Welcome to the Zoological Museum Kiel


Dear visitors,
you are welcome within
our following opening hours:
Tue – Fr, 9 am – 5 pm,
Sat, 10 am – 5 pm,
Sun & public holidays 12 am – 4 pm

In order to protect all visitors and the museum's team we ask you to read about the following regulations before visiting us.

Due to current state regulations, a visit to the museum is currently only possible upon presentation of a 2G proof (vaccinated, recoverd) in combination with the visitor's ID-Card.

In the museum, it is compulsory to wear a facial mask (surgical or FFP2 mask). Children under the age of 6 are excepted from this.

In all exhibitions and collections, the hygiene regulations and deposited notices must be observed.

The requirements for general hand hygiene and coughing and sneezing etiquette must be followed. Hand disinfectant is provided at the entrance.

A minimum social distance of 1.5 metres must be maintained to other people. For this purpose, social distancing measures are placed on the floor.

In order to simplify the registration process, we use the application "Luca" which can be downloaded for free and preinstalled on mobile devices before visiting us: https://www.luca-app.de/mein-luca/

For further details, please send your request to our information desk: anmeldung@zoolmuseum.uni-kiel.de. Thank you.

We wish you a pleasant visit!


The Zoological Museum Kiel is one of the oldest natural history museums in Germany. Its beginnings go back to the 17th century. In the 19th century the museum evolved into one of the most significant zoological research institutes in Germany. Thus, the museum archives - until today - unique collections with high scientific and cultural value. This can be seen in the exhibitions: Valuable original preparations from three centuries show the thematic range from the history of the museum to the latest marine research.

Especially impressive is the central hall of the museum. In the year 1881, the Architect Martin Gropius from Berlin created a unique spatial experience of exceptional aesthetics using a fascinating combination of glass, steel and light.


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