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Naturhistorisches Museum Basel

Discover the archives of life.
Lose yourself in the variety of our exhibitions. Learn exciting facts about exotic animals. Go back to the past, to the age of dinosaurs, even to the formation of the Earth. Experience the development of mammals, such as the mammoth and the sabre-toothed tiger.
The archives of life from international and regional collections: the dinosaurs, minke whales and the sabre-toothed cats, the quaggas, dodos, butterflies and squids selected from a wealth of 7.7 million objects. A variety of subject matters, from the origin of the world to the development of mammals

This museum greets you in the following languages: D/F/E
The exhibition called Nature’s Showcase. Birds, Mammals & Minerals in Switzerland is also in english. Our special exhibition are in english as well.

Opening 1849

Die Säbelzahnkatze Megantereon
Foto: Gregor Brändli
Die Säbelzahnkatze Megantereon Foto: Gregor Brändli
Blick in die Ausstellung Dino & Saurier
Foto: Gregor Brändli
Blick in die Ausstellung Dino & Saurier Foto: Gregor Brändli
Das Wahrzeichen des Museums
Foto: Gregor Brändli
Das Wahrzeichen des Museums Foto: Gregor Brändli

Current exhibitions

THE EARTH AT ITS LIMITS

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Our earth is a unique planet. Life originated on it. Over thousands of years, humankind existed without leaving a profound mark on the environment. In the meantime, our constantly growing need for space and natural resources is putting pressure on ecosystems around the world. How is our planet actually doing? Which natural processes do we influence and what are the consequences for nature and for people? What are the longterm consequences of our actions? How can we shape the future?

The exhibition is documented in the following languages: D/F/E
THE EARTH AT ITS LIMITS
  • Science
    Science

Location of the museum

Augustinergasse 2
4001 Basel

Location/directions

Augustinergasse 2, in der Altstadt auf dem Münsterhügel

Open

Tuesday - Sunday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Contact

Naturhistorisches Museum Basel
Augustinergasse 2 Postfach 1048
4001 Basel
061 266 55 00 Telephone (Museum)
061 266 55 46 Fax (Museum)
nmb@bs.ch
http://www.nmbs.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.
  • 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