Opening hours and prices

Opening hours

  • Tuesday through Friday, 9:30 am - 5 pm
  • Saturday, Sunday, bank holidays 10 am - 6 pm
  • Closed Monday

  • Feast of the Epiphany (6 Jan), Good Friday, Easter Sunday, Easter Monday, Labour Day (1 May), Ascension, Whitsun Monday, Corpus Christi: 10 am - 6 pm
  • Christmas Eve (24 Dec), Christmas Day (25 Dec), New Year's Eve (31 Dec), New Year's Day (1 Jan) and Shrove Tuesday : closed

Admission prices

Permanent exhibitions incl. special exhibition "Glanzlichter":

  • Adults: € 5.00
  • Concessions: € 3.00
  • Children6 years and older/pupils: € 2.00
  • Family ticket: € 10.00
  • Children under 6: free
  • Museums-Pass-Musées holders: free
  • Karlsruhe Card holders: free (permanent exhibitions)
  • Annual pass, adults: €18.00
  • Annual pass, concessions: €14.00
  • School groups (including accompanying adults): € 1.00 per person

  • Discounted admssion for SWR2 Kulturkarte and GEOCard holders

  • Combination ticket to the State Museum of Natural History and Karlsruhe Zoological Garden):

    • discounted admission to museum when ticket to zoo is presented.
    • Please note: Combined admission is only valid when the museum and zoo visits take place within four weeks of each other.

  • Adults: €2.00
  • Concessions: €1.50

  • Annual pass, adults: €18.00
  • Annual pass, concessions: €14.00
  • School groups (including accompanying adults): € 1.00 per person

    NEW: Free admission on Friday afternoons 1 pm - 5 pm to the permanent exhibitions and smaller special exhibitions (excepting bank holidays)

Special exhibitions "America after the Ice - Man and Megafauna in the New World":

  • Adults: € 7.00
  • Concessions: € 5.00
  • Children6 years and older/pupils: € 2.00
  • Family ticket: € 14.00
  • Children under 6: free
  • Museums-Pass-Musées holders: free
  • Annual pass holder one time extra charge of € 3.00

Accessibility

The museum is fully wheelchair accessible. A lift is available for access to all exhibitions.
Wheelchair-accessible toilets and baby-changing facilities are situated on the ground floor.