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.
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!