The Zoological Research Museum Alexander Koenig

is a research museum of the Leibniz Association

Opening hours

Opening hours
Tue to Sun: 10:00 to 18:00, last entrance: 17:00h
Web: Until 21:00h (on public holidays until 18:00h), last entrance: 20:00h
Mondays: only on public holidays

Mondays (except on public holidays)
Christmas eve, Christmas day und New year's eve

Entrance fee (1 day ticket)
5,00 € (regular)
2,50 € (discounted)

To the endangered and vanished ones
After Nature
The renowned artist Janet Laurence presents an installation with objects from the scientific collections of the Research Museum Koenig.
Permanent exhibition
Arctic / Antarctic
Whales, penguins, ice bears and other fascinating animals in, under and on the ice guide you into the world of perpetual ice.
Permanent exhibition
Our exhibition "Desert - world of extremes" displays animals using tricks and adaptations to survive.
Permanent exhibition
The African savannah in the atrium forms the heart of the exhibition, mediating the complex relationships between different species in this habitat.

Explore species diversity yourself: Our permanent exhibition offers a genuine nature experience based on naturalistic ecosystem displays.
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„Walking on eight legs“, a 4-day holiday programme about spiders and scorpions. Suitable for children from 8 to 12 years old. Will be carried out in German.
Further Information (in German)

You want to give something special to your childs birthday? Invite the birthday child and its party guests to an unforgettable experience at Museum Koenig!
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Special Exhibitions

Special exhibition
28.09.2019 to 21.06.2020
The exhibition presents the current state of research on these questions and at the same time explains the almost detective methods with which scientists answer questions from a long time ago.
Art exhibition
15.08.2019 to 20.10.2019
Janet Laurence is a contemporary installation artist using a variety of media in her work to address the themes of fragility and loss of our natural world and our varied relationship to it.

Adopt an animal

Adopting an animal exhibit or one of our living "inhabitants" is a very special gift for friends, relatives, for your company or for yourself.

Currently our adoptions support the upcoming rainforest exhibition: Choose your "godchild" and help funding our new exhibition highlight at Museum Koenig.