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Natural History Museum Berlin – tickets, prices, what to expect

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The Museum of Natural History in Berlin is locally known as Museum für Naturkunde.

At the Museum, you immerse yourself into the natural world, follow the development of life, and discover how different forms of life evolve. 

This journey of discovery starts with Alexander von Humboldt and Charles Darwin and ends with modern-day explorers of life on Earth.

The Museum für Naturkunde is always worth visiting, with changing temporary exhibitions and a diverse education program that includes guided tours, seminars, and workshops.

What to expect at Natural History Museum

The Dinosaur Hall, which depicts life as it would have been 150 million years ago during the Upper Jurassic period, has some of the most well-known exhibits.

One highlight is encountering the world’s largest dinosaur skeleton, a colossal 13.27-meter tall Brachiosaurus.

The valuable Archaeopteryx lithographica, the Mona Lisa of natural history, is elegantly displayed in a safety showcase in the back of the hall.

Tristan Otto, Europe’s first original Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton, which has only been on display since December 2015, is the most visible addition to the dinosaur collections. 

Permanent exhibitions

  • World of dinosaurs
  • System Earth
  • Cosmos & Solar System
  • Evolution in Action
  • Minerals
  • Birds & native animals
  • Highlights of the Preparation Art & Wet Collection

Temporary Exhibitions

  • Parasites – Life undercover
  • Digitize! – live science

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Tickets for Natural History Museum Berlin

Family enjoys Museum of Natural History in Berlin
Image: Berlin.de

All visitors must purchase Natural History Museum Berlin tickets online because there are no ticket counters at the venue.

The number of tickets issued daily is limited to control the number of guests inside the science museum.

When you book these tickets online, they get emailed to you. 

On the day of your visit, you can show the ticket on your mobile and enter.

This Natural History Museum ticket also includes a free audio guide in English, Spanish, Italian, French, German, Turkish, Portuguese, Japanese, Polish, Russian.

You can cancel this ticket up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund.

Cost of tickets

Adult ticket (16+ years): €8
Child ticket (6 to 15 years): €5
Infant ticket (5 and younger): Free entry


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How to reach the museum

The Museum für Naturkunde is located right in the heart of Berlin. 

Its address is Invalidenstraße 43, 10115 Berlin. Get Directions

It is better to get to the museum by public transport. 

Subway (U-Bahn)

Line U6 to U Naturkundemuseum

Suburban train (S-Bahn)

Linie S5 oder S7 to Central Station (Hauptbahnhof)
Linie S1 oder S2 to Nordbahnhof

Tram

Line M5, M8, M10, 12 to U Naturkundemuseum

Bus

Lines 245, N40 to U Naturkundemuseum
Lines 120, 123, 142, 245, N20, N40 to Invalidenpark


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Opening hours

Natural History Museum Berlin is open from 9.30 am to 6 pm on weekdays. 

It opens at 10 am and closes at 6 pm on weekends and public holidays.

On Mondays, the science museum remains closed.

The last entry is half an hour before closure.

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