At the Museum

Everything you need to know when visiting the Museum


The Staatliche Naturhistorisches Museum is accessible. The entry way to the exhibitions halls at Pockelsstrasse 10 is step-free and the door can be opened by a button. All floors are accessible by elevator.

Special exhibitions at other venues may only be partly accessible or not at all. Please consult the information on the exhibition page in question.

Cloak room

For security reasons visitors are not allowed to take umbrellas and bags into the exhibition rooms.

Please leave your coats and bags in the lockers on the ground floor and in the basement where we also provide stands for your umbrellas.

Eating & Drinking

Unless otherwise signposted, eating and drinking is not permitted in the exhibition rooms. Our small reading café (1st floor) offers some drinks from the vending machine. In addition, a picnic room is available on the ground floor. The consumption of hot food is not permitted in these areas in order to avoid unpleasant odours.

Taking photographs

Taking photographs without flash, tripod or selfie-stick in the exhibtions of the Naturhistorisches Museum is generally permitted.

Editorial coverage: In our press area we provide high-resolution images for editorial coverage related to the museum.


The Museum Shop offers a great variety of magnets, postcards, toys, as well as a range of published works about our museum’s exhibitions.

A diaper-changing station and an accessible toilet can be found on the ground floor. Nursing parents are free to approach our staff at the cash desk to get some privacy at any time.