The scientific collection of the museum Joanneum in Graz includes botany, geology, paleontology and mineralogy. The range of specimens on display form an educational and inspiring role for visitors. The collection's basis descends from the original collection of the museum's founder archduke Johann. In Graz the exhibits find the perfect conditions to be stored and they get treated with the latest technology at the laboratory. After the reconstruction in 2013 the museum's display is groundbreaking.
It shows photography of the original collection and gives an insight in the area's history of earth over 400 Million years ago. Exhibits represent flora and fauna and permanent exhibitions cover scientific topics and ecological issues.
In 2013 the scientific collection of the museum Joanneum hosts the special exhibition themed „Mushrooms: Nature's network“. For the first time in Austria, Lila and Klaus Wechsler show their mushroom models at the Joanneum.
The museum also offers special guided tours and workshops for both children and adults.
- The day pass at Universal Museum Joanneum - Natural history museum is €12 making it one of the 5 cheapest tourist Attractions in Styria.
How to get there
You can easily get to the scientific collection of the Joanneum by foot it takes about 25min. Starting at the main train station in Graz walk on „Banhofgürtel“ and further on „Eggenberger Gürtel“. Afterwards turn left on „Niesenberggasse“ and stay on it until you reach „Belgiergasse“. Now cross the river Mur and from the square called „Andreas-Hofer-Platz“ continue right onto „Neutorgasse“ and further on „Kalchberggasse“, where you will find the entrance of the museum.