Long Night of Museums
Saturday, 07. October 2023, 18:00 Uhr |
The ORF Long Night of Museums at NHM Vienna and in the Pathological-anatomical Collection in the Narrenturm.
The Natural History Museum Vienna (NHM) is a cultural and historical gem and at the same time a significant natural science institution, with collections that are more than 270 years old. Today around 30 million objects are kept there. The highlights include the Venus of Willendorf, Steller's sea cow and a new hall for science communication ('Deck 50').
The rich collections of the NHM Vienna provide clues to the past, present and future of our earth. Witnesses to the Earth's history such as minerals or fossils, meteorites from outer space, human skeletons, or specimen from the animal and plant world: they are all not only collected and exhibited, but also continuously studied using ever new and changing scientific methods.
ARCHIVES OF THE FUTURE (6 PM-1 AM)
More than 30 million objects of the collection of the NHM Vienna from practically all fields of natural science and from prehistoric times are the basis for forward-looking research. Scientists of the NHM Vienna will present their objects and current research results at various stations.
FAMILY PROGRAMME: WHICH BUTTERFLY IS THIS? (6 PM-10 PM)
How can you recognise different butterflies, beetles, bugs, and other insects? And how can you distinguish between the different groups and species? Find it out here! Come to the microshow and the laboratory on 'Deck 50'.
BIODIVERSITY AND SCIENCE (10 PM-12 AM)
Identifying individual species of insects or spiders is usually difficult and requires a lot of experience. Species can often be recognised by tiny details that can only be seen under the microscope. Programme with microshow and microscopy in the laboratory on deck 50.
VIENNA ASTRONOMY ASSOCIATION (WAA) (9 PM-1 AM)
A look through the telescopes of the WAA at the stars over Vienna. Maria-Theresien-Platz, in front of the NHM.
ABOVE THE ROOFTOPS OF VIENNA (7 PM-11 PM)
A cultural-historical walk through the museum ends on the rooftop with a cocktail and a fantastic view over the city at night.
Tickets (9 €) can be bought at the ticket office.
NHM Vienna Branch at the Narrenturm
The Narrenturm with its pathological-anatomical collection (Spitalgasse 2, 1090 Vienna) also participates in the long night: The permanent exhibition showcases various topics of pathology as well as its historical development in Vienna. The history of the building, the so-called "Narrenturm", is equally discussed, including its historically accurate restoration.
On the loci and causes of diseases
Various exhibits introduce the collection. Different methods of preparation explain diseases and their study.
Tickets for the Long Night of Museums can be bought directly at the Natural History Museum Vienna.
More information about the Long Night can be found here.