Zoologisches Museum, Zurich

Zoologisches Museum, Zurich (must see)

The Zoologisches Museum is affiliated with the University of Zurich and features a wonderful collection of species from the Middle Triassic period (230 million years ago). The museum is known for their well-preserved fossils from Monte San Giorgio, a UNESCO world heritage site in Ticino. It has a variety of animals on display, some as a skeletal reconstruction and some that are in taxidermy form. You will see kangaroo, platypus, jaguar, giant clams and more. There is also much to be seen in the microscope area, where you can observe tiny creatures normally invisible to the naked eye. An audio recording section allows you to listen to vocalizations of over 280 avian species. Kids will love the special section dedicated to Swiss marine dinosaurs as well as land dinosaurs, such as Triceratops and skeletons of wooly mammoths. There is a sand pit area where kids can do their own excavations. This museum will keep the kids and adults entertained for at least a few hours. It should be noted that display cases are in German only. Admission is free. There is no café on site, but there is a rest area where you can eat your own food.

Why You Should Visit:
Free is good, especially when you are in Zurich.
Definitely a place that can hold the interest of adults and children alike.

Opening Hours:
Tue-Sun: 10am-5pm

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Sight Name: Zoologisches Museum
Sight Location: Zurich, Switzerland
Sight Type: Museum/Gallery
Guide(s) containing this sight: Museums Walking Tour  

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