The natural history museum situated in Solothurn’s historic centre is a great place to learn about our planet, its history and the animals living here. With many interactive elements, the museum allows adults and children to explore their Environment. The museum is mainly focused on animals living in Switzerland. “But also Earth’s history, where especially the Jurassic period – including dinosaurs – and the ice Age are of great importance to us,” says curator Thomas Briner. To make natural history more touchable and understandable, there is even a large cast of a dinosaur trail where children can sit. Things like that help to trigger their imagination; if the footprint was that big, how much bigger were the actual dinosaurs? The cast was taken from footprints found in a quarry near Solothurn.



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