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A visit to the museum can be fun, exciting, and informative. Trained museum educators teach the children about the topics and exhibits at the Natural History Museum, make them aware of connections between the objects, and accompany them through the many collections. The tour includes countless animals, rocks, fossils, and prehistoric items.


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Guided tours

The Natural History Museum offers tours and discussions in the museum’s different galleries on a range of topics. All guided tours are adapted to the age and knowledge level of the participants.
Duration: 50 minutes
Number of participants:up to 29 school children per group
Costs:€ 4.00 per school child; minimum of € 60.00
Entrance fee:free of charge up to the age of 19 years; 2 accompanying adults free for every 17 pupils
Topics:- Highlights
- Mammals
- Sharks
- Insects
- Discover snails (April – Sept.)
- Life in the forest
- Life in the rainforest
- Life in the ocean
- Records in the animal kingdom
- Animal senses
- Wild animals – domestic animals
- Fairytale animals
- Cats & Dogs (4. Oct. 2017 2. Apr. 2018)
- Animals in winter (06. Nov. 2017 – 26. Feb. 2018)
-
Eggs galore (28. Feb. – 30. Apr. 2018)
- Dinosaurs and their contemporaries
- Earth – space: journey there and back (school years 3 – 4)
- Monkeying around (school years 1 – 2)
- Mammoths and mammoth hunters
- Stone Age
Downloads:
Registration:It is recommended that groups book three weeks in advance +43 1 52177-335 (Mon 14:00-17:00, Wed-Fri 9:00-12:00)
Online-Registration

Guided action tours

Guided action tours give school children the chance to not only look at the exhibits but also to get up close and touch them. Further highlights include experimenting with materials and observing living animals. All guided tours are adapted to the age and knowledge level of the participants.
Duration: 80 minutes
Number of participants:up to 29 school children per group
Costs:€ 5.00 per school child; minimum of € 75.00
Entrance fee:Free of charge up to the age of 19 years; 2 accompanying adults free for every 17 pupils
Topics:- Life in the forest
- Life in the ocean
- Records in the animal kingdom
- Do you understand what I mean? – Communication
  in animals and humans (school years 4 – 6)
- Animals around the world
- City tweets (school years 3 – 8;
  until December 21, 2017)
- Cats & Dogs (4. Oct. 2017 – 2. Apr. 2018)
- In search of dinosaurs!
- Crystal mystery
- Our Earth
- Family get-together with early relatives
  (school year 3 and above)
- Mammoths and mammoth hunters
- Stone Age
Downloads:
Registration:It is recommended that groups book three weeks in advance +43 1 52177-335 (Mon 14:00-17:00, Wed-Fri 9:00-12:00)
Online-Registration

Workshops

Following a guided tour of the exhibition, the school children work together in small groups.
Duration: 3 hours
Number of participants:up to 29 school children per group
Costs:€ 10.00 per school child; minimum of € 150.00
Entrance fee:free of charge up to the age of 19 years; 2 accompanying adults free for every 17 pupils
Topics:- Dinosaurs and their contemporaries (school years 2 – 6)
- Zoom in on a tiny world (school year 4 and above)
- Wild animals – domestic animals (in the course of the
   exhibition Cats & Dogs;
4. Oct. 2017 – 2. Apr. 2018)
- Animals in winter (06. Nov. 2017 – 26. Feb. 2018)
-
Eggs galore (28. Feb. – 30. Apr. 2018)
Downloads:
Registration:It is recommended that groups book three weeks in advance +43 1 52177-335 (Mon 14:00-17:00, Wed-Fri 9:00-12:00)
Online-Registration

Microtheater


Using high-quality microscopes and video cameras, tiny living organisms are projected onto a large cinema screen.
The main actors in our movie are the living animals and plants themselves. Experienced biologists are on hand to explain and comment on their sometimes surprising behavior. More direct and emotional than even the best natural history documentaries, this live show introduces viewers to the secrets of the fascinating micro-world that is all around us.
Duration: 80 minutes
Number of participants:up to 59 school children per group
Costs:€ 5.00 per school child; minimum of € 75.00
Entrance fee:free of charge up to the age of 19 years; 2 accompanying adults free for every 17 pupils
Topics:- standard microtheater
Registration:It is recommended that groups book three weeks in advance +43 1 52177-335 (Mon 14:00-17:00, Wed-Fri 9:00-12:00)
Online-Registration

Digital Planetarium

In our Digital Planetarium school groups can enjoy live shows and fulldome films in the mornings or take part in the public screenings in the afternoons.
Duration: 30 – 45 minutes
Number of participants:up to 59 school children per group
Costs:€ 3.00 per school child; minimum of € 45.00
Entrance fee:free of charge up to the age of 19 years; 2 accompanying adults free for every 17 pupils
Topics:- Live to the Stars: Journey through the Night
  (Live show, approx. 30 minutes;
  suitable for children in school year 3 and above)

- Dinosaurs at Dusk (45 minutes)
- Life of Trees (33 minutes)
Downloads:
Registration:It is recommended that groups book three weeks in advance +43 1 52177-335 (Mon 14:00-17:00, Wed-Fri 9:00-12:00)
Online-Registration

Guided tours

The Natural History Museum offers tours and discussions in the museum’s different galleries on a range of topics. All guided tours are adapted to the age and knowledge level of the participants.
Duration: 50 minutes
Number of participants:up to 29 school children per group
Costs:€ 4.00 per school child; minimum of € 60.00
Entrance fee:free of charge up to the age of 19 years; 2 accompanying adults free for every 17 pupils
Topics:- Highlights
- Mammals
- Sharks
- Insects
- Discover snails (April – Sept.)
- Life in the forest
- Life in the rainforest
- Life in the ocean
- Records in the animal kingdom
- Animal senses
- Wild animals – domestic animals
- Cats & Dogs (4. Oct. 2017 – 2. Apr. 2018)
- Development of life
- Dinosaurs and their contemporaries
- Meteorites – Messengers from Outer Space
- Changing climate – changing life (school year 7 and above)
- Earth’s system – minerals, rocks, and their formation
- The finite nature of raw materials (school year 7 and above)
- NHM Archeology

Downloads:
Registration:It is recommended that groups book three weeks in advance +43 1 52177-335 (Mon 14:00-17:00, Wed-Fri 9:00-12:00)
Online-Registration

Guided action tours

Guided action tours give school children the chance to not only look at the exhibits but also to get up close and touch them. Further highlights include experimenting with materials and observing living animals. All guided tours are adapted to the age and knowledge level of the participants.
Duration: 80 minutes
Number of participants:up to 29 school children per group
Costs:€ 5.00 per school child; minimum of € 75.00
Entrance fee:free of charge up to the age of 19 years; 2 accompanying adults free for every 17 pupils
Topics:- Life in the forest
- Lift in the ocean
- Do you understand what I mean? – Communication
  in animals and humans (school years 4 6)
- City tweets (until December 21, 2017)
- Cats & Dogs (4. Oct. 2017 – 2. Apr. 2018)
- From the Big Bang to Homo sapiens
  (school year 7 and above)
- Development of Life
- The Earth’s System – minerals, rocks and their formation
- The beginning of everything (until August 20, 2017)
- Family get-together with early relatives
- Solve the Murder Mystery
- NHM Archeology
- NHM Archeology & Planetarium

Downloads:
Registration:It is recommended that groups book three weeks in advance +43 1 52177-335 (Mon 14:00-17:00, Wed-Fri 9:00-12:00)
Online-Registration

Workshops

Following a guided tour of the exhibition, the school children work together in small groups.
Duration: 3 hours
Number of participants:up to 29 school children per group
Costs:€ 10.00 per school child; minimum of € 150.00
Entrance fee:free of charge up to the age of 19 years; 2 accompanying adults free for every 17 pupils
Topics:- Dinosaurs and their contemporaries (until school year 6)
- Solve the murder mystery
- Development of life (school year 7 and above) 
- What’s inside a mobile phone? (school year 7 and above)
- Zoom in on a tiny world - observe and understand
- Wild animals – domestic animals (in the course of the
   exhibition Cats & Dogs; 4. Oct. 2017 – 2. Apr. 2018)
Downloads:
Registration:It is recommended that groups book three weeks in advance +43 1 52177-335 (Mon 14:00-17:00, Wed-Fri 9:00-12:00)
Online-Registration

Microtheater

Using high-quality microscopes and video cameras, tiny living organisms are projected onto a large cinema screen.
The main actors in our movie are the living animals and plants themselves. Experienced biologists are on hand to explain and comment on their sometimes surprising behavior. More direct and emotional than even the best natural history documentaries, this live show introduces viewers to the secrets of the fascinating micro-world that is all around us.
Duration: 80 minutes
Number of participants:up to 59 school children per group
Costs:€ 5.00 per school child; minimum of € 75.00
Entrance fee:free of charge up to the age of 19 years; 2 accompanying adults free for every 17 pupils
Topics:- standard microtheater
Registration:It is recommended that groups book three weeks in advance +43 1 52177-335 (Mon 14:00-17:00, Wed-Fri 9:00-12:00)
Online-Registration

Digital Planetarium

In our Digital Planetarium school groups can enjoy live shows and fulldome films in the mornings or take part in the public screenings in the afternoons.
All films can be shown in a range of languages. Please ask for details when booking.
Duration: 30-45 minutes
Number of participants:up to 59 school children per group
Costs:€ 3.00 per school child; minimum of € 45.00
Entrance fee:free of charge up to the age of 19 years; 2 accompanying adults free for every 17 pupils
Topics:- Live to the Stars: Journey through the Night
   (live show, approx. 30 minutes)
- Life: A Cosmic Story
  (26 minutes; school year 7 and above)
- Origins of Life
  (23 minutes; school year 7 and above)
- Realm of Light  
  (25 minutes;
school year 7 and above)
- Supervolcanoes (24 minutes; school year 7 and above)
- Dynamic Earth: Changing Climate
  (24 minutes; school year 7 and above)
- Fragile Planet: The Blue Planet and Life in Space
  (26 minutes; school year 7 and above)
- Violent Universe (26 minutes; school year 7 and above)
- Journey to a Billion Suns
  (30 minutes, school year 5 and above)
- From Earth to the Universe
  (30 minutes, school year 5 and above)
Downloads:
Registration:It is recommended that groups book three weeks in advance +43 1 52177-335 (Mon 14:00-17:00, Wed-Fri 9:00-12:00)
Online-Registration

Above the rooftops of Vienna

The historical guided tour takes participants on an entertaining journey through the Natural History Museum Vienna. School children have the chance to take a look behind the scenes of a world-renowned scientific collection and find out what the NHM’s researchers are working on. The highlight of the tour is the view from the roof of the NHM overlooking Vienna city center.
Age: from 12 years of age
Duration: 50 minutes
Number of participants:up to 29 school children per group
Costs:€ 8.00 per school child; minimum of € 80.00
Entrance fee:free of charge up to the age of 19 years; 2 accompanying adults free for every 17 pupils
Registration:It is recommended that groups book three weeks in advance +43 1 52177-335 (Mon 14:00-17:00, Wed-Fri 9:00-12:00)
Online-Registration

Guided tours

The Natural History Museum offers tours and discussions in the museum’s galleries on a range of topics. All guided tours are adapted to the age and knowledge level of the participants.
Duration: 50 minutes
Number of participants:up to 29 school children per group
Costs:€ 4.00 per school child; minimum of € 60.00
Entrance fee:free of charge up to the age of 19 years; 2 accompanying adults free for every 17 pupils
Topics:- Highlights
- Mammals
- Sharks
- Insects
- Life in the forest
- Life in the rainforest
- Life in the ocean
- Animal senses
- Wild animals – domestic animals
- Cats & Dogs (4. Oct. 2017 – 2. Apr. 2018)
- Development of life
- Changing climate – changing life
- Earth’s system – minerals, rocks and their formation
- Meteorites – messengers from space
- The finite nature of raw materials
- NHM Archeology
Downloads:
Registration:It is recommended that groups book three weeks in advance +43 1 52177-335 (Mon 14:00-17:00, Wed-Fri 9:00-12:00)
Online-Registration

Guided action tours

Guided action tours give school children the chance to not only look at the exhibits but also to get up close and touch them. Further highlights include experimenting with materials and observing living animals. All guided tours are adapted to the age and knowledge level of the participants.
Duration: 80 minutes
Number of participants:up to 29 school children per group
Costs:€ 5.00 per school child; minimum of € 75.00
Entrance fee:free of charge up to the age of 19 years; 2 accompanying adults free for every 17 pupils
Topics:- Life in the ocean
- From the Big Bang to Homo sapiens
- Development of Life
- The Earth’s System – minerals, rocks and their formation
- Look and lifestyle of our early ancestors
- Bone Hunters
- Solve the Murder Mystery
- NHM Archeology
- NHM Archeology & Planetarium
- Cat’s Cradle & Lion’s Den ( May 31, – October 08, 2017)
Downloads:
Registration:It is recommended that groups book three weeks in advance +43 1 52177-335 (Mon 14:00-17:00, Wed-Fri 9:00-12:00)
Online-Registration

Workshops

Following a guided tour of the exhibition, the school children work together in small groups.
Duration: 3 hours
Number of participants:up to 29 school children per group
Costs:€ 10.00 per school child; minimum of € 150.00
Entrance fee:free of charge up to the age of 19 years; 2 accompanying adults free for every 17 pupils
Topics:- Development of life
- "What’s inside a mobile phone?"
- Solve the murder mystery
Downloads:
Registration:It is recommended that groups book three weeks in advance +43 1 52177-335 (Mon 14:00-17:00, Wed-Fri 9:00-12:00)
Online-Registration

Microtheater

Using high-quality microscopes and video cameras, tiny living organisms are projected onto a large cinema screen.
The main actors in our movie are the living animals and plants themselves. Experienced biologists are on hand to explain and comment on their sometimes surprising behavior. More direct and emotional than even the best natural history documentaries, this live show introduces viewers to the secrets of the fascinating micro-world that is all around us.
Duration: 80 minutes
Number of participants:up to 59 school children per group
Costs:€ 5.00 per school child; minimum of € 75.00
Entrance fee:free of charge up to the age of 19 years; 2 accompanying adults free for every 17 pupils
Topics:- standard microtheater
Registration:It is recommended that groups book three weeks in advance +43 1 52177-335 (Mon 14:00-17:00, Wed-Fri 9:00-12:00)
Online-Registration

Digital Planetarium

In our Digital Planetarium school groups can enjoy live shows and fulldome films in the mornings or take part in the public screenings in the afternoons.
All films can be shown in a range of languages. Please ask for details when booking.
Duration: 30-45 minutes
Number of participants:up to 59 school children per group
Costs:€ 3.00 per school child; minimum of € 45.00
Entrance fee:free of charge up to the age of 19 years; 2 accompanying adults free for every 17 pupils
Topics:- Live to the Stars: Journey through the Night
  (live show, appox. 30 minutes)
- Life: A Cosmic Story
  (26 minutes; school year 7 and above)
- Origins of Life
  (23 minutes; school year 7 and above)
- Realm of Light
  (25 minutes; school year 7 and above)
- Supervolcanoes (24 minutes; school year 7 and above)
- Dynamic Earth: Changing Climate
  (24 minutes; school year 7 and above)
- Fragile Planet: The Blue Planet and Life in Space
  (26 minutes; school year 7 and above)
- Violent Universe (26 minutes; school year 7 and above)
- Journey to a billion Suns (30 minutes)
- From Earth to the Universe (30 minutes)
-
Phantom of the Universums (school year 9 and above)
 
Downloads:
Registration:It is recommended that groups book three weeks in advance +43 1 52177-335 (Mon 14:00-17:00, Wed-Fri 9:00-12:00)
Online-Registration

Above the rooftops of Vienna

The historical guided tour takes participants on an entertaining journey through the Natural History Museum Vienna. The school children have the chance to take a look behind the scenes of a world-renowned scientific collection and find out what the NHM researchers are working on. The highlight of the tour is the view from the roof of the NHM overlooking Vienna city center.
Age: from 12 years of age
Duration: 50 minutes
Number of participants:up to 29 school children per group
Costs:€ 8.00 per school child; minimum of € 80.00
Entrance fee:free of charge up to the age of 19 years; 2 accompanying adults free for every 17 pupils
Registration:It is recommended that groups book three weeks in advance +43 1 52177-335 (Mon 14:00-17:00, Wed-Fri 9:00-12:00)
Online-Registration
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Highlight treasure hunt


Discover the 50 top exhibits at the Natural History Museum Vienna with all your senses. All worksheets needed for the treasure hunt can be downloaded free of charge from the NHM’s homepage.

Recommended for children in school year 5 and above
Duration: approx. 1.5 hours

no booking required; no support provided by museum educators

The worksheets are only available in German:

 
Download Forscherbögen (PDF, 2.777 KB)
Download Steckbriefe (PDF, 2.156 KB)


 
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From the Big Bang to Homo sapiens

A fun treasure hunt through the history of Planet Earth in 24 selected exhibits.
 


Recommended for children in school year 7 and above

Duration: at least 1 hour

No support provided by museum educators


Please enter your preferred time and date in our booking calendar.


If you experience problems printing out a PDF via your browser, please save it locally and then print it out.

The documents are only available in German:
 
Download Forscherbögen (PDF, 368 KB), doppelseitig ausdrucken
Download Fachinfos (PDF, 170 KB)
Download Fachinfos "light" (PDF, 1.377 KB)
Download Objektfotos (PDF, 11.021 KB)
Download Quellen (PDF, 81 KB)