Our Moon. Longing, Art and Science

The NHM Vienna takes the 50th anniversary of the first manned lunar landing as an opportunity to show the Moon and all its facets in an extensive special exhibition.

The Moon, closest neighbor and constant companion of the Earth, is not only an extremely interesting cosmic body with an exciting history, but also has a tremendous attraction for romantics, writers, and artists. The Natural History Museum Vienna takes the 50th anniversary of the first manned lunar landing as an opportunity to show the Moon and all its facets in an extensive special exhibition.

A historical overview of the early investigation and mapping of the Moon is supplemented by the explanation of fundamental astronomical phenomena such as lunar phases, solar and lunar eclipses, etc. The interaction of the Moon with the Earth and its influence on the life on Earth – be it by the tides and the resulting biological diversity, or by the influence of the moonlight on the reproduction cycles of some animal species – are examined. The Moon as a geological object, its composition and the process of its formation, is discussed in detail, as is the history of space exploration and the Moon landings. Unusual and exciting interactive stations provide an opportunity to smell the moon, become a lunar rover driver, or touch a real piece of the Moon. Among the highlights is a spectacular newly acquired lunar meteorite, which will be shown for the first time in the context of this exhibition. A variety of artistic positions, such as films, installations, photos, and paintings – with a focus on contemporary art – complement the exhibition.

 

Current Dates

  • Wed. 20 Nov 2019, 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Thu. 21 Nov 2019, 9 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Fri. 22 Nov 2019, 9 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Sat. 23 Nov 2019, 9 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Sun. 24 Nov 2019, 9 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Mon. 25 Nov 2019, 9 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Wed. 27 Nov 2019, 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Thu. 28 Nov 2019, 9 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Fri. 29 Nov 2019, 9 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Sat. 30 Nov 2019, 9 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
All dates

All Dates

December

  • Sun. 01 Dec 2019, 9 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Mon. 02 Dec 2019, 9 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Wed. 04 Dec 2019, 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Thu. 05 Dec 2019, 9 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Fri. 06 Dec 2019, 9 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Sat. 07 Dec 2019, 9 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Sun. 08 Dec 2019, 9 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Mon. 09 Dec 2019, 9 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Wed. 11 Dec 2019, 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Thu. 12 Dec 2019, 9 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Fri. 13 Dec 2019, 9 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Sat. 14 Dec 2019, 9 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Sun. 15 Dec 2019, 9 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Mon. 16 Dec 2019, 9 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Wed. 18 Dec 2019, 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Thu. 19 Dec 2019, 9 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Fri. 20 Dec 2019, 9 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Sat. 21 Dec 2019, 9 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Sun. 22 Dec 2019, 9 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Mon. 23 Dec 2019, 9 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Thu. 26 Dec 2019, 9 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Fri. 27 Dec 2019, 9 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Sat. 28 Dec 2019, 9 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Sun. 29 Dec 2019, 9 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Mon. 30 Dec 2019, 9 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.

January 2020

  • Thu. 02 Jan 2020, 9 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Fri. 03 Jan 2020, 9 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Sat. 04 Jan 2020, 9 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Sun. 05 Jan 2020, 9 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Mon. 06 Jan 2020, 9 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Wed. 08 Jan 2020, 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Thu. 09 Jan 2020, 9 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Fri. 10 Jan 2020, 9 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Sat. 11 Jan 2020, 9 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Sun. 12 Jan 2020, 9 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Mon. 13 Jan 2020, 9 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Wed. 15 Jan 2020, 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Thu. 16 Jan 2020, 9 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Fri. 17 Jan 2020, 9 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Sat. 18 Jan 2020, 9 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Sun. 19 Jan 2020, 9 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Mon. 20 Jan 2020, 9 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Wed. 22 Jan 2020, 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Thu. 23 Jan 2020, 9 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Fri. 24 Jan 2020, 9 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Sat. 25 Jan 2020, 9 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Sun. 26 Jan 2020, 9 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Mon. 27 Jan 2020, 9 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Wed. 29 Jan 2020, 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Thu. 30 Jan 2020, 9 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Fri. 31 Jan 2020, 9 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.

February 2020

  • Sat. 01 Feb 2020, 9 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Sun. 02 Feb 2020, 9 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Mon. 03 Feb 2020, 9 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Wed. 05 Feb 2020, 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Thu. 06 Feb 2020, 9 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Fri. 07 Feb 2020, 9 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Sat. 08 Feb 2020, 9 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Sun. 09 Feb 2020, 9 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Mon. 10 Feb 2020, 9 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Wed. 12 Feb 2020, 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Thu. 13 Feb 2020, 9 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Fri. 14 Feb 2020, 9 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Sat. 15 Feb 2020, 9 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Sun. 16 Feb 2020, 9 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Mon. 17 Feb 2020, 9 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Wed. 19 Feb 2020, 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Thu. 20 Feb 2020, 9 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Fri. 21 Feb 2020, 9 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Sat. 22 Feb 2020, 9 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Sun. 23 Feb 2020, 9 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Mon. 24 Feb 2020, 9 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Wed. 26 Feb 2020, 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Thu. 27 Feb 2020, 9 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Fri. 28 Feb 2020, 9 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Sat. 29 Feb 2020, 9 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.

March 2020

  • Sun. 01 Mar 2020, 9 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Mon. 02 Mar 2020, 9 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Wed. 04 Mar 2020, 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Thu. 05 Mar 2020, 9 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Fri. 06 Mar 2020, 9 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Sat. 07 Mar 2020, 9 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Sun. 08 Mar 2020, 9 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Mon. 09 Mar 2020, 9 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Wed. 11 Mar 2020, 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Thu. 12 Mar 2020, 9 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Fri. 13 Mar 2020, 9 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Sat. 14 Mar 2020, 9 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Sun. 15 Mar 2020, 9 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Mon. 16 Mar 2020, 9 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Wed. 18 Mar 2020, 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Thu. 19 Mar 2020, 9 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Fri. 20 Mar 2020, 9 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Sat. 21 Mar 2020, 9 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Sun. 22 Mar 2020, 9 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Mon. 23 Mar 2020, 9 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Wed. 25 Mar 2020, 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Thu. 26 Mar 2020, 9 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Fri. 27 Mar 2020, 9 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Sat. 28 Mar 2020, 9 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Sun. 29 Mar 2020, 9 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Mon. 30 Mar 2020, 9 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.

April 2020

  • Wed. 01 Apr 2020, 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Thu. 02 Apr 2020, 9 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Fri. 03 Apr 2020, 9 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Sat. 04 Apr 2020, 9 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Sun. 05 Apr 2020, 9 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Mon. 06 Apr 2020, 9 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Wed. 08 Apr 2020, 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Thu. 09 Apr 2020, 9 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Fri. 10 Apr 2020, 9 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Sat. 11 Apr 2020, 9 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Sun. 12 Apr 2020, 9 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Mon. 13 Apr 2020, 9 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Wed. 15 Apr 2020, 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Thu. 16 Apr 2020, 9 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Fri. 17 Apr 2020, 9 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Sat. 18 Apr 2020, 9 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Sun. 19 Apr 2020, 9 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Mon. 20 Apr 2020, 9 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Wed. 22 Apr 2020, 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Thu. 23 Apr 2020, 9 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Fri. 24 Apr 2020, 9 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Sat. 25 Apr 2020, 9 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Sun. 26 Apr 2020, 9 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Mon. 27 Apr 2020, 9 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Wed. 29 Apr 2020, 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Thu. 30 Apr 2020, 9 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.

May 2020

  • Fri. 01 May 2020, 9 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Sat. 02 May 2020, 9 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Sun. 03 May 2020, 9 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Mon. 04 May 2020, 9 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Wed. 06 May 2020, 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Thu. 07 May 2020, 9 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Fri. 08 May 2020, 9 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Sat. 09 May 2020, 9 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Sun. 10 May 2020, 9 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Mon. 11 May 2020, 9 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Wed. 13 May 2020, 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Thu. 14 May 2020, 9 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Fri. 15 May 2020, 9 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Sat. 16 May 2020, 9 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Sun. 17 May 2020, 9 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Mon. 18 May 2020, 9 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Wed. 20 May 2020, 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Thu. 21 May 2020, 9 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Fri. 22 May 2020, 9 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Sat. 23 May 2020, 9 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Sun. 24 May 2020, 9 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Mon. 25 May 2020, 9 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Wed. 27 May 2020, 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Thu. 28 May 2020, 9 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Fri. 29 May 2020, 9 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Sat. 30 May 2020, 9 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Sun. 31 May 2020, 9 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.

June 2020

  • Mon. 01 Jun 2020, 9 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.