Nature Museum Senckenberg
Senckenberg is a German research organization which has six science institutes and three natural history museums. Frankfurt’s Nature Museum Senckenberg or the Naturmuseum is the second largest museum of nature in Germany. This represents the perfect place to visit in Frankfurt if you have children passionate about natural history. With a total area of 6,000 square meters extended o three floors, it attracts more than 400,000 visitors each year. The museum displays the biodiversity and the evolution of life and shows the change of the planet earth over the different eras. Some of the exhibits are unique in the world. Here you can discover the diversity of nature and enjoy exploring the universe through different epochs, from the prehistoric up to the present era. The museum also shows discoveries in geology, biology and palaeontology. The exhibits are divided into several categories or topics, such as the solar system, the plants, the animals, the human evolution, etc.
The Dinosaur Collection
The most important of the museum exhibits is a wide collection of dinosaur skeletons and for this reason the museum is very appreciated among children. The museum has a great exhibition of large dinosaurs which is the largest dinosaur exhibition in Germany and a unique exhibit in Europe. It displays at least two members of each dinosaur group and the exhibits origin may go back to the Mesozoic era. Even from the outside of the museum building, the visitors are greeted by a large collection of dinosaurs.
A model of Diplodocus longus dinosaur is displayed in front of the Nature Museum Senckenberg. Inside the building, the visitors can see the tracks of the impressive Titanosaurus. Inside the museum, one can also admire the Parasaulophus, the Psittacosaurus or the Oviraptor.The collection also includes the famous Tyrannosaurus rex, the Triceratops or the Iguandon.
Even if the dinosaurs represent the principal attraction at the Senckenberg Museum, some large collections of animal from the early epochs are quite popular as well. Besides the dinosaurs, the museum also preserves diverse collections of birds. The museum also exhibits some species of mice, fish, reptiles and horses that lived on Earth some 50 million years ago. A rain forest tree gives an insight of the different zones of the rain forest and show how the different reptiles have adapted in the biodiversity. The German museum offers occasional lectures and tours, although the most of the exhibitions have a permanent character.