Our museum is also a research institution

For researchers

Eine Wissenschaftlerin untersucht Proben unter dem Mikroskop
Estée Bochud NMBE Rodriguez

The museum's collections contain about 6.5 millions objects. The scientific collections are not open to the public, but its material is available for research purposes and didactical projects. For enquiries, please contact the curator of the relevant part of the collection.

Scientific Journal of the Natural History Museum Bern

Contributions to Natural History is the scientific journal of the Natural History Museum Bern. It publishes papers from the fields of zoology, palaeontology and geology (incl. mineralogy and meteorology). The articles should be related to scientific collections. In zoology, the focus is on taxonomy and systematics, biodiversity, morphology, faunistics, biogeography and other aspects of organismal biology.