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Muséum d'histoire naturelle

Initiated by Louis Agassiz and Louis Coulon, the museum was founded in 1835 in the current public library (Bibliothèque publique et universitaire). It is installed since 1978 in the former Ecole de commerce, built out of the local Hauterivian limestone ; architect Hans Rychner, 1853). Dioramas presenting a complete collection of birds and mammals living in Switzerland. Some reptiles and mammals in vivariums in the forum. Opening in 2010 of a new entomology room and a space for pedagogical activities. Geology room in preparation. An elaborate temporary exhibition is created each year, showcasing the museum’s rich scientific collections (over 1000 types conserved): geology, palaeontology, entomology, malacology, exotic fauna, amber, meteorites. The creation of the temporary exhibitions closely associates scientists with artists working in visual arts, theatre or film. The Museum also collaborates with the University of Neuchâtel and with the Swiss Biological Records Center (CSCF).

This museum greets you in the following languages: D/F
Opening 1835

La façade sud du muséum
La façade sud du muséum
Le café de la baleine
Le café de la baleine
Remise du prix Expo SCNAT, exposition Mouches 2004
Remise du prix Expo SCNAT, exposition Mouches 2004

Current exhibitions

à l'eau

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Découvrez la richesse du milieu lacustre à travers la toute nouvelle exposition longue durée du Muséum d'histoire naturelle. Alliant technologies numériques et spécimens issus des collections, cette nouvelle exposition met au jour l’histoire, les paysages et la biodiversité du lac de Neuchâtel. Un sol interactif a été développé pour permettre de vivre une plongée au cœur de la faune et de la flore lacustre sans se mouiller.

The exhibition is documented in the following languages: F
  • Science
    Science

Location of the museum

Rue des Terreaux 14
2000 Neuchâtel

Location/directions

Rue des Terreaux 14, à l'angle de l'avenue de la Gare et de la rue des Terreaux. Possibilité pour les personnes handicapées de parquer devant le muséum. Prière de s'annoncer au préalable.

Open

Ma–di 10–18

Admission

Enfants jusqu'à 16 ans et classes: gratuit / AVS, apprentis, étudiants, chômeurs munis d'une carte: 4.- / Adultes: 8.-

Contact

Muséum d'histoire naturelle
Rue des Terreaux 14
2000 Neuchâtel
032 717 79 60 Telephone
032 717 79 69 Fax
info.museum@unine.ch
http://www.museum-neuchatel.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.
  • Cafeteria
    Cafeteria
  • Shop
    Shop
  • Extremely children and family-friendly
    Extremely children and family-friendly
  • Partially wheelchair accessible
    Partially wheelchair accessible
  • Very good accessibility with public transport
    Very good accessibility with public transport