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, 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.

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

proARTe card, Kultur LEGI card, Swiss Museum Pass, 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


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. 

Kirchenfeld Bridge diversion (from 23 July 2018)

During the renovation of the Kirchenfeld Bridge from 23 July to 9 November 2018 (currently anticipated), the bridge will also be off limits to public transport. You can reach the museum using the replacement bus connection for tram lines 7 (Ostring) and 8 (Saali) from the main station to the Aegertenstrasse stop. It is then a two-minute walk to the museum.

You can cross the bridge at any time on foot or wheeling a bicycle. Find more information at kirchenfeldbruecke.ch.


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 floor and in the garden.


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.