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KULTURAMA Museum des Menschen

The evolution of life over a period of 570 million years is the focus of the displays in the museum basement. Chronological panoramas give a descriptive overview and numerous fossil exhibits enable you to take a look into the past. Fossilised skeletons of fish and dinosaurs as well as cave bear bones or mammoth remains tell stories of bygone worlds.
On the gallery the focus is on human biology and the comparative anatomy of human and other vertebrate skeletons.
Numerous skeletons of humans and animals show the similarities and differences between the life-forms.
The "Discovery Trail" gives opportunity to explore the human body, the evolution of animals and of mankind as well as aspects of the Stone Age.

This museum greets you in the following languages: D/E
Opening 1978

Explore the discovery trail with all your senses
Explore the discovery trail with all your senses
The exhibition is an interdisciplinary search of traces for all generations
The exhibition is an interdisciplinary search of traces for all generations
Permanent exhibition «How we learn»
Open Sat – Sun, 1 – 5 pm
Permanent exhibition «How we learn» Open Sat – Sun, 1 – 5 pm

Current exhibitions

Where we come from

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The evolution of life on our planet can be traced from the origins of 3.5 billion years ago since the first European writing cultures.

Many fossils narrate the evolution of plants, animals and humans. Accurate reconstructions of prehistoric men make it possible for us to practically look into their eyes.

The exhibition is documented in the following languages: D/E
Guided tours are offered in the following languages: D/E
Where we come from

How we learn

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We are always learning during our lifespan: intentionally or accidentally, through models, mistakes or through practice. But how does learning really work?

Neurological, psychological and pedagogical results are explained through brain specimen of humans and animals, models, films, tests and games. Visitors realize that they know more than they think and that they learn unintentionally.

Exhibition open form Sat – Sun, 1 – 5 pm

The exhibition is documented in the following languages: D/E
Guided tours are offered in the following languages: D/E
How we learn

Wer is(s)t denn da?

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Wir essen gutbürgerlich, asiatisch, makrobiotisch, bio, slow oder fast. Die Lebensmittel kaufen wir beim Grossverteiler, auf dem Markt, im Spezialitätenladen oder im Internet. Das Angebot heute ist riesig. Wie ass man vor hunderten und tausenden von Jahren? Die Ausstellung gibt Einblick in die kulinarische Vergangenheit von eiszeitlichen Jägern, steinzeitlichen Bäuerinnen, römischen Müllerknechten, mittelalterlichen Stadtbewohnerinnen und einer modernen Familie.

The exhibition is documented in the following languages: D

Who we are

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Nach der Zeitreise durch Millionen von Jahren in unserer Dauerausstellung «Woher wir kommen» sind Sie hier auf einer Zeitreise, die bestenfalls 100 Jahre dauert: das Leben eines heutigen Menschen von der Zeugung bis zum Tod.

Wie entstehen wir, wie funktioniert unser Körper und wie verändern wir uns im Lauf des Lebens? Was bleibt? Was verrät unser Skelett über die Verwandtschaft mit Wirbeltieren? So unterschiedlich wir Menschen sind, so ähnlich sind wir auch: Was macht uns aus? Wer sind wir?

The exhibition is documented in the following languages: D/E
Guided tours are offered in the following languages: D/E
Who we are
  • Science
    Science
  • Archaeology
    Archaeology

Location of the museum

Englischviertelstrasse 9
8032 Zürich

Location/directions

Englischviertelstrasse 9, 8032 Zürich. Tram Nr. 3 und 8 bis Hottingerplatz oder Tram Nr. 15 bis Englischviertelstrasse.

Open

Di – So 13 –17;
Morgens reserviert für Gruppen mit Führungen. Museumspädagogische Angebote jederzeit nach Vereinbarung.

Admission

Erwachsene: CHF 12
In Ausbildung (unter 25 Jahre), IV: CHF 10
Kinder und Jugendliche (6 bis 16 Jahre): CHF 8
Kinder bis 6 Jahre in Begleitung von Familie: Eintritt frei
Hort und Kindergarten (Kinder unter 6 Jahre): 4

Contact

KULTURAMA Museum des Menschen
Englischviertelstrasse 9
8032 Zürich
044 260 60 44 Telephone
044 260 60 38 Fax
mail@kulturama.ch
http://www.kulturama.ch
  • Member of the Swiss Museums Association.
    Member of the Swiss Museums Association.
  • Museum pass: holders of the Swiss museum pass have free admission.
    Museum pass: holders of the Swiss museum pass have free admission.
  • Museumslupe: the museum has an entry in the Museumslupe, the digital children's guide for art and culture.
    Museumslupe: the museum has an entry in the Museumslupe, the digital children's guide for art and culture.
  • Parking
    Parking
  • Cafeteria
    Cafeteria
  • Shop
    Shop
  • Extremely children and family-friendly
    Extremely children and family-friendly
  • Completely wheelchair accessible
    Completely wheelchair accessible
  • Very good accessibility with public transport
    Very good accessibility with public transport
  • Museum day: the museum offers a special event on museum day.
    Museum day: the museum offers a special event on museum day.