Educational programs


Welcome to the museum

The NHM Vienna is a big building with many halls and thousands of exciting objects. In this welcome tour we get to know the museum and pay a visit to animals, bones, and rocks. We hear about the many departments of the museum and realize that this place is so much more than just a collection of things from nature. It is a place where we can marvel, learn, and discuss. And hopefully it will be somewhere we want to come back to.

Duration
80 minutes
Participants
up to 29 school children per group
Price
€ 6.00 per school child; minimum of € 90.00
Admission
Free of charge up to the age of 19 years; 2 accompanying adults free for every 17 pupils
Registeration
It is recommended that groups book three weeks in advance +43 1 52177-335 (Mon 14–17, Wed–Fri 9–12)

Guided tours

The Natural History Museum Vienna offers tours and discussions in the museum’s different galleries on a range of topics. All guided tours are adapted to the age and knowledge level of the participants.

Duration
50 minutes
Participants
up to 29 people
Price
€ 5.00 per person, minimum fee € 75.00
Admission
free of charge up to the age of 19 years; 2 accompanying adults free for every 17 pupils
Topics
- Arctic (8 November 2023 until September 2024)
- Mammal quiz
- Sharks
- Insects
- A day in the forest
- Life in the rainforest
- A journey through the sea
- Records in the animal kingdom
- Seeing, smelling, hearing,...
- Goat, dog and cow – pets, domestic animals and their ancestors
- Fairytale animals
- Earth and space: a journey there and back (grades 3 and 4)
- Dinosaurs and their contemporaries
- Monkeying around (grades 1 and 2)
- Mammoths and mammoth hunters
- Stone Age
- Animals in Winter (15 November 2023 until 19 February 2024)
- All About the Egg (21 February until 15 April 2024)
Registeration
It is recommended that groups book three weeks in advance +43 1 52177-335 (Mon 14–17, Wed–Fri 9–12)

Guided action tours

Guided action tours give school children the chance to not only look at the exhibits but also to get up close and touch them. Further highlights include experimenting with materials and observing living animals. All guided tours are adapted to the age and knowledge level of the participants.

Duration
80 minutes
Participants
up to 29 school children per group
Price
€ 6.00 per school child; minimum of € 90.00
Admission
Free of charge up to the age of 19 years; 2 accompanying adults free for every 17 pupils
Topics
- Welcome to the museum
- Animal Quiz Tour
- A day in the forest
- A journey through the sea
- Records in the animal kingdom
- Do you understand what I mean? – communication in animals and humans (grades 4 to 6)
- Animals around the world
- Seeing, smelling, hearing,...
- Crystal mystery
- Our Earth
- Weather, Climate, Energy (grades 3 and above)
- Family get-together with our early relatives (grades 3 and above)
- Mammoths and mammoth hunters
- Stone Age

Registeration
It is recommended that groups book three weeks in advance +43 1 52177-335 (Mon 14–17, Wed–Fri 9–12)

Deck 50

Duration
50 minutes
Participants
up to 60 school children per group
Price
€ 5.00 per school child; minimum of € 75.00
Admission
free of charge up to the age of 19 years; 2 accompanying adults free for every 17 pupils
Topics
- Dinosaur Show (grades 1 to 8)
- various Quiz Shows (grades 1 to 8) – see information sheet for more details

(all shows only available in German)

Registeration
It is recommended that groups book three weeks in advance +43 1 52177-335 (Mon 14–17, Wed–Fri 9–12)

Workshops

Following a guided tour of the exhibition, the school children work together in small groups.

Duration
3 hours
Participants
up to 29 school children per group
Price
€ 12.00 per school child; minimum of € 180.00
Admission
free of charge up to the age of 19 years; 2 accompanying adults free for every 17 pupils
Topics
- Dinosaurs and their contemporaries (grades 2 to 6)
- Zoom in on a tiny world (grades 4 and above)
- All About the Egg (available 21 February to 15 April 2024)

Registeration
It is recommended that groups book three weeks in advance +43 1 52177-335 (Mon 14–17, Wed–Fri 9–12)

Microtheater

Using high-quality microscopes and video cameras, tiny living organisms are projected onto a large cinema screen.
The main actors in our movie are the living animals and plants themselves. Experienced biologists are on hand to explain and comment on their sometimes surprising behavior. More direct and emotional than even the best natural history documentaries, this live show introduces viewers to the secrets of the fascinating micro-world that is all around us.

Duration
80 minutes
Participants
up to 30 school children per group
Price
€ 6.00 per school child; minimum of € 90.00
Admission
free of charge up to the age of 19 years; 2 accompanying adults free for every 17 pupils
Topics
- Microtheater
Registeration
It is recommended that groups book three weeks in advance +43 1 52177-335 (Mon 14–17, Wed–Fri 9–12)

Guided tours

The Natural History Museum Vienna offers tours and discussions in the museum’s different galleries on a range of topics. All guided tours are adapted to the age and knowledge level of the participants.

Duration
50 minutes
Participants
up to 29 people
Price
€ 5.00 per person, minimum fee € 75.00
Admission
free of charge up to the age of 19 years; 2 accompanying adults free for every 17 pupils
Topics
- Arctic (8 November 2023 until September 2024)
- Highlights
- Mammals
- Sharks
- Insects
- Life in the forest
- Habitat rainforest
- Life in the ocean
- Records in the animal kingdom
- Animal senses
- Wild animals – domestic animals
- Development of life
- Dinosaurs and their contemporaries
- Meteorites – messengers from space
- Changing climate – changing life (school year 7 and above)
- Planet Earth – minerals, rocks, and their formation
- The finite nature of raw materials (school year 7 and above)
- NHM Archeology
Registeration
It is recommended that groups book three weeks in advance +43 1 52177-335 (Mon 14–17, Wed–Fri 9–12)

Guided action tours

Guided action tours give school children the chance to not only look at the exhibits but also to get up close and touch them. Further highlights include experimenting with materials and observing living animals. All guided tours are adapted to the age and knowledge level of the participants.

Duration
80 minutes
Participants
up to 29 school children per group
Price
€ 6.00 per school child; minimum of € 90.00
Admission
free of charge up to the age of 19 years; 2 accompanying adults free for every 17 pupils
Topics
- Life in the forest
- Life in the ocean
- Do you understand what I mean? – communication in animals and humans (grades 4 to 6)
- From the Big Bang to Homo sapiens (grades 7 and above)
- Climate Change and Energy Transition
- Family get-together with early relatives
- Solve the Murder Mystery
- NHM Archeology
Registeration
It is recommended that groups book three weeks in advance +43 1 52177-335 (Mon 14–17, Wed-Fri 9–12)

Deck 50

Duration
50 minutes
Participants
up to 60 school children per group
Price
€ 5.00 per school child; minimum of € 75.00
Admission
free of charge up to the age of 19 years; 2 accompanying adults free for every 17 pupils
Topics
- Dinosaur Show (grades 1 to 8)
- various Quiz Shows (grades 1 to 8) – see information sheet for more details

(all shows only available in German)

Registeration
It is recommended that groups book three weeks in advance +43 1 52177-335 (Mon 14–17, Wed–Fri 9–12)

Workshops

Following a guided tour of the exhibition, the school children work together in small groups.

Duration
3 hours
Participants
up to 29 students per group
Price
€ 12.00 per students; minimum of € 180.00
Admission
free of charge up to the age of 19 years; 2 accompanying adults free for every 17 pupils
Topics
- Dinosaurs and their contemporaries (up until grade 6)
- Solve the murder mystery
- Development of life (grades 7 and above) 
- What’s inside a mobile phone? (grades 7 and above)
- Zoom in on a tiny world - observe and understand!
Registeration
It is recommended that groups book three weeks in advance +43 1 52177-335 (Mon 14–17, Wed–Fri 9–12)

Microtheater


Using high-quality microscopes and video cameras, tiny living organisms are projected onto a large cinema screen.
The main actors in our movie are the living animals and plants themselves. Experienced biologists are on hand to explain and comment on their sometimes surprising behavior. More direct and emotional than even the best natural history documentaries, this live show introduces viewers to the secrets of the fascinating micro-world that is all around us.

Duration
80 minutes
Participants
up to 30 school children per group
Price
€ 6.00 per school child; minimum of € 90.00
Admission
free of charge up to the age of 19 years; 2 accompanying adults free for every 17 pupils
Topics
- Microtheater

Registeration
It is recommended that groups book three weeks in advance +43 1 52177-335 (Mon 14–17, Wed–Fri 9–12)

Guided tours

The Natural History Museum Vienna offers tours and discussions in the museum’s galleries on a range of topics. All guided tours are adapted to the age and knowledge level of the participants.

Duration
50 minutes
Participants
up to 29 people
Price
€ 5.00 per person, minimum fee € 75.00
Admission
free of charge up to the age of 19 years; 2 accompanying adults free for every 17 pupils
Topics
- Arctic (8 November 2023 until September 2024)
- Highlights
- Mammals
- Sharks
- Insects
- Life in the forest
- Life in the rainforest
- Life in the ocean
- Animal senses
- Wild animals – domestic animals
- Development of life
- Changing climate – changing life
- Planet Earth – minerals, rocks and their formation
- Meteorites – messengers from space
- The finite nature of raw materials
- NHM Archeology

Registeration
It is recommended that groups book three weeks in advance +43 1 52177-335 (Mon 14–17, Wed–Fri 9–12)

Guided action tours

Guided action tours give school children the chance to not only look at the exhibits but also to get up close and touch them. Further highlights include experimenting with materials and observing living animals. All guided tours are adapted to the age and knowledge level of the participants.

Duration
80 minutes
Participants
up to 29 school children per group
Price
€ 6.00 per school child; minimum of € 90.00
Admission
free of charge up to the age of 19 years; 2 accompanying adults free for every 17 pupils
Topics
- Life in the ocean
- From the Big Bang to Homo sapiens
- Look and lifestyle of our early ancestors
- Bone Hunters
- Solve the Murder Mystery
- NHM Archeology
Registeration
It is recommended that groups book three weeks in advance +43 1 52177-335 (Mon 14–17, Wed–Fri 9–12)

Deck 50

Duration
50 minutes
Participants
up to 60 school children per group
Price
€ 5.00 per school child; minimum of € 75.00
Admission
free of charge up to the age of 19 years; 2 accompanying adults free for every 17 pupils
Topics
- Science Quiz Dinosaurs (all grades)

(all shows only available in German)
Registeration
It is recommended that groups book three weeks in advance +43 1 52177-335 (Mon 14–17, Wed–Fri 9–12)

Nature and Diversity

"Nature and Diversity" is the museum's Citizen Science initiative held on Deck 50. Together with partners from associations, active citizen scientists as well as high school students are invited to expand their knowledge on the diversity of nature.

Duration
150 minutes
Price
free of charge
Admission
free of charge up to the age of 19 years; 2 accompanying adults free for every 17 pupils
Topics
Upcoming dates:
- 19 January 2024, Nature and Diversity: Genes
Registeration
We recommend that groups book three weeks in advance: +43 1 52177-335 (Mon 14–17, Wed–Fri 9–12).

Workshops

After a short guided tour through the exhibition, the students work together in small groups.

Duration
3 hours
Participants
up to 29 students per group
Price
€ 12.00 per students; minimum of € 180.00
Admission
free of charge up to the age of 19 years; 2 accompanying adults free for every 17 students
Topics
- Development of life
- What’s inside a mobile phone?
- Solve the murder mystery
- Climate change and energy transition
Registeration
It is recommended that groups book three weeks in advance +43 1 52177-335 (Mon 14–17, Wed–Fri 9–12)

Microtheater

Using high-quality microscopes and video cameras, tiny living organisms are projected onto a large cinema screen.
The main actors in our movie are the living animals and plants themselves. Experienced biologists are on hand to explain and comment on their sometimes surprising behavior. More direct and emotional than even the best natural history documentaries, this live show introduces viewers to the secrets of the fascinating micro-world that is all around us.

Duration
80 minutes
Participants
up to 30 school children per group
Price
€ 6.00 per school child; minimum of € 90.00
Admission
free of charge up to the age of 19 years; 2 accompanying adults free for every 17 pupils
Topics
- microtheater
Registeration
It is recommended that groups book three weeks in advance +43 1 52177-335 (Mon 14–17, Wed–Fri 9–12)

Above the rooftops of Vienna

The historical guided tour takes participants on an entertaining journey through the Natural History Museum Vienna. The school children have the chance to take a look behind the scenes of a world-renowned scientific collection and find out what the NHM researchers are working on. The highlight of the tour is the view from the roof of the NHM Vienna overlooking Vienna city center.
Age: from 12 years of age

Duration
50 minutes
Participants
up to 10 people per group
Price
€ 9.00 per person; minimum of € 90.00
Admission
free of charge up to the age of 19 years; 2 accompanying adults free for every 17 pupils
Topics
Registeration
It is recommended that groups book three weeks in advance +43 1 52177-335 (Mon 14–17, Wed–Fri 9–12)
  
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