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Natural History Museum Vienna

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Opened in 1889, the NHM is one of the most important natural science museums in the world with some 30 million collection objects and more than 700,000 (exactly 706,480) visitors in 2016. On Facebook, the NHM has over 19,000 likes (as of November 2017).

What does the Natural History Museum Vienna do?

As a museum, the NHM Vienna forms an important bridge between research institutions and society.

The museum houses world-famous and unique exhibits, such as the 29,500-year-old Venus of Willendorf, the Steller's manatee, which died out over 200 years ago, or huge dinosaur skeletons.

In the research departments of the Museum of Natural History in Vienna, about 60 scientists carry out current basic research in the most diverse fields of the earth sciences, biology and humanities.

How the Natural History Museum Vienna can support Citizen Science projects:

The NHM: 

  • offers advice in the field of science communication
  • provides the museum as a place for meeting and discussion with partners from all areas of society within the framework of Citizen Science events
  • provides information on projects and opportunities to participate in CS activities via various communication channels of the museum.

Projects in these areas are of particular interest:

Earth sciences, biology and humanities


Mag. Iris Ott
T +43 1 52177 391

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