Identification service /
The staff of the Natural History Museum love to share their knowledge, identify minerals, fossils or birds, provide information about the lives of bats or offer advice on how to get pests out of the kitchen.
Enquiries from companies attract a fee.
Gemstones cannot be determined.
You can also bring your finds to the museum several times a year and find out what you have netted with experts from the museum. At the so-called Profi Talk, you have the opportunity to talk to the scientists about minerals, fossils or insects. They know countless exciting stories behind the objects from nature.
The next Profi Talk will take place on:
Sunday, October 23, 2022, 14.00 - 17.00 Admission free
We will determine your treasures free of charge and will be happy to answer any questions you may have. What cannot be determined on site or needs special examination, we will gladly accept and contact you at a later date. And who knows: Maybe we will even exhibit your treasure in the museum for a certain time?
Palaeontology (Invertebrates & Plants)
Phone +41 61 266 55 63
Head of Life Sciences / Curator Invertebrates
Phone +41 61 266 55 44
Bones & Teeth (Vertebrates)
Head of Earth Sciences / Curator Vertebrate Palaeontology
Phone +41 61 266 55 87