© Naturhistorisches Museum Wien

Museum of Natural History

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 25,000 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:

  • Kids & Co. for children from 3 - 5: every last Sun in the month at 4 pm
  • Kids & Co. for children 6 and up: Sat, Sun, PublHols at 2 pm
  • Micro Theater: Sat, Sun, PublHols (at differnt times in the afternoon)
  • Digital Planetarium for Kids: Movies or live shows, daily exc. Tues. The movie is also available via audioguide in English and French, which can be obtained directly at the digital planetarium.

Program and guided tours for adults/teenagers:

  • Guided tours to the roof
    (Access to the roof is not allowed for children under 12 years)

    In English:
    Jan - Mar: Sun at 3 pm
    Apr - Dec: Fri, Sat, Sun at 3 pm

    In German
    Jan - Mar: Wed at 6:30 pm, Sun at 4 pm
    Apr - Dec: Wed at 6:30 pm, Fri, Sat, Sun at 4 pm
  • 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)

Maria-Theresien-Platz, 1010 Wien
  • Prices

    • Visitors under 19: Free admission
    • Your benefit with the Vienna City Card: 17% off
  • Opening times

    • Mo, 09:00 - 18:30
    • We, 09:00 - 21:00
    • Th, 09:00 - 18:30
    • Fr, 09:00 - 18:30
    • Sa, 09:00 - 18:30
    • Su, 09:00 - 18:30
  • Accessibility

    • Main entrance
      • (Swinging doors )
        "two-lane" ramp, each lane 35 cm wide
    • Side entrance
      • no steps
        Side-entrance Burgring, direct access to elevator
    • 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

      Guided tours for the blind are possible, special tour for the blind on the audio guide and a brochure in Braille are available.

    • Comments

      Access to restaurant/café: no steps. Seeing-eye dogs permitted in exhibition area.


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