The Natural History Museum of Denmark reopens

Updated 9 Juni 2020

The Natural History Museum of Denmark at Øster Voldgade, Zoological Museum at Østerbro and The Palm House in Botanical Garden have now reopened after having been closed to the public for almost three months due to the corona virus (COVID-19) in Denmark. On this page, we have gathered everything you need to know about your museum visit and how we make it a safe and enjoyable experience.

Initiatives for a safe and good experience

As a guest of the museum, your safety is of utmost importance to us. We follow the health authorities' recommendations and guidelines and have implemented a number of new initiatives to make your visit to the museum a safe and good experience.

  • Distance. We ensure more space by limiting the number of guests in the exhibitions at any given time. We have also provided social distancing precautions and introduced one-way traffic at narrow passageways.
  • Increased supervision. With additional staffing, help is always near by. If you have any questions or need guidance during your visit, you are of course very welcome to contact the staff at the museum - remember to keep a distance.
  • Cleaning and hygiene. We make sure to clean more frequently at the museum during this time. Contact surfaces, which are exposed to frequent touch, are cleaned several times daily, and there is hand sanitizer available at entrances and exits, in the exhibitions, ticket sales, café and shop.
  • Online ticket sales and booking. To ensure more space and avoid a queue for the new popular exhibition 'King of Dinosaurs' at Øster Voldgade, we encourage everyone to plan their visit to the museum from home by purchasing a time slot ticket online through our webshop. Ticket sales have started prior to the exhibition opening on 19 June 2020. Tickets can be booked two months in advance.

Hands-on activities are temporarily canceled

As a precaution, we have temporarily shut down hands-on activities and areas with close contact. This applies to the lunch room, the cinema and the Natural History Laboratory at the Zoological Museum as well as drawing tables and microscopes at both the Zoological Museum and the Natural History Museum, Øster Voldgade 5-7. It will also not be possible to book children’s birthday parties at the Zoological Museum until September 2020.

The 'What’s On' page gives you an overview of all activities and how they may be affected. We appreciate your understanding and hope to be able to offer more activities soon.


Due to the assembly ban, the museum has chosen to cancel all events that should have taken place during the spring and summer. If you have tickets for an event that is canceled, you will be notified via e-mail from Billetto, and your ticket will automatically be refunded. You do not need to take any action.

In the hope that it will be possible for us to gather again this autumn, we have among other things planned an exciting science talk program with Wine & Science and debate events called 'Jorden Kalder'. Ticket sales are postponed to mid-August 2020.

Sign up for the museum’s newsletter, and we will keep you updated on upcoming events (only available in Danish).

For kindergartens and schools

Given the current situation with the Corona virus, all kindergartens and schools are requested to book a time slot prior to their visit via this link.

Extension of Annual Pass

The museum reopens after almost three months without visitors - and we have missed you. We will therefore automatically extend all Annual Passes that were active during the closing period with three months, so that we can continue to have great museum experiences together.

If your Annual Pass expired during the closing period, it will also be extended.

Read more about our Annual Pass ...

Extended opening hours

We are extending the opening hours at the different addresses, so now you can also visit the Palm House on Mondays. From 19 June you can visit the museum at Øster Voldgade 5 - 7 in the evening on selected weekdays. See the extended opening hours on the 'Visit the Museum' page.

We look forward to seeing you.