Museum fur Naturkunde (Natural History Museum), Berlin

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Museum fur Naturkunde (Natural History Museum), a natural history museum, boasts the largest mounted dinosaur in the world. It also features a remarkably well-preserved Archaeopteryx, the earliest known bird. Be on the lookout for more recently extinct animals, such as the Tasmanian tiger and quagga. The mineral collection represents 75 percent of the minerals in the world. In all, more than 30 million items spanning zoology, paleontology, and mineralology grace the museum. Make sure you pick up a free audio guide for more information. Put Museum fur Naturkunde (Natural History Museum) into our Berlin vacation generator and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • The dinosaur hall is pretty impressive, and the T-Rex is great. The rest of the museum is what gives it the old school experience. Halls filled with stuffed animals, a giant room packed with jars full...  more »
  • Walking in here was a treat, especially on a cold wintery day. The displays are informative and so very well done. The sound can get real loud when there are gangs of kids. Amazing, check it out. Enjo...  more »
  • Left the strongest impression! It was interesting in every room. Finally rounded into the Hall of minerals and you to think? -went there for more than an hour in awe! And what dinosaurs! A cold room with preserved animals! But just "vykashivajut" stuffed-so close never see real, almost live, animals!
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  • The first room you enter is a great display of dinosaur skeletons, with imaginative interactive installations to make these creatures come alive. I do think this alone was worth the 8€. The other rooms explored a variety of animal species, as well as space exploration and an entire room dedicated to minerals and gems. Worth a visit regardless of German fluency.
  • The dino skeletons are definitely worth seeing. Pretty impressive. And the story telling of the comet mission with Rosetta & Philea was compelling. But the museum is pretty small. 2 floors seemed to be blocked off, with no proper notice of if it was closed (many people made the mistake of going upstairs to finally go back down). So this small part of the museum made it seem like many things were missing for a natural history museum. Maybe worth trying again when all floors are open.
  • Nice and modern presentation. A lot of things to see. The audioguide is really usefull. You can go deeper into various subjects like evolution, univers and planets formation & of course nice dinosaurs :-)
  • Very nice museum for nature and science lovers. Though, if you have visited the nature history museum in New York City already, you might be slightly disappointed from this one. The Berlin version is very small compared to NYC.
  • Went here to see archaeopteryx and Tristan the T-Rex. Was pleasantly surprised by the giant room of specimens in jars on display. There are some great exhibits, though some of them seem to be missing explanations. The animal room doesn't seem to have a coherent order, but nice all the same.