Zoological and Paleontological Museums of the University of Zurich

  Karl Schmid-Strasse 4      (+41) 44 634 38 38     more than a year ago

Animals large and small are displayed stuffed or as skeletons here: jaguars, kangaroos, platypuses, giant crabs. You’ll be amazed what exists in the animal kingdom. Insects can be viewed under a microscope, and your children and you can listen to the songs of 280 different birds, and see them as well. The paleontological section features marine dinosaurs from when Switzerland was covered by an ocean, as well as giant ammonite fossils, land dinosaurs like triceratops and skeletons of woolly mammoths. Children love the animals, but if they tire of that there’s a sandpit where they can do their own bit of excavation or giant animal puzzles. Unfortunately all texts are in German, but we have found that isn’t a problem for children and even for adults it’s a fascinating cabinet of wonders. Nominally these are two separate museums, but as a visitor you hardly notice. No café, but a rest area where you can eat your own food.


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Open 10:00 - 17:00. Closed Mon.

Price/Additional Info

Admission free


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