Rückblick - Sonderausstellung TOT wie ein DODO
Throwback – Special Exhibition: “DEAD as a DODO”

Retrospective: DEAD as a DODO.
… already ended at the beginning of November 2020, due to the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic.

Visit the exhibition after the fact: – Start the Virtual Tour – DEAD as a DODO

The exhibition “DEAD as a DODO.” fascinates with life-size models of already extinct animals like the dodo and giant moa. During one-hour guided tours, currently threatened animal species such as polar bear, tiger, and rhinoceros are presented with their habitats. What are the threats faced by many of our animals today? What role do humans play in this? Follow our stories about the different animals and learn what we can do for nature conservation.

Vielfalt zählt! Ausstellung zur Biodiversität


… Due to measures to combat the coronavirus pandemic, the exhibition had to be closed already at the end of March 2020..

Biodiversity is an important basis of our life. It includes not only the diversity of animal and plant species, microorganisms, and fungi as well as the genetic diversity within species, but also the complex ecological processes and interactions in a variety of habitats on Earth. Understanding and preserving this diversity is the goal of biodiversity research, one of the most important research fields of the future. Researchers and explorers have many questions about a habitat: How many and which kinds of species live there? Is a species-rich ecosystem more stable than a species-poor one?
What happens when species disappear? What are the effects of climate change and humanity’s increasing demand for resources? These questions are not only of interest to science; they concern all of us.

The German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, DFG) supports biodiversity research in many projects. With its exhibition “DIVERSITY MATTERS!” it makes this research tangible and understandable and illustrates what biodiversity means and why it is so important for us humans and worthy of protection.

Die Senckenberg Naturhistorischen Sammlungen Dresden zeigten die Ausstellung vom 31. Oktober 2019 bis 17. Mai 2020, wobei jedoch ab Ende März 2020 der Museumsbetrieb als Maßnahme zur Bekämpfung der Coronavirus-Pandemie eingestellt werden musste.

Nächster Ausstellungsort von „VIELFALT ZÄHLT!“ ist Braunschweig.

[ Here you can find the flyer for “DIVERSITY MATTERS!” in Dresden ]

[ More Information on our homepage for DIVERSITY MATTERS! ]

Die dünne Haut der Erde - Besucher in der Ausstellung
 The Earth’s Thin Skin – Our Soils

Retrospective: The Earth’s Thin Skin – Our Soils

… ended on the 15th of September 2019

A great abundance of organisms inhabits the “thin skin of the earth”. Earthworms, mites, springtails and countless other animals work together with bacteria and fungi to ensure fertile soils. Their activity forms the basis for plant growth and thus for the use of soils by humans. The international traveling exhibition “The Thin Skin of the Earth – Our Soils” of the Senckenberg Museum für Naturkunde Görlitz was shown in the Japanese Palace, Dresden-Neustadt, until September 15, 2019.

Visitors had the opportunity to learn about the fascinating and amazing world beneath their feet.
Numerous 3D models, interactive elements and multimedia stations invited young and old to marvel and participate. The exhibition presented in four thematic chambers both the diversity, way of life and function of soil inhabitants, as well as different soil types and their composition, function and hazards. The visitors were also informed about possibilities for soil protection and the latest soil research.