Current Information on the Coronavirus (Covid-19)


Due to the encouraging developments regarding the containment of the coronavirus (Covid-19), and positive signals from the federal government, all areas of the Natural History Museum Vienna are open again since June 1, 2020!
The pathologic-anatomical collection in the “Narrenturm” must remain closed for the time being.

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In order to reduce the risk of further spread of Covid-19, it is required to wear face masks in the entire area of the Natural History Museum Vienna. Please use your protective mask over your nose and mouth when entering the building. You can also buy masks in the museum shop. Disinfectant dispensers are available in the whole building.
We look forward to your visit - stay safe!

Opening hours:
Thursday-Monday: 9 a.m. - 6.30 p.m.
Wednesday: 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Tuesday: closed

Please respect the safety measures when visiting the museum: Keep your distance and wash your hands. Disinfectants are also available at the museum.
It is recommended to wear a protective mask over your nose and mouth!

The Natural History Museum Vienna is keeping a close eye on all the latest information on the coronavirus crisis. On this web-page we will keep you up to date on new developments in museum operations and safety regulations. The top priority is the health and safety of our visitors and our employees.



All ticket-information here.
You can also buy your tickets online.
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Use our offer from the comfort of your own home:

You can visit the whole exhibition area virtually on Google Arts&Culture . On this platform you also find a special exhibition on our famous “Venus von Willendorf” and other „Top 100“ – objects.

On the social media-channels Facebook or Instagram we offer digital walks to exhibition objects and through special exhibitions from Monday to Friday.

Here you find films about the museum that give you a detailed view of parts of the collection and on the work behind the scenes. Visit our Youtube-channel to watch a variety of videos about the museum or current exhibitions.

The blog that accompanies the special exhibition Our Moon. Longing, Art and Science keeps you informed about the Moon through interesting articles, photographs, and videos.

You can immerse yourself in the evolution of minerals with the Digitorial (in German). Our Online-games are playful activities with minerals – you can choose between four different games (in German).

You can use our online-collection to find detailed information on our exhibits and the collection of NHM Vienna. Here you find 1011 digital data sets from different subject areas (in German).

We are looking forward to your virtual visit and hope to see you in the museum after the crisis is over!