This Obscura Day, take a private, guided tour of the State Zoological Collection of Bavaria. Normally closed to the public, the collection is home to over 25 million zoological objects, making it one of the largest natural history collections in the world.
Many of the specimens belonging to the Zoologische Staatssammlung München (ZSM) have been collected by staff and scientists during the collections 200-year history. It includes the smallest chameleon, the largest crocodile skull, and the largest butterfly collection in the world. You'll also find an egg from the extinct Elephant bird, and taxidermic specimens of the now extinct passenger pigeon and carolina parakeets. You can admire many types of colorful birds, diverse forms of snails and sea shells, bizarre insects, and echinoderms.
If you want to know what a Quagga was or what a Tasmanian Wolf looked like, or perhaps want to examine some 200-year-old monkey preparations, then this is exactly the right thing for you.
Meet at the entrance a few minutes before 10 a.m.
A donation to the collection is included in your ticket price.
Advance Tickets Only. All Sales Final. No Refunds or Exchanges.
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