Zoological Museum of Kiel University
History and museums
The Zoological Museum of Kiel University is a zoological museum in Kiel, Germany. It was founded by naturalist Karl Möbius, and architect Martin Gropius designed the building.
The exhibitions display systematics, evolution, tropical and German fauna, butterfly ecology and history of zoology in Kiel.
Collections include specimens of Johann Daniel Major, Johan Christian Fabricius and Christian Rudolph Wilhelm Wiedemann and from marine zoology expeditions - Galathea Expedition 1845–1847, the Albatross expedition 1876–1885, the German Plankton-Expedition 1889, the first German deep-sea expedition 1898–1899 and the first German southpolar expedition 1901–1903.
The museum is part of the University of Kiel.