Enjoy impressive exhibitions at the Natural History Museum of Denmark, a museum beautifully situated in Copenhagen’s Botanical Garden.

A Wild Ride through Natural History

At the Natural History Museum of Denmark, you will find exhibitions in a league of their own.

In the museum’s Mineral Hall, the extensive display includes Baltic amber, precious gems and silver from Kongsberg.

An annual recurring highlight is the famous photo exhibition Wildlife Photographer of the Year, presenting the 100 best photos taken of the natural world each year.

Do not miss this year's big special exhibition 'Monkeys – Our Wild Family' either. It will be on display from 17 May 2023 to 25 February 2024, and in the exhibition you can meet all kinds of monkeys - from the tiny pygmy mouse lemur weighing just 30 grams to the impressive gorilla of 220 kg. In the exhibition's Monkey Workshop, the whole family can be creative, take part in fun quizzes, examine skulls and much more. Get a fascinating insight into the world of the primates - and learn more about yourself at the same time.

Photo: Mogens Trolle

Photo: Mogens Trolle

The Botanical Garden and the Palm House

With its beautifully laid-out gardens, the Botanical Garden is a unique oasis in the middle of Copenhagen. As part of the Natural History Museum of Denmark, this is also where you will find Denmark’s largest collection of living plants.

As you walk through the garden, you can make a stop in the small shop that sells organic flower bulbs, garden tools, pots and of course exciting plants and flowers.

All year round, you can also visit the Palm House and enjoy its impressive collection of exotic and rare plants from different tropical and subtropical places. Drop by the Palm House terrace, a peaceful place to enjoy the sight of Copenhagen’s many spires and towers.

Visiting the Botanical Garden is free. Your Parkmuseerne ticket gives you free admission to the Palm House.


Riccos Kaffebar at the Natural History Museum of Denmark

Boasting beautiful views of the Botanical Garden, Riccos Kaffebar is an ideal spot to relax and recharge before or after your visit to the Natural History Museum. Refreshed, you will be all set up for the next part of your trip around the six Parkmuseerne museums.


The museum shop

Located in the courtyard in front of the Natural History Museum of Denmark, the shop has a tempting array of merchandise of all kinds and in all price ranges: from classic fossils, stones and minerals to beautiful prints of botanical and zoological themes as well as scrumptious bags and purses made of vegan leather. You can also buy toy animals, fun games and activity books for children.

The shop’s rich selection of goods has been carefully selected with inspiration from nature and with sustainability in mind.

When visiting the Natural History Museum of Denmark on a Parkmuseerne ticket, you can enjoy a 10% discount in the museum shop on the day of your visit.


Address: Øster Voldgade 5-7

Opening hours:
Monday-Tuesday: 10.00-17.00
Wednesday: 10.00-21.00
Thursday-Sunday: 10.00-17.00

Free admission with your Parkmuseerne-ticket
Adults: 105 DKK
Children (3-17 years): 50 DKK
Students: 50 DKK

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