The natural science museum Haus der Natur was founded in the year 1924. From its beginnings it has been able to inspire its visitors with a truly modern, vibrant educational concept. At the base of this continuous success lies the awareness of the need to recognize, and constantly adapt to, changing expectations and requirements.
Today the Haus der Natur perceives itself as a three-tier museum, comprising a conventional museum of natural history supplemented by two outstanding zoo departments and a versatile science center. The presentation of regional and international topics as a multi-faceted mix of exhibitions on a floor space of more than 7 000 m² makes the Haus der Natur Salzburg’s largest museum.
In addition the Haus der Natur plays an important role as a nature competence centre serving both the City and Province of Salzburg. The recently founded biodiversity centre is home to the scientific collections of the province and is responsible for the maintenance of an extensive data base serving the documentation and analysis of the flora and fauna found in the City and Province of Salzburg as well as the Hohe Tauern national park.