Opening hours and prices

With the exception of the Geosciences all exhibitions of the museum are open to the public.


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, All Saints (1 November): 10 am - 6 pm
  • Christmas Eve (24 Dec), Christmas Day (25 Dec), New Year's Eve (31 Dec), New Year's Day (1 Jan), Shrove Tuesday: closed

Admission prices

Permanent exhibitions:

  • Adults: € 5.00
  • Concessions: € 3.00
  • pupils over 18: € 2.00
  • Family ticket: € 10.00
  • Children and adolescents under 18: free
  • Museums-Pass-Musées holders: free
  • ICOM Members: free
  • Karlsruhe Card holders: free
    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

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


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.

Taking photographs and filming

You may only take photographs or film for non-commercial purposes (no flashes permitted when photographing aquariums and terrariums). You must obtain permission in advance for the use of tripods. Commercial use of photographic material of any kind is subject to written permission.