The new, modernly conceived natural science exhibition called The Miracles of Evolution tells captivating stories of evolution on an area of 2,000 m2 and presents the world of animals in a way you don’t normally see in museums – without any shelves and racks. Following a demanding renovation, one of the symbols of the National Museum can now be seen as well – the skeleton of a fin whale, which, together with 1,500 other exhibits, comes together in one of the most modern natural science expositions. Animals are presented here in their natural habitat and motion, and the unique and rare exhibits are complemented by brand new animal models, including a white shark, a minke whale, or the largest model of a giant squid in the world, which is 17 metres long.

In seven halls, named Stepping Out in All Directions; A Tiny MajorityWater, Our Element; From Water to Land; Conquering the Air; Conquering the Earth and The Planet of Animals, the exhibition shows the wealth of species that have emerged as a result of different evolutionary paths. It presents some of the major evolutionary steps that animals have taken on their way to occupying and dominating almost every corner of our planet. It introduces the result of a long evolutionary process and explains how interesting and often very different organisms have adapted to the various conditions on Earth. This gives you a glimpse into the world of invertebrates, fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and, last but not least, mammals. You will walk through the animal kingdom from the smallest exhibit of the Varroa mite with dimensions under 1 mm to the largest one, i. e. the popular, 22.5 metre fin whale.

Of course, the new exhibition also includes modern multimedia technologies. Right in the opening hall, you will get acquainted with the exhibition as a whole through video-mapping, and the “living” images will show you animals that you will later meet yourself. The light and sound elements in the individual halls also give the space a unique atmosphere that will draw you into the fascinating world of animals.

For Children

The exhibition also includes interactive elements that will undoubtedly captivate both children and adults. For example, thanks to the wooden tablets with colourful, comic-style animal characters, you can learn even little-known information about individual animal species in a fun way. Of course, there are also items that you can touch yourself. Thanks to this, you can look directly into the mouth of an enlarged viper's head, try the force needed to close an open giant clam, or guide a millipede through narrow underground passages.

Opening hours

Monday 10:00  -  18:00
Tuesday 10:00  -  18:00
Wednesday 10:00  -  18:00
Thursday 10:00  -  18:00
Friday 10:00  -  18:00
Saturday 10:00  -  18:00
Sunday 10:00  -  18:00

Adjusting the opening hours

28. 1. 2023 10:00  -  15:00

Entrance fees

Tickets can be purchased on-line, or at the box office in the Historical or New Building.

The Museum complex + cupola

Adult 250 CZK
Reduced Reduced:
– senior citizens over the age of 65
– juveniles 15–18 years old
– holders of ISIC or ITIC cards
– high school and university students upon presentation of a student identity card
150 CZK
Children up to 15 years Only accompanied by an adult FREE ADMISSION
School excursions up to 15 years School excursions (up to 15 years):
– organized school groups with pedagogical support
– 3 members of the teaching staff free of charge
– it is not possible to reserve a visit time, tickets only at the ticket office
School excursions 15–26 years School excursions (15–26 years):
– organized school groups with pedagogical support
– 3 members of the teaching staff free of charge
– it is not possible to reserve a visit time, tickets only at the ticket office
40 CZK

The e-ticket is valid for 30 days from the day of purchase for a one time entry.

Free admission (tickets only available at the box office): children from children’s homes or SOS children’s villages; holders of physical disability cards (ZTP, ZTP/P and people accompanying them); holders of cards: ICOM, Slovak National Museum, the National Museum Society, Benefit card of the European GNSS Agency – the Ministry of Transport, Prague Card, employee of a contributory organization of the Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic (+ 3 pers.)

Visiting rules of the Museum Complex of the National Museum


Photography and filming for non-commercial purposes and without the use of flash and tripod included in the ticket price.

Please bring tickets purchased on-line (valid for 30 days from the date of purchase for a one time entry) printed or stored on your mobile phone.

The ticket must be kept for the duration of the entire visit.

Purchased tickets cannot be returned or changed.