National Museum of Natural History
Fancy for Science
Visitors come to the ‘natur musée’ because they are interested in natural history and natural sciences in general, or because the issues raised in the permanent and temporary exhibits are exceptional, instructive, sometimes surprisingly uncommon and always deserve the mention. The museum shows in a simple, understandable and exciting way what natural history is: the discovery of Nature’s diversity in connection with a love of science.
The National Museum of Natural History: also a research institute
Behind the exhibitions of the museum lies in fact a world of scientists studying the collection of millions of specimens and committing themselves to the exploration of the natural heritage. The National Museum of Natural History has the largest natural history collections in the country. Many hours of fieldwork, extensive laboratory studies and an accurate determination are required before only the most remarkable specimens find their way into the exhibitions or collections of the museum.
New permanent exhibitions
Completely redesigned permanent exhibitions have re-opened to the public in June 2017. The fact that the new museological concept reflects the current state of scientific research and that the rich collections of the museum appear in a new light enables the visitor to develop a new perspective on the subject of natural history.
National Museum of Natural History in pictures