Natural History Museum

At Naturhistorisk Museum, the Natural History Museum in Aarhus you can experience the abundance of life inhabiting the earth. Experience the museum's four permanent exhibitions and changing special exhibitions. This includes getting close-up to the animals on the African savanna or time travelling through the Danish landscape from the Ice Age to the present day.

Visit the AnimaliA exhibition – the A to Z of survival – which gives a different perspective on evolution. And be sure not to miss the museum's most recent exhibition: The Global Backyard, portraying the vast diversity of life on earth.

Fun activities

Be sure also to pop by the skeleton sheep to see if you can assemble the skeleton of a sheep correctly. And you can test yourself in our museum garden where you can find out if you can jump as a long as a puma, and compete against other animals' records.

During all major school holidays there are many special activities on the bill. How about watching a live dissection, or touching a snake! Check out Facebook and the calendar on the website for what's going on.

What is the Natural History Museum really?

This museum is the second largest of its kind in Denmark, both in terms of the size of its collections and exhibit space. The museum exhibition comprises more than 5,000 different animals from all over the world – many in settings displaying their natural habitats. The purpose of the museum is to promote research within the field of natural history and to make the public aware of the scientific results within this area. Visitors with disabilities can get around everywhere in the exhibitions.

Voted best in town

In 2014 the Natural History Museum in Aarhus was voted the best museum in town by a Danish website with city activities for kids (Bø

The Molslaboratoriet Research Station

You can also pay a visit to the Molslaboratoriet research station located in the scenic Mols Bjerge area approx. 40 minutes by car from Aarhus. Even though it is a research station, you are still welcome to go for a stroll along the marked trails. You can borrow equipment for free to take with you out into nature to learn something new about lizards, stones, butterflies, and much much more.

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The museum is closed December 24th., and 31th and January 1th.


Opening hours

01/01/2018 - 30/12/2018 Monday - Sunday 10:00 - 16:00

Admission Price




90.00 DKK

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8000 Aarhus C


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  • Classification

    • Saint Hannes Cross
  • Discount

    • AarhusCARD (Gratis entré / Free enterence)
  • Facilities

    • Coach park
    • Possibility for active participation
    • Museum shop/News stand
    • Activities for children
    • Packed lunch permitted
    • Offers live demonstrations
  • Type

    • Natural history museum



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