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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

Into the Ear. A sensory experience

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The construction of the ear, how vertebrates hear and produce sounds, and how the ear has developed over time will amaze both children and adults alike at this special exhibition. Large models of the ear, the auricle and cochlea - as tall as rooms thus and walk-in-able - will make the ear literally comprehensible.

The exhibition is documented in the following languages: D/F/E
Guided tours are offered in the following languages: D/F/E
Sonntagsführungen (für Erwachsene) Jeden Sonntag, ausser 1. So im Monat 11.00 – 12.00
Into the Ear. A sensory experience

AQUA. Photographs of Michel Roggo

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Bears and crocodiles, tropical forests and fathomless caves, glacial lakes and rivers teeming with fish, these are just some of the plethora of predominantly sub-aqueous motifs captured by Freiburg-based photographer Michel Roggo. Setting out to take pictures of all the main water types on the planet, Roggo launched his ambitious "Freshwater Project" eight years ago and has already photographed 40 different freshwater types.

The exhibition is documented in the following languages: D/F
AQUA. Photographs of Michel Roggo

Next exhibition(s)

The Earth at its Limit. POSTPONED TO 2020

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For the first time, human being has become a geological force that is capable of radically transforming the natural environment. This exhibiton unveils the Anthropocene above and beyond issues of climate change and biodiversity loss. Confronted with the profound changes inflicted on the terrestrial system, the Anthropocene is a big challenge for all of us to rethink and redefine our relationship to nature.

The exhibition is documented in the following languages: D/F/E
The Earth at its Limit. POSTPONED TO 2020
  • Science
    Science

Location of the museum

Augustinergasse 2
4001 Basel

Location/directions

Augustinergasse 2, in der Altstadt auf dem Münsterhügel

Open

Di-So 10-17 (Spezialöffnungszeiten an Feiertagen)

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