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Dinosaur skeleton in the Museum of Natural History Berlin
Museum of Natural History Berlin © Foto: MfN Berlin, Carola Radke

Museum für Naturkunde (Museum of Natural History)

The development of the world as we know it

Discover the world of dinosaurs with the whole family: the new permanent exhibition "Dinosaurs! Age of the Giant Lizards" not only shows you Tristan, the original skeleton of the world-famous Tyrannosaurus Rex, which, at 4 metres high and 12 metres long, thrilled more than a million visitors in Berlin years ago.

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Exhibition Dinosaurs in Berlin, Museum of Natural History
Exhibition Dinosaurs in Berlin, Museum of Natural History © Carola Radke, Museum für Naturkunde Berlin

You will also discover a nest with dinosaur eggs and the skull of a young T-Rex. Learn why our modern birds are descended from predatory dinosaurs. And stand fascinated in front of the more than 13-metre-high Brachiosaurus Brancai - the world's largest skeleton of a dinosaur.

Understanding life on our planet

The Museum für Naturkunde in Berlin presents an exciting insight into the workings of nature. Follow the development of life on our planet on a tour. And discover the different forms of life that evolution has brought forth: marvel at prehistoric animals, bird specimens and the famous polar bear Knut. Or take a deep look back into the history of the origin of the universe. And there are many more exciting exhibits to discover: Take time for a detailed excursion to the Natural History Museum.

You can visit the following exhibitions at the Museum of Natural History in Berlin:

  • Permanent exhibition: World of dinosaurs
  • Permanent exhibition: System Earth
  • Permanent exhibition: Cosmos & Solar System
  • Permanent exhibition: Evolution in Action
  • Permanent exhibition: Minerals
  • Permanent exhibition: Birds & native animals
  • Permanent exhibition: Highlights of the Preparation Art & Wet Collection
  • Special exhibition: digitize! - live science (until further notice)


Buy your online-ticket conveniently and safely and discover the highlights of the Museum of Natural History:

Five reasons to visit the Museum of Natural History

  • System Earth - The Exhibition about our planet
  • The fossil of the ancient bird, Archaeopteryx
  • The world's largest dinosaur skeleton Brachiosaurus brancai
  • The biodiversity wall on which 3,000 animal species are preserved
  • Wet collection of objects from all animal groups behind glass, one of the most modern research collections in the world.

Other interesting highlights in the area

For those with an interest in science, there is another great museum just around the corner: the Medical History Museum, which will reopen in 2023, is located on the grounds of the Berlin University Hospital. Just cross Invalidenstraße - from here you are only a few steps away. Gallery 36 is also just minutes away from the Museum of Natural History and houses works by national and international photographers. A few hundred metres to the east is Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin's premier museum for contemporary art. Located in a former train station, this collection impresses with its outstanding modern and contemporary art pieces, and world-class special exhibitions. 

Practical tips for visiting the Museum of Natural History

The Museum of Natural History is located in the centre of Berlin. Reach it easily by taking the underground line U6 or tramlines M5, M8, M10 or M12. Both the underground and tram stops are named after the museum - "Naturkundemuseum". You can also arrive via Hauptbahnhof or Nordbahnhof, served by lines S5 and S7. If travelling by car, use the car park directly by Hauptbahnhof. Entrance to the Museum of Natural History is free of charge if you have a Museum Card. This additionally gives you free entry to numerous Berlin museums across three consecutive days.

With the Berlin WelcomeCard, you get a discount. The museum is dedicated to supporting children's and youth groups, whilst guided tours about various subject areas are available in both English and German. The museum also boasts the Carl Zeiss Microscopy Centre, where students can learn how a microscope works and try it out for themselves at the purpose-built visitors' centre. Museum educators also lead popular after-hours guided tours where you can go on an adventure through the building by torchlight.

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Opening hours

Tuesday 9:30 – 18:00
Wednesday 9:30 – 18:00
Thursday 9:30 – 18:00
Friday 9:30 – 18:00
Saturday, Sunday and public holiday 10:00 – 18:00