Protect yourself and us

We have taken a number of protective measures so that you can relax and enjoy your visit even in corona times. These are based on the COVID 19 regulations of the federal and cantonal authorities.
Please note the following basic rules:

- Groups of maximum 5 people
- Observe the rule of distance from other people
- Follow hand hygiene; disinfection material available in the museum
- Restricted numbers of visitors
- Protective masks optional when visiting the exhibition, mandatory when participating in events; please bring your own protective masks
- Visitor guidance is signaled
- Regular cleaning by museum staff

Further information

04. Oct.

Identification Day 'What's this?'

3 – 5 p.m.
Free Admission

Have you made a discovery in the wild that you would like to know more about? Or have you observed a natural phenomenon that you would like to get to the bottom of?

Our experts use their specialist knowledge to help determine minerals, fossils, bones, feathers, insects or other treasures found and to answer your questions.

On our Identification Days, the professionals await you in the museum and are ready to answer your questions. Bring your findings or show us your photos or videos. Tell us about your experiences and your observations. We look forward to solving the mysteries of nature together.

09. Oct.

Night at the Museum – FULLY BOOKED

Exclusive Family Event, all in German
Fr 09.10., 8 p.m. – Sa 10.10., 9 a.m.
For children between 6 and 10 years, only when accompanied by an adult.
Limited capacity, registration by phone mandatory +41 61 266 55 00
Children: CHF 40.–, Adults: CHF 60.–, incl. breakfast

Spending a night in a museum and roaming rooms with a flashlight? Sounds like a movie! Exactly, except that with us, the animals don't come alive. Nevertheless, it is a special experience to unroll the sleeping bag next to a skeleton - unforgettable impressions are guaranteed. We offer this special tickle exclusively to children accompanied by adults. An adult can take a maximum of three children with him.

Special rates for members of the 'Friends of the Natural History Museum Basel' association and for holders of the 'Family Pass'.

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30. Oct.

Night at the Museum – FULLY BOOKED

Exclusive Family Event, all in German
Fr 30.10., 8 p.m. – Sa 31.10., 9 a.m.
For children between 6 and 10 years, only when accompanied by an adult.
Limited capacity, registration by phone mandatory +41 61 266 55 00
Children: CHF 40.–, Adults: CHF 60.–, incl. breakfast

Spending a night in a museum and roaming rooms with a flashlight? Sounds like a movie! Exactly, except that with us, the animals don't come alive. Nevertheless, it is a special experience to unroll the sleeping bag next to a skeleton - unforgettable impressions are guaranteed. We offer this special tickle exclusively to children accompanied by adults. An adult can take a maximum of three children with him.

Special rates for members of the 'Friends of the Natural History Museum Basel' association and for holders of the 'Family Pass'.

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19. Nov.

Opening Temporary Exhibition EARTH AT ITS LIMITS

6.30 p.m.
Free admission