Type : Agriculture / Viticulture / Nature, History
A Fancy for Science
Visitors come to the ‘natur musée’ because they are interested in natural history and natural sciences in general, or because the issues raised in the permanent and temporary exhibits are exceptional, instructive, sometimes surprisingly uncommon and always deserve the mention. The museum shows in a simple, understandable and exciting way what natural history is: the discovery of Nature’s diversity in connection with a love of science.
The National Museum of Natural History : also a research institute
Behind the exhibitions of the museum lies in fact a world of scientists studying the collection of millions of specimens and committing themselves to the exploration of the natural heritage. The National Museum of Natural History has the largest natural history collections in the country. Many hours of field work, extensive laboratory studies and an accurate determination is needed before only the most remarkable specimens find their way into the exhibitions or collections of the museum.
New permanent exhibitions
In 2017 completely redesigned permanent exhibitions re-opened to the public on more than 1000 m2. The fact that the new museological concept reflects the current state of scientific research and that the rich collections of the museum appear in a new light enables the visitor to develop a perspective on the subject of natural history.
Geckeg Vullen – Crazy birds
The National Museum of Natural History has an impressive collection of birds: about 3,500 specimens of 1,300 different species are preserved in the museum, which represents about 10 percent of all known bird species. At first sight, birds should therefore be the most well known animals to the general public, especially since with their often attractive colours and songs they do not go unnoticed in nature. However, the biology of birds still hides countless secrets that will be revealed in the exhibition.
10 July - 23 August 2020
Biodiversity in Focus
Photographers from the Greater Region will exhibit their best photos about biodiversity.
10 October 2020 - 7 June 2021
From Dark to Light
Natural and cultural history of minerals and gems
|Tuesday||10h00 - 20h00|
|Wednesday||10h00 - 18h00|
|Thursday||10h00 - 18h00|
|Friday||10h00 - 18h00|
|Saturday||10h00 - 18h00|
|Sunday||10h00 - 18h00|