Current Information on the Coronavirus (Covid-19)


Due to the encouraging developments regarding the containment of the coronavirus (Covid-19), and positive signals from the federal government, the Natural History Museum Vienna is open again since May 20, 2020.
At the beginning, only the lower floor will be accessible: halls 1 to 18 and the special exhibition “The Moon. Longing, Art and Science ”.
The digital planetarium and the virtual reality station in hall 16, as well as the “Narrenturm”, must remain closed for the time being.
Opening hours from May 20 until June 1, 2020:
Wednesday-Monday: 9 a.m. - 6.30 p.m.
Tuesday: closed
Reduced admission charges from May 20 until June 1, 2020:
Normal: 7 €
Reduced: 5 €
The Natural History Museum Vienna is keeping a close eye on all the latest information on the coronavirus crisis. On this web-page we will keep you up to date on new developments in museum operations and safety regulations. The top priority is the health and safety of our visitors and our employees.



For further information about purchased tickets or cancellation options, please contact:
Purchased tickets for "A Night at the Museum" can be exchanged for tickets for other dates, when the museum has reopened, or can be canceled free of charge.

Use our offer from the comfort of your own home:

You can visit the whole exhibition area virtually on Google Arts&Culture . On this platform you also find a special exhibition on our famous “Venus von Willendorf” and other „Top 100“ – objects.

On the social media-channels Facebook or Instagram we offer digital walks to exhibition objects and through special exhibitions from Monday to Friday.

Here you find films about the museum that give you a detailed view of parts of the collection and on the work behind the scenes. Visit our Youtube-channel to watch a variety of videos about the museum or current exhibitions.

The blog that accompanies the special exhibition Our Moon. Longing, Art and Science keeps you informed about the Moon through interesting articles, photographs, and videos.

You can immerse yourself in the evolution of minerals with the Digitorial (in German). Our Online-games are playful activities with minerals – you can choose between four different games (in German).

You can use our online-collection to find detailed information on our exhibits and the collection of NHM Vienna. Here you find 1011 digital data sets from different subject areas (in German).

We are looking forward to your virtual visit and hope to see you in the museum after the crisis is over!