that for the time being, we cannot offer seminar and meeting rooms for hire and all external events can only be accommodated in the public exhibition spaces outside regular opening times. If you are organising a conference or workshop and would like to include the Museum für Naturkunde in the social or evening programme, please contact us for a list of suitable conference locations around the Museum.

Partner and limitations

The Museum für Naturkunde is a very special location to which very special conditions apply. This is why there are not only the usual ban on smoking and health and safety regulations in place, but some restrictions are being imposed to protect our visitors and the exhibits in the galleries.

  • Spaces can be hired outside regular opening hours only
  • Events can only be prepared once the Museum’s public exhibitions have closed for the day.
  • Dance parties are not permitted

As ever, we only cooperate with selected partners who are familiar with the Museum..

Catering: Optimahl Catering GmbH

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Technical support: Satis & Fy AG Berlin

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For a customized offer, please contact

Stefanie Krzyzniewski
Tel: +49 (30) 889140-8918

You can find a first overview over our rooms in our location presentation:

  • Galadinner mit T.rex im Ausstellungssaal "Tristan - Berlin zeigt Zähne", Foto: Hwa Ja Götz/MfN
  • Sänger Henry de Winter im Sauriersaal, Photo: Zoo Magazine/ Philippe Gerlach, launch of tenth anniversary, Berlin issue,
  • Galatisch eingedeckt im Museum für Naturkunde Berlin, Foto: CHL Fotodesign/ Christian Lietzmann
  • Galadinner für das Zoomagazine im Sauriersaal, Foto: Zoo Magazine/ Philippe Gerlach, launch of tenth anniversary, Berlin issue,
  • Servicepersonal beim Briefing kurz vor einer Veranstaltung im Sauriersaal, Foto: CHL Fotodesign/ Christian Lietzmann
  • Podiumsdiskussion im Sauriersaal mit anschließendem Empfang, Foto: (c) Carola Radke
  • Stehtische im Sauriersaal, Foto: (c) Carola Radke
  • Stehtische im Sauriersaal, Foto: CHL Fotodesign/ Christian Lietzmann
  • Der Sauriersaal bei einem Stehempfang. Foto: (c) Hwa Ja Götz
  • Stehtisch und Lounge-Mobiliar im Saal System Erde, Foto: (c) Hwa Ja Götz
  • Empfang im Ausstellungssaal Einheimische Vögel, Foto: (c) Carola Radke
  • Außenansicht des Museums für Naturkunde mit Abendbeleutung und WALL Plakatvitrinen, Foto: CHL Fotodesign/ Christian Lietzmann
  • Präsentation eines neuen Jaguar bei der Tenth Anniversary Party des Zoomagazine im Museum für Naturkunde, Foto: CHL Fotodesign/ Christian Lietzmann