The museum today

Museum heute

The Zoological Museum Kiel, as a university institution, is in an area of tension between research, education and publicity. The most important foundation of this museum is its extensive collections. They represent archives of life and are made available to researchers worldwide via modern collection magazines and online databases – as well as their historical archives and books.

As part of the Zoological Institute of the CAU, the museum with its collections is integrated into the Bachelor and Master degree course. Additionally, the museum offers special qualification – starting with museum-specific research internships to dissertations.

The exhibitions impart modern insights from marine research, zoology and evolution based on the historical collections. At the heart are always the valuable original preparations. The fascination for the object is just as important as the information.