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Tue-Sat 10 am - 5 pm, Sun 10 am - 1 pm
The zoological museum is one of the twelve exhibition facilities of Kiel University. It was designed by the architects Martin Gropius and Prof. Karl Möbius from Berlin as Zoological Institute and Museum. Today the building is a modern daylight museum. In a large hall the exhibition "From the whale to single-celled organisms" is presented. In its centre the skeleton of a not fully-grown blue whale is exhibited. A study exhibition shows European birds, which are arranged according to the scientific order. On the ground floor two changing exhibitions per year present ecological interrelations of a symbiosis or, if possible, results of recent research.
Collections: samples of different expeditions (e.g. "First plankton expedition 1889"), tropical bird skins of the "round-the-world-sailing-tour of the Galathea" from 1845-1849, collections of insects and molluscs - among them several butterfly collections from Schleswig-Holstein - as well as scientific comparative collections of beetles, dipterans and sawflies.
An example of an extinct great auk and a complete skeleton of an also extinct solitaire (dodo-like bird species) belong to the zoological treasures.
thematic focus: Natural history
2,- €, children 1,- €
Students of biology run the educational programme. They offer a programme that changes every six month.
Often the offers are combined with outdoor experiences.
A “Zoologicum” (seminar room) with 12 binoculars and the possibility to make video projections of microscopic views is available.
Please call +49 (0)431 880-5170 during our opening hours to make an appointment and to determine a topic.
By car: follow the signs "Fähren / Oslokai", the museum is located 150 metres north of the "Ostseekai"
By bus: No 22, 32/33, 61/62, 705
bus stop Schlossgarten
Parking facilities: car park at the museum, Jensendamm multi-storey car park
Förde steam boat: “Seegarten” landing stage
I bil: skilte mod færger/Oslokaj. Museet ligger 150 m nord for Ostseekai.
Parkering: P-plads ved museet og parkeringshus Jensendamm
Med bus: linje 22, 32/33, 61/62, 705
Kielerfjordens rutefærge: anløbsplads “Seegarten”