Welcome to the Zoological Museum Kiel


Dear visitors,
the museum is reopened to visitors.

Our new opening hours:
Tue – Fr, 9 am – 5 pm,
Sat, 10 am – 5 pm,
Sun & public holidays 12 am – 4 pm

In preparation for your visit, please notice our restrictions during pandemics. It is mandatory, that all visitors wear a surgical mask or "FFP2-mask" and registrate at the cash desk. 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.


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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