The Museum für Naturkunde Berlin, Leibniz Institute for Evolution and Biodiversity Science, is an integrated research museum within the Leibniz Association. It is one of the most important research institutions worldwide in the areas of biological and geological evolution and biodiversity. We study life and planet Earth, maintaining a dialogue with people.
Our mission, our vision, our strategy and our structure make our Museum an excellent research museum. We have research partners in Berlin, Germany and approximately 60 other countries. Over 700,000 visitors per year as well as steadily increasing participation in educational and other events show that we have become an innovative communication centre that helps shape the scientific and social dialogue about the future of our earth – worldwide.
Alongside knowledge transfer, research and our collection are the main pillars of the museum’s work. The collection is a unique cultural asset and inextricably linked to our research. It comprises over 30 million items covering zoology palaeontology, geology and mineralogy and is of highest scientific and historical importance.
The permanent exhibitions and regular special exhibitions give you an insight into current research at the museum. They highlight original research objects, encourage and inspire you to find your own route into research and experience ‘evolution in action’ rather than following a given pathway.