We are dedicated to researching biodiversity and its changes, the results of which are disseminated to the wider society in an educational manner. In order to better understand the current mass extinction of flora and fauna, researchers are looking for connections and causes of – often – man-made changes. The goal is to develop solutions for the preservation of ecosystems and species in order to maintain the basis of current life.

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Zoologisches Forschungsmuseum Alexander Koenig, Bonn


Adenauerallee 160
53113 Bonn

Tel.: +49 228 9122-0


opening hours

Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday: 10 am till 6 pm
Wednesday: 10 pm till 9 pm


Day-Ticket: 6€ (reduced 3€)

To Museum Koenig

Zoologisches Forschungsmuseum,


Bundesstraße 52
20146 Hamburg

Tel.: +49 40 42838-2276


Opening Hours

Tuesday till Sunday
10 am till 5 pm
Mondays and on holidays closed



To the Geological-Paleontological Museum

To the Mineralogical Museum

To the Zoological Museum


  • Collection, Treasure of the month

    Our treasure of the month writes climate history: a fossil foraminifera

    The newcomer to the Geological-Palaeontological Collection is a large foraminifer – a fossil witness from the Eocene that writes climate history.

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  • Research

    LIB researcher calls for more efficient species protection

    In a perspective article, Prof. Dr Bernhard Hausdorf discusses conflicts between species conservation goals and the measures needed to achieve them.

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  • LIB, Museums

    Off to the museum: an animal rally is born!

    The young people developed questions around the theme of nature and then produced video and audio material for their own digital rallies through the exhibition.

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