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Museum of Natural History for children

The show room with the dinosaurs is one of the favorites of young researchers of nature. The world's first life-size model of a terror bird, along with exhibits of a fascinating horned dinosaur skull, complement the impressive permanent collection.

The Venus of Willendorf also tells her history and bears witness to the beginnings of our culture 29,500 years ago.

The human being and its development are in focus in the Anthropology Halls. In addition to skeletons and soft tissue reconstructions of early humans, visitors can also examine a virtual skeleton by means of a microscope, magnifying glass or X-ray machine for age, gender, illness and cause of death. At a morphing station, visitors transform into early humans and can send their "old countenance" to friends via email.

And the Gem Hall of the museum literally shines with its giant topaz (117 kilograms) and the jewel bouquet of Maria Theresia. The world's biggest and oldest collection of meteorites - with 1,100 rocks that have "fallen from the sky" - can be seen in the meteorite room. And with the aid of a simulator, a powerful meteorite impact can be shown on a screen in 3D.

Look - Play - Explore

Program and guided tours for children (in German):

  • Kids & Co. for children from 3 - 5
  • Kids & Co. for children 6 and up
  • Micro Theater

Program and guided tours for adults/teenagers:

  • Guided tours to the roof
    (Access to the roof is not allowed for children under 12 years; tours in German and in English)
  • NHM Darkside: An expedition through the museum at night, with eerie calls of screech owls in the background. Once a month at 10 pm

All tours are given in German except where explicitly mentioned otherwise.

Monthly program of the NHM

Naturhistorisches Museum Vienna (Natural History Museum)

1010 Vienna
  • Vienna City Card

    • Benefits of the Vienna City Card: -22%

      Additional information on the offer:

      Standard ticket price: 18€ / Reduced ticket price: 14€

  • Prices

    • Visitors under 19: Free admission
  • Opening times

    • Th - Mo, 09:00 - 18:00
    • We, 09:00 - 20:00
  • Guided tours

    • Roof Tour whole year (German)

      • Wednesday 6.30 p.m.
      • Sunday 4 p.m.

      Roof Tour April - December (German)

      • Friday and Saturday 4 p.m.

      Roof Tour whole year (English)

      • Sunday 3 p.m.

      Roof Tour April - December (English)

      • Friday and Saturday 3 p.m.
  • Accessibility

    • Main entrance
      • (Swinging doors )
    • Side entrance

      • Entrance for wheelchairs Burgring 7
    • Elevator available
      • 78 cm wide and 132 cm low , Door 78 cm wide
    • Further information
      • Seeing eye dogs allowed
      • Wheelchair accessible restroom available.
    • Special offers for people with disabilities

      In the Mezzanine of the Natural History Museum Vienna there is a series of 15 free-standing exhibits from the fields of mineralogy, geology, and anthropology designed especially with blind visitors to the museum in mind. A map and the object descriptions are also available in Braille at the information.

    • Comments

      All facilities suitable for wheelchair users (except the roof guide!
      Access to restaurant/café: no steps. Seeing-eye dogs permitted in exhibition area.

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