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Natural History Museum Mainz

Ever since it first opened its doors in 1910, the Natural History Museum in Mainz has been helping visitors discover the natural history of the local area and the whole world from the Tertiary period to the present day.

Ever since it first opened its doors in 1910, this museum has been helping visitors discover the fascinating natural history of the local area and the whole world from the Tertiary period to the present day. The animal world has a special place in the exhibition, which features the complete skeleton of a 45-million-year-old primeval horse from Eckfelder Maar in the Eifel region that was discovered in 1991. Within the Ice Age collection, visitors can marvel at a savanna elephant, a giant deer, a woolly rhino, a musk ox and many more species.

The museum has also created displays of native flora and fauna, with birds and mammals shown in their natural habitats. Precious rare exhibits on show at the Natural History Museum in Mainz include the Tasmanian wolf, the Java rhino and the quagga group that is famous the world over. This subspecies of South African plains zebras became extinct at the end of the 19th century and there are only 21 stuffed exhibits left in the world. Opening times: Tuesday to Friday: 10 am–5 pm, Saturday and Sunday: 10 am–6 pm

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