Welcome to our exhibitions

Visit us in the Natural History Museum of Chemnitz, the oldest museum in town. Here you can learn more about the interesting treasure beneath the surface of Chemnitz, search for insects in the insectarium and marvel at the beautiful butterflies. Our varying temporary exhibitions will always amaze you anew.

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Permanent exhibition
„A forest of precious stones
- Gift of the volcanoes -
The Sterzeleanum“

Petrified Forest Chemnitz

The building of Tietz welcomes you with 291 million year old plant fossils! How did the trees turn to stone? What are the fossil finds telling us about their ecosystems? This and beyond will be told in the Museum of Natural History on the first floor.

Opening hours
Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri | 9-17 Uhr
Wed| closed
Sat, Sun, holidays | 10-18 Uhr

Temporary exhibitions
A fresh breeze in the museum - Click to get to our current special exhibition.

Museum Education Service

Find biological and geological projects, workshops and self-led activities for students of all ages and adults. All our activities are developed by professional science educators and support the national curriculum. 

Everything is buzzing, crawling, flying and humming - start searching for the inhabitants of the insectarium.

Historical cabinet
Follow the traces of Johann Traugott Sterzel and learn about the origins of the oldest museum in town.

Versteinerter Wald Insektarium Historisches Kabinett Sonderausstellung Museumspädagogisches Kabinett Dauerausstellung Kasse und Museumsshop

Museum für Naturkunde Chemnitz | Moritzstraße 20, 09111Chemnitz
Öffnungszeiten Mo, Di, Do, Fr 9-17 Uhr | Sa, So 10-18 Uhr |
Tel. 0371 - 488 45 51 | Fax 0371 - 488 45 97