Evolution in Action

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.

Biodiversity Wall
Be enchanted by the colours and shapes of Nature! In this installation, 3,000 mounted species are on display - and yet it is a mere shadow of the variety of Nature. It is estimated that there are up to 40 million different currently living species, of which only a small fraction is known. New species are constantly discovered and documented - many of them by scientists of the museum. The specimens then become part of our collection of type samples and are available to researchers all over the world.

Exhibitions and events

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...

The Cosmos and Solar System

Permanent exhibition

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...

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