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Opening hours

March to October: Tuesday to Sunday 10.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.
November to February: Wednesday to Sunday 11.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.

The Research Museum is closed on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve and New Year's Day. We open on all other holidays - even if they are Mondays or other workdays.

In 2024, the Research Museum will be open on Easter Monday and on Whit Monday.

Admission prices


9,00 € (per person) from 18 years old

Group adults

6,00 € (per person) from 10 persons onwards
(please register your group)

Family ticket

20,00 € (per family) parents or grandparents with their own children/grandchildren up to 18 years of age


6,00 € (per person) children from 6 years, pupils, students, trainees, people doing voluntary service, people with handicap (min. 70 %)

Group reduced

3,00 € (per person) from 15 persons onwards
Group of pupils (accompanying person free)/ students etc. (please register your group)

Family ticket plus

7,50 € grandparents accompanying their own children and grandchildren up to 18 years with the family ticket

How to find us

From direction Magdeburg/Berlin

Leave the A2 at junction 63 Marienborn / Helmstedt. Follow the B1 towards Helmstedt and then turn onto the B244 towards Schöningen. In
Schöningen take the L652 towards Hötensleben - the Schöningen Research Museum is on the left.

By public transport

You can reach Helmstedt by train. From Helmstedt train station take the bus (line 370 direction Schöppenstedt train station) to Schöningen ZOB. Coming from the west via Hannover or from the south via Göttingen, take the train via Braunschweig to Schöppenstedt. From Schöppenstedt take the bus (line 370 direction Helmstedt Krankenhaus) to Schöningen ZOB. From Schöningen ZOB, take bus line 395 to the "Paläon" stop.
You can find the connections at:
With the electronic travel planner (www.efa.de) you get a personal timetable how to reach the Forschungsmuseum Schöningen by public transport.
From Schöningen ZOB, you can reach the museum on foot in about 20 min.

From the direction Braunschweig/Hannover

Leave the A2 at junction 61 Helmstedt-West and follow the B244 towards Schöningen. In Schöningen take the L652 towards Hötensleben - the Schöningen Research Museum is on the left hand side.

By bike or on foot

Schöningen is located in the Elm-Lappwald Nature Park, through which numerous (bicycle) hiking trails lead. Details about these can be found at www.elm-lappwald.de or at www.schoeningen.de/sport_und_freizeit/wandern_im_elm. The town is also located on the Berlin-Hameln bike path, the scenic and well-developed bike connection between the capital and the Pied Piper town.
Bicycle racks are located on the upper section of the site next to the "Paläon" bus stop and in front of the Café and Bistro zum Elmsee.