Lower Dome HallAs one of the most impressive buildings at the Vienna Ringstrasse, the Natural History Museum captures one‘s attention from the very moment one enters its doors. Its superlative architecture expresses a fusion of scientific knowledge with the pure joy of artistic
creation. Your guests could not feel more special or more welcome. The foyer of the museum is a rich and typical example of the style of the Ringstrasse period. Look upwards to the dome of the museum, more than 40 meters above you.
Upper Dome HallThe upper dome hall on the first floor is at the heart of the Natural History Museum. The famous architects Gottfried Semper and Carl von Hasenauer envisaged a ‘cathedral of the sciences‘ here. Their ambition is realized in this space. The extraordinary décor of the maindome translates a love of art and nature in equal measure, and the elegance of this place breathes the spirit of the time.
Microcosm HallThe Natural History Museum Vienna is dedicated to the richness of nature and its discovery. Research is a realm of its own: open the door to this fascinating world of detail in the microcosm hall which is dedicated to microscopy. These surrounds make for a very special ambiance. Equipped with the latest technical equipment, this hall is ideal for press conferences, training sessions, and select groups.
AuditoriumThe auditorium is on the mezzanine floor, accessible via a few steps from the entrance hall. It is equipped with the latest audio, video, and computer technology. The room is equally suited to day-time use, with three large windows. In the front there are a lectern and a platform for the presentation of small exhibits. An additional special feature is the possibility of projecting high-resolution microscope images (transmitted and reflected light) directly onto a 20 square meter screen. This room may also be booked during museum opening hours.
Experience the kind of evening that others dream about in the dinosaur hall of the Natural History Museum! An exclusive dinner
beneath the skeleton of an Allosaurus or overshadowed by a Diplodocus is one of the most amazing settings the museum can offer.
In addition, you will receive a special welcome by a life-like animated dinosaur. Such an evening will imprint itself in the
memory of any guest!
Do not be deceived by the historical name plate on the door! The ‘Botanical Collection’ is today one of the most popular event venues and offers guests a chance to experience the special flair of the Natural History Museum and still enjoy privacy. This room on the second floor has a wonderful view onto the Bellaria street. It is available for events during museum opening hours as well.
The fulldome digital planetarium fulfils the dreams of all those fascinated by the night sky. It seats 50 visitors plus one
wheelchair user under an 8.5 m soundproof dome, which serves as projection screen, enabling guests to enjoy spectacular journeys,
from Earth and through the solar system to the stars, using state-of-the-art fulldome technology. Our customers can enjoy
a live show explaining the stars, or chose from a variety of exciting fulldome films, which are available in English, German,
and several other languages. The ideal way to round off your intergalactic film night is with a cocktail in the adjacent starry
hall. The planetarium itself may also be used for small product presentations or press conferences and is available both during
and outside museum opening hours.