Zoologisches Museum

(Zoological Museum Kiel)

The museum

Kiel’s Zoological Museum displays findings of modern marine research, the cluster of excellence “Future Ocean”, and evolutionary research. The unique light-coloured building, which was designed by Martin Gropius and dates from the mid-19th century, is an international architectural attraction.

Highlights of the museum

The Zoological Museum is home to Germany’s most extensive exhibition of whale species, with 13 spectacular skeletons of whales from waters off the coasts of Schleswig-Holstein. The scientific history of zoology in Kiel is also presented here. The new permanent exhibition “Future Ocean” provides visitors with a tangible experience of latest findings of marine research on fisheries, rising sea levels, ocean acidification and ocean circulation. Further exhibitions on “Deep-sea life forms” and life in the North Sea and Baltic Sea are currently being developed.

Opening hours and admission prices

Admission: 4 € regular admission price; 2 € reduced admission; family ticket 10 €

Opening hours:
Tue to Fri 9 am – 5 pm
Sat 10 am – 5 pm
Sun and public holidays 12 am – 4 pm
Closed Mon


+49 (0)431/880 5170
Hegewischstraße 3, 24105 Kiel