Museum fur Naturkunde (Natural History Museum), Berlin

(4.1/5 based on 1,000+ reviews on the web)
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 Museum is interesting for lovers of science, especially for those who love idinosauri. There are complete reconstructions of many dinosaurs, with the main attraction of the Archaeopteryx excellently preserved. Can make a bad effect stuffed animals, but don't expect anything else from a museum. The rich collection of minerals, fascinating for their colors. Generally a quiet place, with a ticket price not too high. A little heavy on the presence of children playing for rooms making it difficult to visit.
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  • Well worth a visit, the museum has a number of real dinosaur skeletons and fossils amongst many other attractions such as preserved polar bear and gorilla, lion, cougar etc. It was very busy with a sc...  more »
  • the Museum is very interesting but not many halls and therefore does not require much tempo.....il price with the berlin card is 5 euros per person ... could give much more because there were many inaccessible rooms where there were many interesting exhibits
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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.