Meteorites – A Journey Through Time and Space
Open until August 30
- The Agpalilik Meteorite: the most amazing, iconic meteorite in the collection of the Natural History Museum of Denmark will welcome you in the courtyard outside the Geological Museum. Agpalilik weighed 20 tons when it was found by the Danish scientist Vagn Fabritius Buchwald in North West Greenland in 1963.
Black Beauty: a beautiful, rare meteorite from Mars, which, thanks to research carried out by the Centre for Star and Planet Formation, has provided us with new knowledge about the likelihood of early life on the now barren planet.
Smell – Listen – Feel – See: Experience meteorites with all your senses. You will even get a unique opportunity to actually touch a piece of the Moon and a piece of Mars.
The Ensisheim Meteorite: the first meteorite whose fall was documented. In 1492, in the town of Ensisheim, a miracle occurred, when a rock, accompanied by thunder, fell from the sky and was found in a field by a little boy. In the exhibition, you can see a fragment of this historic meteorite.
The Ejby Meteorite: the largest meteorite fall in the history of Denmark occurred in February 2016 and weighed a total of almost 9 kg. Together, the lucky people who found the meteorites received approximately DKK 2 million by way of reward from the Danekræ scheme, which has ensured that all meteorite fragments now belong to the Natural History Museum of Denmark’s collection.
Natural History Museum of Denmark
Øster Voldgade 5-7
1350 Copenhagen K
Activities and events
Learn how to recognize a meteorite, create your own meteorite crater or play a game of bingo and learn more about the stones from sky.
Thank you to:
Original exhibition designed and set up by the Muséum national d‘histoire naturelle (France), adapted by the Natural History Museum of Denmark.
UN Global Goals
The Natural History Museum of Denmark works to further the UN Global Goals for sustainable development. The exhibit Meteorites – a journey through time and space supports: