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Naturhistorisches Museum Basel

Wildlife Photographer of the Year > Terminated Early

Today: 10.00 AM - 5.00 PM

08 November 2019 - 29 March 2020

Detail, © Isak Pretorius - Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2018/19
Detail, © Tony Wu - Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2018/19
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 9.00 AM - 6.00 PM  |  Su 9.00 AM - 6.00 PM

Please consult our website www.nmbs.ch/en before your visit to find out about the current situation regarding COVID-19.


Ascension Day 2021

13 May 2021: 9.00 AM - 6.00 PM


Whitsun 2021

23 May 2021: 9.00 AM - 6.00 PM

24 May 2021: 9.00 AM - 6.00 PM


Swiss National Holiday 2021

01 August 2021: 10.00 AM - 5.00 PM


Christmas/New Year 2021/2022

24 December 2021: Closed

25 December 2021: 10.00 AM - 5.00 PM

26 December 2021: 10.00 AM - 5.00 PM

27 December 2021: 10.00 AM - 5.00 PM

28 December 2021: 10.00 AM - 5.00 PM

29 December 2021: 10.00 AM - 5.00 PM

30 December 2021: 10.00 AM - 5.00 PM

31 December 2021: 10.00 AM - 5.00 PM

01 January 2022: 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.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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EARTH AT ITS LIMITS

20 November 2020 - 03 July 2022

Our earth is a unique planet. Life originated on it. Over thousands of years, humankind existed without leaving a profound mark on the environment. In the meantime, our constantly growing need for space and natural resources is putting pressure on ecosystems around the world. ...
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Guided Tour Children

Naturhistorisches Museum Basel

Familienführung «Biene Melliferas Welt»

15 May 2021 | 11.00 AM

Was es wohl für eine Biene bedeutet, wenn es immer weniger Blumen hat und immer wärmer wird? Folgen Sie mit Ihrer Familie der Bauchrednerin Petra Hofmann und ihrer Klappmaulpuppe Biene Mellifera durch die Ausstellung und betrachten Sie unseren Planeten aus einem ungewohnten ...
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Naturhistorisches Museum Basel

Exkursion «Buchsbaumzünsler & Co.»

29 May 2021 | 2.00 PM - 4.00 PM

Neben dem allgemein bekannten Buchsbaumzünsler lernen wir unauffälligere eingeschleppte Insekten und ihre Einwanderungsgeschichten kennen. Wie zum Beispiel einen osteuropäischen Grünrüssler, kleine Zwergrüssler an der Malve oder verschiedene Stadien des Asiatischen ...
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Naturhistorisches Museum Basel

Fokusführung «Belastete Meere, begrenztes Süsswasser»

29 May 2021 | 2.30 PM - 4.00 PM

Die Expertin erklärt anhand der Ausstellung wie die Nutzung der Meere, Seen und Flüsse vielfältige Veränderungen nach sich zieht und schliesslich zur Belastung dieser Lebensräume und Gefährdung der Gleichgewichte in der Natur führt. Wo liegen die grössten Probleme und was ...
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Naturhistorisches Museum Basel

Guided Tour in English EARTH AT ITS LIMITS

30 May 2021 | 3.30 PM

Our earth is a unique planet. Life originated on it. Over thousands of years, humankind existed without leaving a profound mark on the environment. In the meantime, our constantly growing need for space and natural resources is putting pressure on ecosystems around the world. ...
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Guided Tour Children

Naturhistorisches Museum Basel

Familienführung «Biene Melliferas Welt»

05 June 2021 | 11.00 AM

Was es wohl für eine Biene bedeutet, wenn es immer weniger Blumen hat und immer wärmer wird? Folgen Sie mit Ihrer Familie der Bauchrednerin Petra Hofmann und ihrer Klappmaulpuppe Biene Mellifera durch die Ausstellung und betrachten Sie unseren Planeten aus einem ungewohnten ...
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International Museum Day

16 May 2021 | 9.00 AM - 6.00 PM

International Museum Day is taking place for the 44th time, this year on Sunday, 16 May. The Natural History Museum Basel therefore invites you to visit the permanent exhibitions free of charge on this day.
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Identification Day - What is that?

16 May 2021 | 3.00 PM - 5.00 PM

Did you notice a special bone or antler in the forest or did you find a magnificent stone or an extraordinary shell on the beach? Perhaps you have also recorded a special chirping of a bird or the cry of an animal? Perhaps something curious jumped in front of your lens? Now ...
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