Naturhistorisches Museum Bern
Natural History Museum Bern
Nature and environment
Popular in Bern - observed in the whole world. The Natural History Museum Bern was officially founded in 1832. In 1936 it moved into a new building in Bernastrasse deemed an excellent example of the “Neue Sachlichkeit“ style.
The building was extended in 1998. The museum has 5100 square metres of exhibition space and an international reputation founded initially on its historical dioramas. Aside from Barry, the NMBE is famous for housing the giant Planggenstock crystals and for outstanding contemporary exhibitions such as the prize-winning “c’est la vie“. The museum's collection contains around 6.5 million objects. The Naturhistorisches Museum Bern is also a place of research conducted by the 22 scientists responsible for the collections, and functions as a venue for cultural events - most recently the “Help, it's alive!“ series and the “Dead animal bar“.
End of the World
The story of the end of the world is ancient and brand new at the same time. It is constantly being told anew. And each time it develops its impact as a menacing scenario, a projection screen or a creative engine. In the special exhibition "The End of the World" in the Natural History Museum...
5 stars – sensational fossil finds from the Jura
Fossils like these have never been seen before: in the new special exhibition ‘5 stars' (in German and French, English on IZI.Travel-App), we will show unique fossils of starfish and much more from Switzerland's Jura Mountains. The highlight of the exhibition is a rock slab containing sea...
Wunderkammer - Die Schausammlung
NEW PERMANENT EXHIBITION
The museum is opening parts of its scientific collections to the public. A walk through our «Cabinet of Curiosities» – the display collection provides insight into our current collection activities, modern research methods and our priceless historical collections. All in all, the exhibition is an...