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Naturhistorisches Museum Basel

Virtual Reality-Experience 'Reef Dive'

17 December 2019 | 1.00 PM - 5.00 PM

Once more we are presenting you with a very special Christmas gift. But this time you are not soaring through the air with 'Birdly' but instead going underground. In the Virtual Reality Adventure 'Reef Dive – Explore the Ocean' you glide as turtle Rhea through a magnificently thriving reef, encountering other sea creatures. With your own body you determine where and how fast you want to dive and what you want to see up close. You explore a beautiful, colourful coral reef that is home to all kinds of beings. But the fascination does not last long since the destruction of this fragile ecosystem through climate change and pollution soon becomes apparent.

One dive costs CHF 5.– .


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Museum

Naturhistorisches Museum Basel

OpenClosed | 10.00 AM - 5.00 PM

Augustinergasse 2,  4001  Basel

photo: Gregor Brändli

Opening Hours

Mo Closed  |  Tu 10.00 AM - 5.00 PM  |  We 10.00 AM - 5.00 PM  |  Th 10.00 AM - 5.00 PM  |  Fr 10.00 AM - 5.00 PM  |  Sa 10.00 AM - 5.00 PM  |  Su 10.00 AM - 5.00 PM

Due to the current situation surrounding the corona virus and the measures taken by the federal and cantonal authorities, the museum has developed a protection concept that should enable you to visit our exhibitions as safely as possible. We ask for your understanding of any unavoidable restrictions. The top priority for us is the health and safety of you and our employees.


Christmas/New Year 2020/2021

23 December 2020: 10.00 AM - 5.00 PM

24 December 2020: Closed

25 December 2020: 10.00 AM - 5.00 PM

26 December 2020: 10.00 AM - 5.00 PM

27 December 2020: 10.00 AM - 5.00 PM

28 December 2020: Closed

29 December 2020: 10.00 AM - 5.00 PM

30 December 2020: 10.00 AM - 5.00 PM

31 December 2020: 10.00 AM - 5.00 PM

01 January 2021: 10.00 AM - 5.00 PM

02 January 2021: 10.00 AM - 5.00 PM

03 January 2021: 10.00 AM - 5.00 PM


Institution

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.

Admission

Permanent exhibition
Adults: CHF 7.–
Teenagers (under 20 years): CHF 5.-
Students / in training (under 30 years): CHF 5.–
Children (under 13 years): Admission free

Happy Hour for everyone: Tues - Sat, last hour of opening: Admission free
1st Sunday of the month: Admission free

Public guided tours / guided tours behind the scenes
Adults: CHF 7.–
Teenagers (under 20 years): CHF 5.–
Students / in training (under 30 years): CHF 5.–
Children (under 13 years): Admission free

colourkey Free admission

Museums-PASS-Musées Free admission

Swiss Museum Pass Free admission

Access

tram 6/8/11/14/15/16/17,
bus 31/33/34/36/38 > Schifflände,
tram 1/2/15 > Kunstmuseum

Accessibility

Das Naturhistorische Museum Basel möchte auch Menschen mit besonderen Bedürfnissen einen spannenden und erlebnisreichen Besuch ermöglichen. Dies geschieht in enger Zusammenarbeit mit verschiedenen Behindertenorganisationen in der Region Basel und über die Landesgrenzen hinweg. Informieren Sie sich über unser vielfältiges Angebot auf unserer Webseite.
Exhibition
Exhibition

Naturhistorisches Museum Basel

Mammoth & Sabre-Toothed Tiger – In a Land before our Time

Permanent exhibition

Saber-toothed cats, Megaloceros (giant elk), dwarf elephants and humans – the evolution of mammals is spectacular. We showcase mammals and their ancestors using selected rare specimens. The climax of the exhibition is our famous mammoth.

Mammals today account for ...
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Naturhistorisches Museum Basel

Quagga & Dodo – Threatened and extinct

Permanent exhibition

Since its origins in the 18th century, the Natural History Museum Basel has repeatedly gathered examples on its expeditions of animal species that have since disappeared from the natural world. Thanks to the correct storage of the collection objects in our «Archives of Life», ...
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Naturhistorisches Museum Basel

Loophole – From the Egg to the Butterfly

Permanent exhibition

Once a caterpillar has battled its way out of its egg, it eats as much as it can. It changes its appearance, grows and metamorphoses in order to ultimately emerge from its chrysalis as a beautiful butterfly and fly through the air. We illustrate this remarkable stage of ...
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Naturhistorisches Museum Basel

Nature's Showcase – Birds, Mammals & Minerals in Switzerland

Permanent exhibition

The exhibition shines the spotlight on indigenous birds, mammals and minerals. The exterior of birds and mammals reveals a lot about how they move, hunt and eat. Two habitats, the city and the mountains, show examples of how animals are able to adapt to a constantly changing ...
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Naturhistorisches Museum Basel

Octopus & Butterfly – Fascinating Invertebrates

Permanent exhibition

Invertebrates do not have a bony skeleton. Their striking appearance is often shaped by an exoskeleton as is the case with insects, or a shell system as found in mussels and snails. However they can also be soft and mobile, like worms. The exhibition offers an overview of the ...
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Naturhistorisches Museum Basel

Fire & Water – From the Mountain Summits to the Oceanic Abyss

Permanent exhibition

Earth is an exceptionally dynamic planet. The characteristics of its surface originate deep inside the planet. This is the only way to explain the continents that have been moving for millions of years, the rising mountain peaks, the formation and subduction of oceanic ...
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Naturhistorisches Museum Basel

Whale & Fish – Gentle Giants of the Ocean

Permanent exhibition

The permanent Whale & Fish exhibition offers a magical view not only over the rooftops of Basel, but also most importantly of the wonderfully presented skeleton of a minke whale. It lay for forty years in the collection room before finding its way into the exhibition. Another ...
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Naturhistorisches Museum Basel

Ammonit & Belemnite – The Endless World of Fossils

Permanent exhibition

The Ammonite & Thunderbolt exhibition houses rocks from north west Switzerland that are between 16,000 and 250 million years old. They include the most important groups of micro-fossils, plants and invertebrates. These also include numerous fossils of aquatic creatures such ...
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Naturhistorisches Museum Basel

Dinos & Sauriers – Living Images of the Past

Permanent exhibition

How did the dinosaurs live? What did they eat? How quickly did they grow? Why did they get so big? And what was their social behaviour like? Our permanent exhibition offers plenty of answers to these and other questions. We'll show you that, actually, dinosaurs were far from ...
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Naturhistorisches Museum Basel

Bestimmungstag 'Was ist denn das?'

04 October 2020 | 3.00 PM - 5.00 PM

Haben Sie in der freien Natur einen Fund gemacht, über den Sie gerne mehr erfahren würden? Oder haben Sie ein Naturphänomen beobachtet, dem sie gerne näher auf den Grund gehen möchten? Unsere Expertinnen und Experten helfen mit ihrem Fachwissen dabei Mineralien, Fossilien, ...
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Special Children

Naturhistorisches Museum Basel

Nachts im Museum - Exklusiver Familienevent

09 October 2020 | 8.00 PM - 12.00 AM

Eine Nacht im Museum verbringen und mit der Taschenlampe durch dir Räume streifen? Das klingt ja wie im Film! Genau, nur dass bei uns die Tiere nicht lebendig werden. Trotzdem ist es ein besonderes Erlebnis, den Schlafsack neben einem Skelett auszurollen – für unvergessliche ...
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Special Children

Naturhistorisches Museum Basel

Nachts im Museum - Exklusiver Familienevent

10 October 2020 | 12.00 AM - 9.00 AM

Eine Nacht im Museum verbringen und mit der Taschenlampe durch dir Räume streifen? Das klingt ja wie im Film! Genau, nur dass bei uns die Tiere nicht lebendig werden. Trotzdem ist es ein besonderes Erlebnis, den Schlafsack neben einem Skelett auszurollen – für unvergessliche ...
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Workshop

Naturhistorisches Museum Basel

Zeichnungskurs 'Paleo Art'

17 October 2020 | 1.00 PM - 5.00 PM

Paläontologie ist die Wissenschaft von Lebewesen und Lebewelten der geologischen Vergangenheit. Fossilien und versteinerte Lebensreste werden untersucht und die dabei gewonnenen Erkenntnisse ermöglichen es zu rekonstruieren, wie die damaligen Erdenbewohner ausgesehen und ...
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Special Children

Naturhistorisches Museum Basel

Nachts im Museum - Exklusiver Familienevent

31 October 2020 | 8.00 PM - 12.00 AM

Eine Nacht im Museum verbringen und mit der Taschenlampe durch dir Räume streifen? Das klingt ja wie im Film! Genau, nur dass bei uns die Tiere nicht lebendig werden. Trotzdem ist es ein besonderes Erlebnis, den Schlafsack neben einem Skelett auszurollen – für unvergessliche ...
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Special Children

Naturhistorisches Museum Basel

Nachts im Museum - Exklusiver Familienevent

01 November 2020 | 12.00 AM - 9.00 AM

Eine Nacht im Museum verbringen und mit der Taschenlampe durch dir Räume streifen? Das klingt ja wie im Film! Genau, nur dass bei uns die Tiere nicht lebendig werden. Trotzdem ist es ein besonderes Erlebnis, den Schlafsack neben einem Skelett auszurollen – für unvergessliche ...
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