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The Zoological and Paleontological Museum is open

Please be aware that all visitors 16 years of age and older must present a valid COVID certificate to visit the museum. For persons older than 12 years it is compulsory to wear a mask in all publicly accessible indoor areas of the University of Zurich. We recommend visitors older than 12 years to also wear a mask in the museum. Eating and drinking is prohibited in the museum.

An online registration for groups of 6 or more persons is obligatory. Link
Step by step, the following events are planned to take place again in the museum. Link

Birthday parties and guided tours for school classes and groups can be booked.
Please contact us for more information

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A Showcase for the University

Special ExhibitionWith 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.