This is honestly one of the best natural history museums I have visited. The main feature right now is the preparation of museum specimens, and they have some truly stunning taxidermy out. They have an exhibition on flies at the moment as well, which is well laid out and highly educational.
Also in the second and third pictures, you can see these binoculars in the entrance hall. These are basically virtual reality binoculars, and when you look at one of the dinosaurs, it adds muscles and organs, then skin, and then environment so you can watch the skeleton take life. Really well done.
i was doing some research on natural history museums for a paper i had to do for conservation biology & came across the Museum Für Naturkunde’s Special Exhibition, Biopolis, which runs until the 31st of july 2012. i think it’s a great way to make people aware of how urban sprawl is affecting non-human species’ habitat distribution ranges & make us appreciate the biodiversity within cities–that there are “unwanted” species around us, not just the domesticated species we’ve co-evolved with as our ~mainstream companions lol. & i’ve chosen to post the fox just because of reasons. i wish i could go and see the exhibit :3
I got really excited when I walked in the building and saw these, unfortunately for my friends, that meant I was telling random dinosaur facts ALL DAAAY. If you’re ever in Berlin you should give this place a visit (it’s only €6 entry if you’re not persuaded by the DINOSAAAURS)