See Dinosaur Skeletons at Senckenberg Museum
Categories: Family and Kids, Sightseeing, Cultural and History
Dinosaur outside of Senckenberg-Museum
[ source: Wikipedia]
The Senckenberg Museum in Frankfurt (Frankfurt vacation rentals | Frankfurt travel guide) is the largest museum of natural history in Germany and is famous for its dinosaur skeletons. You can spend an entire day there. This museum is great for kids and adults as there are exhibits of dinosaurs, fossils, mummies, a huge anaconda, and so much more. It is particularly popular with children, who can enjoy the extensive collection of dinosaur skeletons (the Senckenberg Museum boasts the largest exhibition of large dinosaurs in Europe). One particular treasure is a dinosaur skeleton with uniquely preserved scaled skin. Also, the museum contains the world's largest and diverse collection of around 2,000 stuffed birds. In 2004 almost 400,000 people visited the museum.
Today visitors to the Senckenberg Museum are greeted outside the building by large, life-size recreations of dinosaurs, which are based on the latest scientific theories on dinosaur appearance. Inside, one can follow the tracks of a Titanosaurus, which have been impressed into the floor, towards its impressive skeleton on a sheltered patio. There is a restaurant on site, a museum store, a movie theater and guided tours available.[ source: Wikipedia ]
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Location, Map, and Driving Directions
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Additional travel info
By public transport
- Rail: Lines S3, S4, S5 and S6 - stop at
Westbahnhofstation, 10 minutes walk
- Underground: Lines U6 und U7 - stop at
Bockenheimer Wartestation, 3 minutes walk, Line U4 - stop at
Bockenheimer Wartestation, 2 minutes walk
- Bus: Line 32 -
- Tramway: Line 16 -
Bockenheimer Wartestop, 5 minutes walk
- arriving from the south and the east: Drive across the motorway-junction
Frankfurter Kreuztill the
Westkreuz Frankfurt, then take the motorway A 648 (towards
Stadtmitte- B8/44) till Frankfurt Fair (Messe), in the roundabout turn left (towards
Ginnheim / Eschersheim- B8/40). You will find the museum after 500 metres on the left side.
- arriving from the north: Drive across the motorway-junction
Nordwestkreuz Frankfurton motorway A 66 (direction
F-Miquelalle / Stadtmitte), turn right before the end of the motorway (towards
Hauptbahnhof / Messe- B8/40), and follow the course of the street
Zeppelinallee. You will find the museum after 2 kilometres on the right side.
Please consider, there is no parking site available on the museum ground!
However, you may access to convenient public parking facilities nearby:
- Parking site
Parken an der Warte); open Monday to Friday 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
- Parking garage
Adalbertstrasse; open Monday to Saturday 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.; closed on Sunday and public holidays
You could find parking lots for disabled persons on the left side of the museum. Gateway Senckenberg-Bistro. Accessible during opening hours.
- Adults (aged 16 - 65): 6,00 €
- Adults from 66 years: 5,00 €
- Disabled persons from 50%: 4,00 €
- Children and teenagers (aged 6 - 15), conscripts, civilian servants, school aged and students with student ID: 3,00 €
- Free admission for children age 5 or below
- Daily 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Wednesday 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
- Saturday, Sunday and public holidays 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
On Shrove Tuesday the museum will be open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. only.
The museum is closed on Good Friday, Christmas Eve, New Year's Eve and and New Year's Day.
Contact InformationPhone: +49 (0) 69-7542-0
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