The LIB Hamburg brings together the work of three museums: the Museum of Nature - Zoology, Mineralogy and Geology. Each museum houses a number of scientific collections and an exhibition.
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Museum of Nature - Zoology
The Museum of Nature - Zoology presents specimens of different animals over some 2,000 sq m of floor space. As well as ungulates, insects, and birds from around the globe, visitors can also view Antje, the walrus formerly resident in Hagenbeck’s Zoo and mascot of the northern German television broadcaster, NDR. The Museum is popular both as a learning space for school groups and a venue for art classes. It is also used intensively for university teaching ... [ more ]
Museum of Nature - Mineralogy
Minerals, gemstones, meteorites, ores, and rocks: the Museum’s permanent exhibition, established in 1969, showcases more than 1,500 selected items over 500 sq m. These include a meteorite weighing 424 kilograms—the largest currently on display in Germany. The exhibition also features minerals first documented by researchers and thus provides an insight into the Museum’s research activities. On Wednesdays visitors can bring in their ... [ more ]
Museum of Nature - Geology
The Museum of Nature - Geology, located on Bundesstraße since 1977 and housed in over 900 sq m, provides insight into the science of life-forms from past geological eras (paleontology) as well as into the Earth’s structure and rocks (geology). Visitors have the opportunity to view fossils, amber, and traces of dinosaurs. In addition to its permanent exhibition, the Museum regularly hosts special events and offers guided tours and presentations ... [ more ]