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Logo SNSB IT ZentrumSNSB IT-Center

Homepage:
www.snsb.info (English only)

Address:
Menzinger Str. 67
80638 München, Germany
Tel.: +49 (0)89 178 61 - 252
Fax: +49 (0)89 178 61 - 1 93
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Head:
Dr. Dagmar Triebel
ITCenter in brief

Fast facts:

The IT center is the central data repository for scientific data at the Bavarian Natural History Collections. Its tasks comprise the processing, curation and the sustainable archiving and providing of scientific and research data from biodiversity and geobiodiversity research. The center is located at the Botanische Staatssammlung München und is developing software as part of the Diversity Workbench platform. IT services in relation to data management and archiving processes as well as training workshops are offered. The SNSB IT Center is establishing the technical infrastructure for the German GBIF Nodes "Invertebrates II" and "Fungi & Lichens". The scientific data is provided to various regional and international networks.

(Jura Museum Eichstaett, Bavaria, Germany)Logo Jura Museum Eichstaett

Homepage:

www.jura-museum.de

Address:
Willibaldsburg Burgstr. 19
85072 Eichstätt
Tel.: 08421/60298 0 (Sekretariat)
Fax: 08421/60298 35
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Opening hours:
The Jura-Museum is temporarily closed.


Director:
Dr. Martina Kölbl-Ebert

Fast facts:
The Jura-Museum Eichstaett is a museum that forms part of the Bavarian Natural History Collections. It is dedicated to the palaeontology of the southern Franconian Alps. This is why the museum is mainly focused on the world-famous fossils of the 150 million year old Solnhofen limestones from the upper Jurassic. The fossils range from fragile little insects and crustaceans to huge fish. Highlights include the peculiar pterosaurs. The most precious exhibit is an original specimen of the early bird Archaeopteryx.

A special attraction of the museum is an exhibition that allows the visitor to compare fossils with living animals in aquaria. The visitor can marvel at real "live fossils" like Nautilus, the Horseshoe crab and the Gar fish. Colourful corals, other invertebrates and fish give an impression of the diversity of life as it existed in the coral reefs during the Jurassic in the region that is now the southern Franconian Alps.

A multi-vision show, interactive multimedia programs, films and special exhibitions complete the spectrum of information the museum offers.

(Botanical Garden Munich-Nymphenburg, Bavaria, Germany)

Logo Botanical Garden Munich-NymphenburgHomepage:
www.botmuc.de

Address:
Menzinger Straße 61-65
80638 München
Tel.: 089/17 861-316 (Info), -350 (Kasse), -310 (Verwaltung)
Fax: 089/17 861-340
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Opening hours:
January, November, December: 9.00 - 16.00 (9 a.m. - 4 p.m.)
February, March, October: 9.00 - 17.00 (9 a.m. - 5 p.m.)
April, September: 9.00 - 18.00 (9 a.m. - 6 p.m.)
May to August: 9.00 - 19.00 (9 a.m. - 7 p.m.)

Diretor:
Prof. Dr. Susanne Renner

Fast facts:
The Botanical Garden Muenchen-Nymphenburg is part of the Bavarian Natural History Collections. It covers an area of 22 hectares and is located next to the palace garden of the Nymphenburg Castle. About 14,000 species of plants from all over the world are cultivated in the Garden's greenhouses and outdoor areas. Particularly outstanding are the rock garden ("Alpinum"), the ornamentals ("Schmuckhof"), and the rhododendron grove ("Rhododendronhain"). Highlights in the greenhouses are the collections of succulents, orchids, and bromeliads. In addition to the permanent horticultural exhibitions, the Garden hosts numerous special exhibits and cultural events, such as the annual rose show ("Rosenschau"), tropical butterfly exhibit, and "Long Night", an evening in the Fall during which many of Munich's museums and natural history collections are open to the public until 2 o'clock in the morning.

The Botanical Garden also maintains a small (1 ha) alpine garden ("Schachen Garten") in the Alps, next to the mountain Schachen at 1850 m a.s.l., not far from the city of Partenkirchen. This garden displays plants from the Alps and other major mountain ranges, such as the Himalayas and Rockies. It is open daily from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. between the beginning of July and the middle of September, depending on the first snowfall. Access is by foot only and involves a relatively steep hike of about an hour from the car park.
(Paleontological Museum Munich)Logo Paleontological Museum Munich

Homepage:

www.palmuc.de/bspg

Address:
Richard-Wagner-Str. 10
80333 München
Tel.: 089/2180 6630
Fax: 089/2180 6601
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Opening hours:
Monday to Thursday: 8.00 - 16.00 (8 a.m. - 4 p.m.)
Friday: 8.00 - 14.00 (8 a.m. - 2 p.m.)
1st Sunday of each month: 10.00 - 16.00 (10 a.m. - 4 p.m.)
Closed on public holidays

Director:
Prof. Dr. Gert Wörheide

Fast facts:
The Palaeontologisches Museum Muenchen is a museum that forms part of the Bavarian Natural History Collections. It invites you to visit plants and animals from ancient times, the world of dinosaurs, extinct elephants and sabre-toothed tigers. The highlight of the museum is the 7th specimen of the first bird Archaeopteryx from the Solnhofen limestones. The "Fossil of the Month" features extraordinary fossils from the treasury of the collections. Guided tours and special exhibitions complete the exhibitions. In addition, multimedia presentations are given on Sundays.

The museum is also worth a visit from an architectural point of view, as it is housed in a 150 year old building, the former municipal school for Applied Arts.

The museum is a public part of the Bayerische Staatssammlung für Palaeontologie und Geologie (Bavarian State Collection for Palaeontology and Geology).

The Palaeontologisches Museum Muenchen is located next door to the Geologisches Museum Muenchen (Geological Museum Munich).
(Museum of Prehistoric World Obefranken, Bayreuth, Bavaria, Germany)

Logo Museum of Prehistoric World Obefranken, BayreuthHomepage:
www.Urwelt-Museum.de

Address:
Kanzleistraße 1
95444 Bayreuth
Tel.: 0921/511 211
Fax.: 0921/511 212
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Opening hours:
Tuesday to Sunday: 10.00 - 17.00 (10 a.m. - 5 p.m.)
July and August also opened on Mondays

Director:
Dr. Joachim Martin Rabold

Fast facts:
The Urwelt-Museum Oberfranken is a museum that forms part of the Bavarian Natural History Collections. It is mainly focused on the past and present natural history of Upper Franconia. Numerous exhibits (such as the skeleton and model of the early aquatic reptile Nothosaurus) introduce the visitors to this subject. Superb exhibitions of rare minerals and other attractions help to understand the inanimate nature of Upper Franconia. A world-wide unparalleled highlight is a 3x3 meter model of a gold crystal which can be entered by visitors.

Interactive and instructive computer games within the exhibitions invite children (but also adults) to play with sciences.

Located in the centre of the city of Bayreuth, the Urwelt-Museum Oberfranken is famous for its numerous special exhibitions and performances, making it an exciting place to become acquainted with prehistory.

(Museum "Reich der Kristalle", Munich, Bavaria, Germany)

Homepage:
http://www.mineralogische-staatssammlung.de/

Logo Bavarian State Collection for MineralogyAddress:
Theresienstr. 41
80333 München
Tel.: 089/2180-4312
Fax: 089/2180 4334
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Opening hours:
Tuesday to Sunday: 13.00 to 17.00 (1 p.m. - 5 p.m.)
Closed on Mondays
Entrance opposite the "Pinakothek der Moderne", please look for the outside staircase

Director:
Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Schmahl

Fats facts:
The Museum Reich der Kristalle is a museum that forms part of the Bavarian Natural History Collections. It presents a didactically structured exhibition and gives a highly aesthetic insight into the world of minerals, crystals and gemstones.

Special exhibitions show additional themes such as diamonds, stones from Mars, and jewels. Numerous lectures and guided tours through the museum, as well as the advanced training opportunities for teachers, pupils and students, are designed to make the visitors aware of the mineralogical treasures of our planet. For information about the current events at the Museum Reich der Kristalle please have a look at the museum's homepage.

The Museum Reich der Kristalle is the public part of the "Mineralogische Staatssammlung Muenchen" (Bavarian State Collection for Mineralogy, Munich).

(Riescrater-Museum, Nördlingen, Bavaria, Germany)

Logo Riescrater-Museum NoerdlingenHomepage:
www.rieskrater-museum.de

Address:
Eugene-Shoemaker-Platz 1
86720 Nördlingen
Tel.: 09081/847 10
Fax: 09081/847 20
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Opening hours:
May - October: Tue-Su 10.00h -16.30h November - April: Tue-Su 10.00h-12.00h and 13.30h-16.30h Closed on Mondays

Director:
Prof. Dr. Stefan Hölzl

Fast facts:
The Riescrater-Museum Noerdlingen is a museum that forms part of the Bavarian Natural History Collections. It focuses on a natural disaster originating from outer space that occurred approximately 15 million years ago in Germany on the border between the Franconian and the Swabian Jura Mountains: the impact of an asteroid with a diameter of about 1 kilometre that created the "Nördlinger Ries" - a meteorite crater with a diameter of 23-24 kilometres.

The complexity of a meteorite impact of this magnitude, its extraterrestrial origin, and its consequences are demonstrated at the Rieskrater-Museum Noerdlingen. These topics are presented in such a way as to give information to both the interested layman and the scientist.
(Museum Man and Nature, Munich, Bavaria, Germany)Logo MMN 2016
Homepage:

www.mmn-muenchen.de

Address:
Schloss Nymphenburg, Maria-Ward-Str. 1b
80638 München
Tel.: 089/17 95 89-0
Fax: 089/17 95 89-100
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Opening hours:
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday: 9.00 - 17.00h (9 a.m. - 5 p.m.)
Thursday: 9.00 - 20.00h (9 a.m. - 8 p.m.)
Saturday, Sunday, Holidays: 10.00 - 18.00h (10 a.m. - 6 p.m.)

Director:
Dr. Michael Apel

Fast facts:
The Museum Mensch und Natur is the central exhibition forum of the Bavarian Natural History Collections. "Experience Natural History" is its leitmotif. The museum gives modern, lively exhibitions suitable for visitors of all ages and education levels. A crucial role in this infotainment is played by the numerous interactive exhibits, for which the museum is famous. Furthermore, many reproductions, models and audio-visual programmes are presented beside beautiful authentic natural objects.

The exhibitions cover a wide range of topics starting with the history of earth and life, moving on to the diversity of organisms and finally covering current and social themes such as genetic research, neurobiology, nutrition physiology, nature conservation, consumer protection etc.
(Naturkunde-Museum Bamberg, Bavaria, Germany)

Logo Naturkunde-Museum BambergHomepage:
www.naturkundemuseum-bamberg.de

Address:
Fleischstr. 2
96047 Bamberg
Tel.: 0951/8631249
Fax: 0951/8631250
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Opening hours:
April to September: 9.00 - 17.00 (9.00 a.m. - 5 p.m.)
October to March: 10.00 - 16.00 (10.00 a.m. - 4 p.m.)
Closed: Mondays and the following public holidays: January 1st, Shrove Tuesday, November 1st, December 24th, 25th, 31st

Director:
Dr. Matthias Mäuser

Fast facts:
The Naturkunde-Museum Bamberg is a museum that forms part of the Bavarian Natural History Collections. The museum has a long history, starting in the year 1791 when Archbishop Franz Ludwig von Erthal founded a collection of scientific specimens as the basis for a professorship in Natural History. To house this collection a spacious exhibition hall, two storeys high, was built in what was then a Jesuit school. The central part of this former museum, the beautiful neoclassical hall, can still be visited in its original state as a "museum within the museum".

This neoclassical hall forms a charming contrast to the modern exhibition area, where visitors are made familiar with different topics of natural history. Here the focus is on Upper Franconia. The museum shows a multitude of functional models, dioramas, audio programs and, of course, excellent exhibits, i.e. some of the famous Lying Stones of Dr. Beringer. The exhibitions deal with geology, mineralogy and soil science as well as with indigenous mammals and fossils.

Last but not least, special exhibitions complement the museum's programme.

(Geological Museum Munich, Bavaria, Germany)Logo BSPG

Homepage:

www.palmuc.de/bspg

Address:
Luisenstraße 37
80333 München
Tel.: 089/2180 6630
Fax: 089/2180 6601
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Opening hours:
Monday to Thursday: 8.00 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Closed on public holidays
On the first Sunday of each month parts of the museum are accessible via the Paläontologisches Museum München: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Director:
Prof. Dr. Gert Wörheide

Fast facts:
The Geologisches Museum München is a museum that forms part of the Bavarian Natural History Collections. Its permanent exhibition "Earth´s Changing Crust" (Erdkruste im Wandel) demonstrates the fundamentals of geology, including topics such as sedimentation, mountain building, volcanism, and plate tectonics. In "Bavaria´s Rocky History" (Bayerns steinige Geschichte) the visitors take a journey back into the millions-of-years-old Bavarian past. This exhibition invites the visitors themselves to examine the rocks and stones; these are contained in the drawers of the showcases. A wall newspaper called "Geo-Forum" presents information on current events in geology, such as earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, recent research of general interest, etc.

The museum's programme is supplemented by special exhibitions.

The museum is a public part of the Bayerische Staatssammlung für Palaeontologie und Geologie (Bavarian State Collection for Paleontology and Geology).

The Geologisches Museum Muenchen is directly adjacent to the Palaeontologisches Museum München (Palaeontological Museum Munich). You only have to use one door to get from one museum to the other.

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