Naturmuseum Suedtirol Dauerausstellung Hirsch Fauna
Naturmuseum Suedtirol Dauerausstellung Hirsch Fauna

South Tyrol Museum of Nature

The Nature Museum in the Via Bottai alley in Bolzano offers interesting exhibitions all year round.

The South Tyrol Museum of Nature is the only provincial museum of natural history and is for this reason the main collecting and documentation point for natural history objects of South Tyrol. Furthermore it is one of the 11 Provincial Museums of South Tyrol, and took over the direction of the Planetarium South Tyrol in December 2020. It is located in the Administrative Building of Maximilian I, Holy Roman Emperor, in the northeast corner of the Historic Town of Bolzano, a Gothic building dating back to the 16th century.

In the museum - "Naturmuseum Südtirol" in German, "Museo di Scienze Naturali dell'Alto Adige" in Italian - you can make a natural history and culture tour across the regions of South Tyrol. The development and the aspects of the unique mountain and valley landscapes and their respective biospheres is illustrated by means of several carefully selected examples. Models and stagings provide detailed information, whereas the games and experiments make a visit to the museum interesting for children. The exhibition comprises two main sections: geology in South Tyrol and the typical living environments in the region.

The highlights are the living anthill and the reef-tank of 9,000 litres with the nautilus aquarium. It gives you a lively insight into the coral reef of the Triassic about 230 million years ago. Once upon a time a shallow primordial ocean covered the area where today the Dolomites rise. The museum offer is completed by temporary exhibitions, talks and offers for children such as a night at the museum. And how to reach the South Tyrol Museum of Nature? It can be found in the Via Bottai alley at the end of the Historic Town of Bolzano. The parking spaces around as well as the bus stop at the Piazza Walther square and the train station are a 10-minute walk away.

Currently, access may be subject to certain restrictions.

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Opening times

  • Wed 04 Aug 10:00 - 18:00
  • Thu 05 Aug 12:00 - 20:00
  • Fri 06 Aug 10:00 - 18:00
  • Sat 07 Aug 10:00 - 18:00
  • Sun 08 Aug 10:00 - 18:00
  • Mon 09 Aug closed
  • Tue 10 Aug 10:00 - 18:00

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General opening hours

  • Mon closed
  • Tue 10:00 - 18:00
  • Wed 10:00 - 18:00
  • Thu 12:00 - 20:00
  • Fri 10:00 - 18:00
  • Sat 10:00 - 18:00
  • Sun 10:00 - 18:00


€ 7.00 adults
€ 5.00 students (up to 27 years)
€ 5.00 seniors 65+, people with disabilities
€ 5.00 groups (min. 15 persons)
€ 14.00 family ticket (2 adults with children up to 16 years)

free for children under 6 years

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Open on public holidays, except on January 1, May 1 and December 25. On December 24 and 31, the museum stays open till 2 pm. Guided tours on request.

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