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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

At the Museum of Natural History, you and your family can dive into the world of the dinosaurs. One highlight is encountering the world's largest dinosaur skeleton, a colossal 13.27 metre tall Brachiosaurus. Discover also over a million years' worth of zoological exhibits.


The Museum of Natural History in Berlin offers you an exciting insight into the natural world. Follow the development of life on our planet, and discover how different forms of life evolve. Be astonished by prehistoric animals, birds and the legendary polar bear Knut. Or look back into the genesis of the universe. One highlight is encountering the world's largest dinosaur skeleton, a colossal 13.27 metre tall Brachiosaurus.  But there are many more exciting exhibits, so you'll want to take your time when exploring.

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: Parasites - Life undercover (until 23.01.2022)
  • 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 is located on the grounds of the Berlin University Hospital. Just cross Invalidenstraße - from here you are only a few steps away. Discover the permanent exhibition "Life on the Trail", looking at over 300 years of medical history. 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. To get to the New Berlin Kunstverein n.b.k., just follow Chausseestraße south. Alternatively, take underground line U6 to Oranienburger Tor. This contemporary art association dates back to 1969, being one of the first art lending libraries in Germany.

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.


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