Discover extinct animals and plants from prehistoric times

Palaeontological Museum in Munich: Dinosaurs and fossils from the Stone Age

The Palaeontological Museum in Munich takes you on a journey through the history of the development of the earth and living creatures. What is there to see?

Adresse und Öffnungszeiten

Richard-Wagner-Str. 10 , München

Opening hours

  • Mo 08:00 - 16:00
  • Tu 08:00 - 16:00
  • We 08:00 - 16:00
  • Th 08:00 - 16:00
  • Fr 08:00 - 14:00
  • Sa closed
  • Su closed

Note: Closed: Weekend / Holidays / New Year's Eve/ Carneval Tuesday from 12.00 p.m. | Open every first Sunday of the month from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Skelette im Paläontologischen Museum
Paläontologisches Museum München

The Paleontological Museum at a glance

The Palaeontological Museum is the publicly accessible area of ​​the Bavarian State Collection of Palaeontology and Geology. Here you can admire at close range skeletons and other remains of long extinct animal and plant species, for example:

  • Dinosaur
  • the giant deer
  • the saber-toothed tiger
  • a primitive elephant

Regular special exhibitions are dedicated to specific species or topics.

Taking a couple of hours to tour the museum is ideal and getting there is easy from the central station to Koenigsplatz, then walk from there.

Star of the paleontological collection is a prehistoric elephant

Ur-Elefant im Paläontologischen Museum
©SNSB-BSPG_Paläontologisches Museum München

The primeval elephant "Gomphotherium of Gweng" is the highlight of the museum. The impressive skeleton of the prehistoric animal was recovered from the bed of the Inn River in 1971 and represents one of the most remarkable fossil finds worldwide.

The original skeleton consists of 170 preserved individual bones and is kept in the collection rooms of the Bavarian State Collection of Paleontology and Geology. A cast is located in the exhibition rooms of the Palaeontological Museum and has been the focal point of the exhibits for over 30 years.

Once a year, visitors can admire the original bones of the prehistoric elephant on the open day.

Entrance fee

Admission to the museum is free.

At a glance

Palaeontological Museum in Munich

Richard-Wagner-Str. 10

Tel: +498921806630

Opening hours

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08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 14:00