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:

  • Children from 3 - 5:
    every last Sunday in the month at 4pm
  • Children 6 and up:
    every Saturday at 2pm, Sundays and holidays at 10am and 2pm
  • Micro Theater:
    every Saturday, Sunday and holidays at 1:30, 3:30 and 4:30pm

Program and guided tours for adults/teenagers:

  • Highlights tour:
    every Friday at 3pm and every Saturday at 4pm
    Tour in English: every Friday at 4pm and every Saturday at 3pm
  • Guided tours to the roof:
    every Wednesday at 6:30pm and every Sunday at 4pm
    Tour in English: every Sunday at 3 pm
    Access to the roof is not allowed for children under 12 years.
  • NHM Darkside
    once a month at 10pm

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

Naturhistorisches Museum Vienna (Natural History Museum)

Maria-Theresien-Platz, 1010  Wien
  • Prices

    • Visitors under 19: Free admission
    • Your benefit with the Vienna Card: 20% off
  • Opening times

    • Th - Mo, 09:00 - 18:30
    • We, 09:00 - 21:00
    • Roof tour We, 18:30
    • Roof tour (English) Su, 15:00
    • Roof tour Su, 16:00
  • 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.

    • Comments

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


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