The Cosmos and Solar System

How did the universe and our solar system come into existence? What happens inside a star? How long are Sun and Earth going to exist?

The newly refurbished stairwell of the museum takes you on a journey through time and space. Meteorites are ancient messengers of the solar system that have a story to tell about the formation of our planets.


Exhibitions and events

Evolution in Action

Permanent exhibition

In this hall, evolutionary mechanisms are shown, which are responsible for the look, behaviour and diversity of animals and plants. We explain what living fossils are and why zebras have stripes....

The World of Dinosaurs

Permanent exhibition

At the beginning of the 20th century, the Museum für Naturkunde commissioned a palaeontological expedition to what is now Tanzania in Eastern Africa to excavate dinosaur fossils. It was to...

System Earth

Permanent exhibition

Ever since its emergence, the Earth has constantly been changing. Life-forms have to adapt, while at the same time they influence the Earth’s systems themselves. The result is a highly dynamic...

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