Natural History Museum of Denmark

Step into the beautiful mineral halls, touch a huge meteorite from outer space and explore the natural world in the changing exhibitions.

An annual highlight at the museum is the famous exhibition Wildlife Photographer of the Year, featuring the 100 best nature and wildlife photos worldwide. Experience the beauty and fragility of nature in an exhibition that delights millions of people every year. See more about the exhibition at

Special exhibitions: Monkeys! - a primate story, May 15th 2023 - Feburary 25th 2024

The jungle arrives at the Natural History Museum of Denmark as primates swing from the branches, hang by their tails and screech from the canopy. From huge gorillas to tiny mouse lemurs – step into the wondrous world of primates and meet your relatives in the biggest exhibition ever about apes and monkeys.

More than 60 spectacular taxidermy specimens of monkeys, apes, lemurs, lorises and bush-babies are revealed in the most extensive exhibition on primates ever. This family friendly exhibition is the first to show primates behaving as if they were in the wild. Dynamic poses capture the wide variety of behaviours of some of the world’s most endangered primates.

Interactives throughout the exhibition bring the displays to life for children and adults alike, allowing them to discover more about our closest cousins. Displays explore communication, social groups and behaviours. Here, you can learn more about the visual signals, language and scent-marking used by primates.

Recharge in the café with a view of the Botanical Garden, where you can explore the museum's collection of rare plants and see the iconic Palm House.

Opening Hours

01.09.2023 - 23.12.2023:
Monday: closed
Tuesday: 10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday: 10:00 - 21:00
Thursday: 10:00 - 17:00
Friday: 10:00 - 17:00
Saturday: 10:00 - 17:00
Sunday: 10:00 - 17:00


Øster Voldgade 5-7

1350 København K