Natural History Museum in Vienna
The city of Vienna boasts a range of interesting museums, and the Natural History Museum, called Naturhistorisches Museum, is one of them. The museum is home to 39 exhibit halls and several world-famous objects, and should not be missed. During your visit you can see the permanent collections and the special, temporary exhibitions. The museum space consists of two floors with gemstones, earth history, dinosaurs and much more. Stop by for an educational and exciting afternoon in beautiful Vienna.
World history in ViennaThe exhibitions and displays will leave you in awe and you are sure to learn a new thing or two. To get more fun facts, try the guided tour which runs in English every Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 15:00. The knowledgeable guides will give you additional insight into the collections as well as exciting, new updates on research done at the facility. Apart from housing meteors and skeletons, there are also about 60 scientists working in various departments at the facility. This has made the museum one of the largest non-university research centers in Austria, so if you are lucky you may be one of the first to hear about their latest breakthroughs.
The exhibition highlightsStart your journey on the first floor, dedicated to all things wild. Learn about different species, ranging from microcosms to vertebrates, and see the habitats they live in. Head down to the mezzanine level to learn more about evolution and history. Here you will get to explore the different building blocks of the earth as well as some rare rocks from Mars and outer space. Check out the fossils and impressive dinosaurs, and do not forget to see the main attractions, the 29,500 year-old Venus of Willendorf and a Steller’s sea cow that went extinct more than 200 years ago.
The perfect family activityIf you are travelling with kids, the museum is the perfect place to spend an afternoon. Not only will you learn something new and exciting, but all of you will also have access to the museum’s great interactive displays. Depending on how quickly you go through the exhibits, you need anything from two to five hours in the museum. The building itself is also a masterpiece, and worth a few minutes of exploration. The museum also has a cafeteria and a spot for you and your family to rest your legs if that is needed. In other words, you have everything you need here for a fun day of learning and seeing cool things in the Austrian capital.
When staying at the Radisson Blu Style Hotel, Vienna attractions are never far away, and the Natural History Museum is located only a mere kilometer away from the hotel.