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Parasites – Life Undercover is a journey into the world of parasites. With real parasite specimens and spectacular exhibits, the exhibition sheds light on how parasites have evolved over the course of evolution, why their adaptations and life cycles are so incredible, what influence they have on entire ecosystems, why they are extremely exciting research objects and sometimes medical helpers. But it also shows that man-made factors such as advancing climate change, globalization and growing megacities are encouraging the spread of parasites, as well as old and new diseases. This makes the exhibition more relevant than ever in times of COVID-19.

As a touring exhibition, Parasites – Life Undercover has travelled as far as Australia in recent years and was visited by 1.5 million people. Back in Berlin, it is now on display with additional content, linking it to the current corona pandemic. Researchers from various fields contribute to the exhibition, including the known virologist Christian Drosten and the bat researcher Mirjam Knörnschild. In addition, visitors will learn why fossils such as the skull of T.rex Tristan Otto can help to better understand today's disease patterns and why the digitization of the insect collection is an important first step towards answering future research questions.

Opening hours,

  • Monday closed
  • Tuesday-Friday 09:30 - 18:00
  • Saturday-Sunday 10:00 - 18:00
Last entry

30 Min. vor Schließung

Open again since 20 May 2021. More information:

  • 1. January 10:00 - 18:00
  • 24. December closed
  • 25. December closed
  • 26. December 10:00 - 18:00
  • 31. December closed


Museum für Naturkunde Berlin
Invalidenstraße 43, 10115 Berlin


+49 (30) 88 91 40-85 91


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Admission price 8,00 €


Reduced price 5,00 €

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Admission price

8,00 €


Reduced price

5,00 €

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