Whether iguanas, lightnings or dinosaurs - in the NaturWelten you will experience the unique combination of living animals and natural history specimens. From the water to the coast and into the air - this is how the natural history permanent exhibition presents itself. You start your journey in the blue expanse of the WasserWelten. Over 200 species inhabit the most diverse habitats: cool North Sea, lively Amazon or colorful South Seas. The exhibits are not only related to Lower Saxony, but located internationally. Important holiday destinations such as the Canary Islands or the Caribbean are as much a theme in the exhibition as the Steinhuder Meer - illuminated together. This results in different perspectives on the life of the Lower Saxony and again and again amazing relationships between supposedly different places and themes: A look at the history of the earth shows that the climatic conditions of today's tropical Caribbean in an older, but very similar appearance in the Upper Jurassic ever ». here on the spot "prevailed! This results in a great advantage for the mediation: aspects of the earth's history are directly combined with those of the contemporary habitats and both with the abundance of the aquaristic-terraristic life. The main focus is therefore an intensive connection of all natural scientific facets with each other, as it also occurs in the actual appearance of the environment on our earth.
the water worlds
The beginning of the NaturWelten is formed by the WasserWelten with 200 different aquatic species from different habitats, from cold or warm water, fresh or salt water. The living animals are supplemented by naturalistic preparations. A "skull cabinet" shows which animals are also bound to the water. In addition to hippopotamus, polar bear, gray seal and seal skull bones, there is also the skull of a Steller's manatee. Using an interactive station, the development of life from the protozoan to the mammal is discussed. And then it goes from water to land: A transitional area compares the recent life of the aquarium with the different fossil marine organisms and also agrees on the following part of the exhibition.
the agricultural worlds
Dinosaurs, reptiles and amphibians have entered the LandWorlds. Here the visitor travels along different coasts from the native North Sea to the Mediterranean and the Canaries to the Caribbean and the South American coast. Thus, complex natural history content such as the high biodiversity of insects, the very specific formation of new species on islands or the emergence of volcanoes at some known as popular holiday destinations stations are explained. In addition, the focus is "South America - Amazon" with numerous terrariums, which inhabit living inhabitants of the tropical jungle, supplemented by explanations and objects on aspects of important research trips such as the equinox journey of Alexander von Humboldt.
For the first time, the exhibition also features original plates with spectacular dinosaur footprints from the Obernkirchen sandstone quarries. The development from dinosaur to bird is one of the paradigms for the theory of evolution. On the basis of the unique bird collection, the life and death story of three man-eradicated bird species is presented: the Riesenalk, the pigeon and the Carolina parakeet. 80 more birds from the hummingbird to the Darwin Nandu illustrate the whole range of bird families in a large aviary. Two large terrariums contain the skeleton of a Plateosaurus and several lively Bearded Dragons and two green iguanas.
in the deep sea
The deep sea is one of the most mysterious places on earth - still largely unexplored and thus the last big dark spot on our planet. This may be one of the reasons for the great fascination that the deep sea has for people. It attracts us with something words can not grasp - a distant world, in eternal darkness, inhospitable and yet full of life. The exhibition »Deep Sea. Living in the Dark «at the Landesmuseum Hannover gives an insight into this unique world. It promises an interactive and multimedia underwater experience and close encounters with original deep-sea fish, which are among the most bizarre creatures our planet has to offer. Partner of the exhibition is the GEOMAR Helmholtz Center for Ocean Research Kiel - one of the world's leading institutes in the field of deep-sea research.
I find it interesting to see how the individual animals live here, especially the fish!