14. Oct.

Launch Photo Contest Snapshot

Send us your best nature picture. We present it at the Museum.

Have you taken a touching, impressive or funny nature or animal picture? Send it to us and win a tempting prize from the traditional Basel Fotohaus.

Further Information

01. Nov.

Night at the Museum

Exclusive Family Event, all in German
Fr 01.11., 7 p.m. – Sa 02.11., 9 a.m.
For children between 6 – 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

Spend a night at the museum and roam the rooms with your flashlight? That sounds just like a movie! Exactly, except that the animals don't come alive here. Still, it is a special experience to roll out your sleeping bag under the whale skeleton - unforgettable impressions will be guaranteed. We offer this special tickle exclusively to children accompanied by adults. An adult can take a maximum of three children with them.

Special prices for members of the 'Verein Freunde des Naturhistorischen Museums Basel' and for owners of the 'Familienpass'.

07. Nov.

Opening Special Exhibition 'Wildlife Photographer of the Year'

6.30 p.m.
Free admission

The Natural History Museum Basel presentes 2019's best wildlife photographs of the year. Breath taking landscapes, surprising animal portraits and dramatic spectacles of nature allowed you to immerse yourself in the beauty and magic of nature.

'Wildlife Photographer of the Year' is the world's biggest and most prestigious competition for nature photography. Each year, the photographs set new standards against which animal and nature photography are measured.

'Wildlife Photographer of the Year' is owned and developed by the Natural History Museum, London.

17. Nov.

Guided Tour in English 'Wildlife Photographer of the Year'

3.30 – 4.30 p.m.
Admission to the exhibition, guided tour included

The Natural History Museum Basel presents 2019's best wildlife photographs of the year. Breath taking landscapes, surprising animal portraits and dramatic spectacles of nature allowed you to immerse yourself in the beauty and magic of nature.

'Wildlife Photographer of the Year' is the world's biggest and most prestigious competition for nature photography. Each year, the photographs set new standards against which animal and nature photography are measured.

'Wildlife Photographer of the Year' is owned and developed by the Natural History Museum, London.