Natural History Museum

Wildlife of Brandenburg

Wolf, Wisent and Catfish: The Museum of Natural History exhibits species of indigenous mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and insects in their natural habitats. A highlight is the freshwater aquarium, where more than 40 living fish species can be observed. Some exhibits, as for example, “Tierisches Leben im UNESCO-Welterbe” (Animal wildlife in the UNESCO-world heritage) and “In der Spur des Menschen” (Human footprints), display all the information in english as well. Nevertheless, there are no texts needed to enjoy the lovingly created dioramas in the museum.

Your visit

Opening hours

  • Tuesday till Sunday from 9 am to 5 pm
  • Museum Monday: discounted tickets every first Monday of the month from 9 am to 5 pm
  • Last entry: 30 min before closing time

Opening hours at the holidays in 2022

The museum will be open from 9 am to 5 pm on the following holidays:

  • Good Friday (15th of April)
  • Easter Sunday (4st of April)
  • May Holiday (1st of May)
  • Ascension Day (26th of May)
  • Whit Sunday (5th of June)
  • Whit Monday (6th of June)
  • Day of German Unity (3rd of October)

The museum will be closed on the following holidays in 2022:

  • New Year’s Day (1st of January)
  • Easter Monday (18nd of April)
  • Reformation Day (31st of October)
  • Christmas Eve (24th of December)
  • 1st Christmas Holiday (25th of December)
  • Boxing Day (26th of December)
  • New Year’s Eve (31st of December)

Visitors address

  • Naturkundemuseum Potsdam
    Breite Straße 13, 14467 Potsdam


  • Adults 4 Euro
  • Children (6 – 18 years) 2 Euro
  • Familycard (2 Adults and 4 Children) 10 Euro
  • Groups (8 and more) 3 Euro per person
  • MUSEUMcombicard (1 Adult and 2 Children) 12 Euro
    Participating museums: Museum of National History Potsdam, Film museum Potsdam, House of the brandenburg-prussian history and Potsdam Museum – Forum for Art and History. Each museum can be visited once within a year starting at the day of the purchase.

The museum is mostly accessible for guests with a disability. There is a disabled parking space in the Lindenstraße (Lindenstreet) as well as a tablelift at the backside of the museum, which leads directly into the museum. The museum itself is equipped with a lift, guaranteeing accessibility of all floors and exhibitions. The check-out area and the event room are only accessible with a mobile ramp, which can be used if needed. The lavatories on the ground floor are handicapped accessible. Further information and details are available on the homepage of the Tourismus-Marketing Brandenburg GmbH (

Public tours in English
Guided Highlight-Tours on indigenous wildlife of Berlin and Brandenburg are available on request. Learn about the history of the special exhibits of the Museum of National History Potsdam.

  • Min. 10 People (max. 25 People) available year-round
  • Group price: 45 Euro plus 3 Euro Entrance fee per person
  • 60-minute guided Tour
  • Send your request at least 14 days in advance