Family event

Almost like in the movie: To spend one night at the museum and experience thrilling moments there.

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26. Oct.

Night at the Museum >> SOLD OUT

Exclusive Family Event, all in german
Fr 26.10., 8 p.m. – Sa 27.10., 9 a.m.
For children 5 years and older, only when accompanied by an adult.
Limited capacity, registration by email mandatory: nmb@bs.ch, subject: Night at the Museum
Children: CHF 40.–, Adults: CHF 60.–, incl. breakfast

Spend a night in the museum? It sounds like in the movie! Exactly, but our animals do not come alive. Nevertheless, it is a special experience, to roll out his sleeping bag next to the mammoth and moving around with the flashlights in the museum at night. We offer this special experience exclusively to children accompanied by adults.
One adult can host a maximum of 3 children.

04. Nov.

Identification Day

Crystal, pebble or petrification? Geology
Bring us your discoveries – we will tell you
what they are.
3 – 5 p.m.
Free Admission

Did you find a bone and do not know which animal it once belonged to? Have you had a beautiful stone on the dresser for a long time and you want to know where it came from and how valuable it is? Whether stone, beetle, spider or bone: bring us the finds that you made on your walk or hike. Our experts will take a close look and tell you what you are holding in your hands.

Once a year our biologists take care of your finds directly at the museum, the other time our geologists are present. Have you found a bird feather and want to have it determined outside of the identification days? No problem. Even if our experts in charge are not on site, you may always bring us your find. We collect it and contact you as soon as the expert has dealt with it.

06. Dec.

AFTER HOURS. CHILL AT THE MUSEUM

For everyone who likes the extraordinary
6 – 11 p.m.
Free admission, drinks extra

Visiting the temporary exhibition 'Into The Ear' for free, sipping a cool drink afterwards in our cosy bar at the museum. Although this year's special exhibition was conceived as a family exhibition, we invite you to this sensory experience. As you know - in every man or woman there is still a child.

26. Jan.

Guided tour in English through the exhibition Into the Ear

14.00 – 15.00
Admission to the exhibition, guided tour included

Ears are unique. Like a fingerprint, our ear belongs unmistakably to us. We must have looked at our ears a few times already. But who can claim to have ever been inside an ear? We make it possible on a unique tour at the museum.

Ears can do much more than hearing. What we see from the ear, the outer ear, is to a certain extent only the tip of an iceberg, because inside the ear it goes right to the point. There is the middle ear, which so often causes us pain as children, or the inner ear, where the sense of balance sits.

In the upcoming special exhibition, which will be an eventful family exhibition, young and old will be amazed at how an ear is constructed in humans and animals, how vertebrates hear, how they produce sounds or how the ear has developed over time. We explain why diving creates pressure in the ear, what the ear has to do with dizziness or what happens when the smallest bones of the body - hammer, stirrup and anvil - do not work together as they should.

For once the destination of your journey is not far away, but very close, inside the body. On the tour you can try out, guess, create and test. Room-high, walkable models let you immerse deeper and deeper into the organ, which is also described as the path to the heart.