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Natural History Museum
Zebras at the Museum of Natural History
Situated in the church of the former Reichklara Abbey, the Natural History Museum in Mainz was opened to visitors back in 1910 and is now the largest and most important museum of its kind in the Rhineland-Palatinate. Few other natural science museums in the world have such an extensive collection of prehistoric dinosaur tracks and insects from the Permian period on the Rhine. With more than 25,000 finds, it has a rich and varied collection of ice-age animals such as the hippo, steppe mammoth, elk, wolf, Javan rhino, giant lion, jaguar, sabre-toothed cat and the famous group of quaggas that all lived in the Rhine-Main region approx. 500,000 years ago.
Hours: Tuesday 10am - 8pm, Wednesday 10am - 2pm, Thursday - Sunday 10am - 5pm.
Address: Mitternacht/Reichklarastraße 1, 55116 Mainz
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