We look forward to your visit

Planing your visit

Opening hours


2 pm – 5 pm

Tuesday, Thursday, Friday

9 am - 5 pm


9 am – 6 pm

Saturday, Sunday

10 am – 5 pm


New Year's Day, Good Friday, Easter Sunday, Ascension Day, Whit Sunday, 1st August, 10 September: Firm's outing, «Zibelemärit», 24 December, Christmas Day and 31 December


Easter Monday, Whit Monday, 26 December (Boxing Day), 2 January (Berchtold’s Day). On these public holidays the following opening times apply: 10 am – 5 pm.


Die Ausstellung «Tiere der Schweiz» ist vom 23. April bis zum 7. Mai 2019 nicht zugänglich! Grund dafür ist das jährliche Schädlings-Monitoring.

Entrance fee


CHF 10.00

students, senior citizens, handicapped persons, groups of 10 and more persons

CHF 8.00

members of the Natural History Museum Association

CHF 2.00

children and youths (up to 16), schools


We accept

Kultur LEGI card, Swiss Museum Pass (for sale at the museum's cash desk), Museums Pass Musée (for sale at the museum's cash desk), Reka cheques, Raiffeisen card, Jugendkulturpass 16-26

Address and access

46.9421412, 7.4489427

Natural History Museum Bernastrasse 15 3005 Berne Switzerland


From the main railway station take tram no. 6 (Worb), no. 7 (Ostring), no. 8 (Saali) or bus nr. 19 (Elfenau) to Helvetiaplatz. 3 minutes on foot to the museum. 


There is a limited number of parking spaces (blue zone) around the museum.

Practical indications

Food and beverage

In our cafeteria, we serve drinks and snacks. Besides, there is a menu of the day at midday (please book in advance).


You can surf for free in the entire museum.

Foreign-language visitors

Part of the exhibitions' texts is bilingual. You'll find addtitional translations on the multimedia guide app «izi Travel» (FR, EN, IT, JP). You can download the app here for free.


Taking pictures and making films is allowed in the entire museum. Share your pictures with the hashtag #NMBern.

Persons with a disability

The museum is wheelchair accessible. Feel free to ask our staff for help.


Picnic is allowed in the picnic area on the first and third floor as well as in the garden.

Important information for school classes: The space available in the picnic areas is limited and reservations are not possible.


Dogs are not allowed in the exhibitions, with the exception of guide dogs.


The exhibitions are accessible to prams. Entrance/exit is located next to the cafeteria. You'll find a changing table in the toilets on the groundfloor.