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.