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The Zoological and Paleontological Museum is open

A maximum of 80 visitors is permitted in the museum simultaneously. This can lead to waiting times on days of bad weather. Please also be aware that for persons older than 12 years it is compulsory to wear a mask in all university buildings including the museum. Eating and drinking is prohibited in the museum.

An online registration for groups of 6 or more persons is obligatory. Link

Guided tours on Sundays, workshops, birthday parties and film screenings have been cancelled until the end of May 2021.

Birthday parties and guided tours for school classes and groups can be booked again starting in June.

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A Showcase for the University

With its permanent exhibition, special exhibitions and numerous events, in addition to special offers for schools and groups, the Zoological Museum of the University of Zurich contributes an important part to the education and the independent formation of public opinion. It raises awareness and enthusiasm for the beauty, diversity and value of nature. The museum considers itself the university’s showcase and promotes the understanding of university research and its function within the general population.

Permanent Exhibition
Special Exhibition
Schools (in German)
Guided Tours and Events

The museum is affiliated with the Institute of Evolutionary Biology and Environmental Studies within the Faculty of Science.