Museum of Natural History and Technology
Giant dinosaurs from prehistoric times come together at the Haus der Natur with milestones of space travel, diverse underwater worlds and reptiles from the most distant corners of the globe. The journey into the human body is guaranteed to astonish you, as will the interactive experiments in the Science Center.
From primordial times into the future
The Haus der Natur in Salzburg is one of the biggest magnets for the general public in the city. Roaming through the museum, visitors discover the most fascinating aspects of Mother Nature. Right at the entrance, giant dinosaurs show us what the world must have looked like millions of years ago. And only a few steps away, a view out into the endless universe gives us insights into milestones of space travel.
Science Center: Hands-on technology
Physics and technology to touch and “grasp” in the Science Center. Here, visitors – big and small – can experiment to their hearts’ content. Generate electricity with the help of turbines, fly through the room on a floating platform, or build a bridge and then try it out for yourself. The Science Center is 100 percent interactive.
The museum lives
Avid fans of the underwater world love nothing more than to gaze into the aquarium: The colorful coral reefs and fascinating underwater landscapes invite you to look and dream. Elsewhere, foreign cultures and life forms take you to some of the most remote regions on Earth. In the reptile zoo, visitors can look forward to exciting encounters with live snakes and lizards.
The Human Body
How does seeing, hearing and smelling actually work? And what about our heart and lungs? Curious visitors will find the answers to these questions and more as they explore the permanent interactive exhibition aptly named “The Human Body”. As you take this journey deep inside yourself, you will gain a whole new perspective and appreciation for how the body functions.
Colorful variety of exhibitions
Numerous exhibits allow visitors to make even more discoveries: from the Arctic to the tropical rainforest, from our local rivers to distant deserts, from bizarre creatures of the ocean depths to fabulous crystalline treasures from deep below the Earth’s surface – when you have seen all of this, one thing will become very clear: Nature is, and will remain the biggest adventure we will ever encounter.
- Until September 2018: “Pictures of the Heavens: Astrophotography at the Haus der Natur”
- Until July 2019: “Our changing homeland: 200 years of man & environment in Salzburg”
Guided tours by prior arrangement (by telephone) at least 2 weeks before
Handicapped persons: The museum is wheelchair-accessible.
Dogs not allowed (except assistance dogs)
Guided tours open to the public:
- Every Thursday, when sky is clear, without reservation
- January-March: 8 pm, April: 9 pm, May: 10 pm, June: 10:30 pm, July/August: 10 pm, September: 9 pm, October-December: 8 pm
- Admission free, donations welcome
A new observatory opens in Nussdorf in summer 2018! The very latest information is available at www.hausdernatur.at